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AppSec Consulting Announces Launch of Its EU-US Privacy Shield and EU GDPR Consulting Services

Monday, October 2, 2017

AppSec Consulting, a leader in providing Information Security and IT Risk Management solutions, announced today the launch of its EU-US Privacy Shield and EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) consulting services. While there is about a year until GDPR (the update to Privacy Shield) becomes effective (May 2018), it is important to become aware of the new requirements it brings to those doing business with European organizations. Business ties between the US and EU partners is continuously getting stronger, and any organization that has employees, partners, customers, or customer prospects in the EU must ensure that any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) collected or transmitted to/from EU partners is properly handled and protected. Companies that do not meet the requirements may face termination of contracts and potential reputational risk, and can expect large fines for non-compliance (up to 4% of the company's annual turnover or 20M Euros).

GDPR is a privacy law with global impact. To get ready for GDPR, AppSec Consulting recommends organizations assess their privacy programs and compare them to the EU Privacy Shield and GDPR requirements. Tony Fulda, Managing Director of Strategic Advisory Services for AppSec Consulting, and a well-known data security and privacy expert said, “Organizations who are or will be subject to GDPR have approximately one year to prepare for these new requirements.  Our consulting team has been advising clients on how to best meet or exceed GDPR’s new requirements and build out a sustainable and appropriate privacy program.  An expanding number of organizations are getting in front of these new requirements as a good business practice, as well as to mitigate the risk of leaking private personal information by human error or cyber-attack.” 

AppSec Consulting is also announcing their online U.S Privacy Shield and GDPR training program, designed to help employees of impacted organizations understand and meet the new requirements.

Visit AppSec Consulting’s Data Privacy page for more information about the regulations and how to get started. 

AppSec Consulting has been serving customers since 2005. The company began by providing application security and training services; over the past 7 years, the AppSec Consulting's focus has expanded to include a continuum of Strategic Advisory services, including SOC 1/2/3 and ISO 2700x audit preparation, PCI DSS advisory and audit services, Security Awareness and Training, Strategic Security Program development, and expanded Security Testing services for Mobile, Application, Web, and Networks.  AppSec Consulting is a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI QSA) helping merchants and service providers who process, store or transmit Visa (V), MasterCard Incorporated (MA), American Express Company (AMX), Discover Financial Services (DFS) and JCB transactions validate compliance with card brand Data Security Standards

AppSec Consulting has a strong physical presence in the San Francisco Bay Area and Minneapolis-St. Paul marketplaces and employees in 8 states serving U.S. and worldwide customers in Financial Services, e-commerce, Technology, Healthcare, Service Provider, Retail, Hospitality and Transportation industries.

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