Risk Based Security and Privacy Ref Announce Partnership

Risk Based Security is pleased to announce a new partnership with Privacy Ref, a leading provider of information privacy services. The two firms are teaming up to offer their customers access to each other’s services. Privacy Ref customers will have preferred access to Risk Based Security’s suite of solutions while RBS customers will be able to access Privacy Ref’s cost-effective set of services aimed at protecting Personally Identifiable Information and other confidential data in their organizations while maintaining compliance with evolving data protection requirements.

Privacy Ref assists clients in managing privacy risk through improving their organizational practices. Privacy Ref provides assessment, consulting, coaching, and training services that emphasize alignment of privacy practices with client goals and operational objectives.

“While privacy and security are two distinct areas of concern, a significant amount of overlap clearly exists.  By working together, PrivacyRef and Risk Based Security are able to offer solutions to organizations of all sizes that enable them to quickly make progress in both areas”, said Eric Paxton, Director of Business Operations for Risk Based Security.

Effective information security practices are the cornerstone of a solid privacy management program, and the interactions between the two disciplines are significant and often complex.  As a result, organizations need to adopt an integrated approach that effectively addresses both privacy and security considerations.

RBS supports the advisory services available from Privacy Ref by providing complementary solutions to help organizations improve their information security practices.  For organizations looking for ways to jump start their security program, RBS offers the YourCISO platform that provides organizations with on-demand access to high quality security and information risk management resources in an easy to use web portal. RBS also offers VulnDB, the world’s most comprehensive and detailed software vulnerability intelligence platform, to help organizations identify and manage security vulnerabilities in their environment, and Cyber Risk Analytics (CRA), an organization rating solution which supports privacy, security and vendor management programs by providing actionable threat intelligence about organizations that have experienced a data breach or leaked credentials.

Risk Based Security is focused on helping organizations implement “Not just security, but the right security”.  If you would like to learn more about how our products can help, please contact us!

About Risk Based Security

Risk Based Security (RBS) provides detailed information and analysis on Data Breaches, Vendor Risk Ratings and Vulnerability Intelligence. Our products, Cyber Risk Analytics (CRA) and VulnDB, provide organizations access to the most comprehensive threat intelligence knowledge bases available, including advanced search capabilities, access to raw data via API, and email alerting to assist organizations in taking the right actions in a timely manner. In addition, our YourCISO offering provides organizations with on-demand access to high quality security and information risk management resources in one, easy to use web portal.

About Privacy Ref

Privacy Ref assists our clients in improving their privacy practices throughout their organizations. We emphasize alignment of privacy practices with organizational goals through our assessment, consulting, coaching, and training services.

Privacy Ref’s focus is helping businesses develop and implement privacy policies, procedures, and technology to address regulations and employ best practices for handling personal information concerning customers, employees, and other individuals. The company applies their experience managing international privacy and security requirements for the enterprise and tailoring them to the needs of any size business. Privacy Ref can affordably provide a Privacy Office for businesses by providing services ranging from assessing an existing program, reviewing or creating privacy policies and processes, assisting with awareness training, or building a privacy program from the ground up.