Data Protection

Protect your Data with confidence

A “check-the-box” approach to compliance will not protect your reputation. Proactive programmes, measures and policies will.

Protiviti helps you confidently maintain and protect your data, wherever it may reside. We help you understand the impacts of data security.

Confidently maintain and protect your data, wherever it lives. Protiviti determines the impacts of data security regulatory and contractual requirements, assesses your alignment and capability to meet those expectations, remediates key processes and technologies, and helps implement changes to achieve and maintain compliance—all while improving your data security posture.

Our approach focuses on three core concepts: identifying and securing your most valuable assets; continuous monitoring; and a structured, fast response to a breach.

Regardless of where your data resides, Protiviti helps you maintain and protect it, and to understand the impacts

Our Data Protection services

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Data identification and security

Organisations want to know what data matters most. Protiviti’s data protection methodology identifies critical data, implements measures to protect it, and establishes a programme to sustain and maintain data security as data evolves.

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Data security compliance

No matter the compliance framework (PCI , HITRUST, HIPAA, SOC 2, SWIFT , ISO, NYDFS , FedRAMP, FISMA, CMMC ) we scope your environment, address compliance gaps, and implement policies, procedures and technical solutions to meet any regulatory and contractual obligations.

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Secure architecture

Securely maintaining technologies, systems, and networks is a challenge most companies face. Whether aligning with compliance requirements or adopting zero trust architecture , we bring skilled expertise to the design and implementation of your security.


The Protiviti advantage

Protiviti provides expert-level data security consulting solutions to FORTUNE 1000® and FORTUNE Global 500® companies across the world. We provide our clients with data security expertise that spans numerous regulations across all industries.

Helping organisations comply with data security requirements is part of our DNA.

PCI : Protiviti is one of the largest and most experienced PCI QSA firms (since 2002) and a two-time member of the PCI SSC’s Global Executive Assessor Roundtable. We frequently present at the Council’s community meetings and partner with global merchants and service providers to aid our clients on their journeys to achieve and maintain PCI certification.

CMMC : Protiviti Government Services is a CMMC-AB Registered Provider Organisation™ (RPO) providing accredited consulting services around the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program.

HITRUST and SWIFT : We are a HITRUST CSF Assessor and SWIFT CSP and partner with clients seeking to certify compliance.


Chip is a Managing Director in Protiviti’s Technology Consulting practice focusing on Data Security & Privacy. He presently leads Protiviti’s Data Security practice and focuses on Payment Card Industry and Healthcare Information Security as well as supporting ...
David is a Managing Director based in Protiviti’s Orlando office. He has more than 20 years of experience in information security and IT Audit. He is a former federal agent and Computer Crime Investigator (CCI) for NASA’s Inspector General and for the United States Air ...
Dan is a Managing Director in Protiviti's IT Consulting Practice and leads the Security & Privacy practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has over 16 years of IT process and risk management experience and has led numerous IT engagements, focusing on information ...
Jacob is a Managing Director with 20 years of experience in strategic cybersecurity programme development and transformation, risk assessments, regulatory and industry compliance, and cybersecurity and privacy assessments. Jacob serves global clients across various ...
Paul is a Managing Director with over 25 years of experience in both the public and private sectors focused on innovative third-party risk management programme development, payment card industry security, and cybersecurity and privacy compliance. Paul serves on the ...
Muazzam is a Managing Director with over 20 years of experience in the fields of cybersecurity and data privacy. He helps clients assess, design, implement, and transform security programme, and solve complex cybersecurity challenges. While his specialty lies in ...
Michael Porier is a Managing Director in Protiviti’s Houston office specialising in executing and managing information technology risk consulting engagements since 1994. His expertise includes evaluating the risks and controls related to managing a company’s enterprise ...
Jeff is currently focused on the implementation and assessment of privacy and security standards in global technology companies, especially those subject to FTC enforcement actions. Jeff also has extensive experience and expertise in Payment Card Security (PCI), HIPAA ...

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Case Studies

Situation: This highly-decentralised client had disparate vendor security assessments and governance policies, which led to repeated assessments and a lack of a common view of vendor risk.

Value: Protiviti enabled the client to properly modify a COTS application in six months and build a strong foundation for an employee training module.

Situation: The diagnostic device division of this company needed a third-party partner to conduct a HITRUST certification controls assessment to identify and remediate control gaps.

Value: Protiviti assisted in developing a plan and timeline for HITRUST certification.

Situation: This global brand needed assistance with its payment card industry (PCI) compliance program.

Value: Protiviti’s experience with acquiring banks and merchant compliance initiatives assisted in the development and rollout of this client’s compliance program for key stakeholders.

Situation: This client needed to update policies and procedures, with organisational alignment between the first, second, and third lines of defense.

Value: Protiviti updated the client’s governance and policies to improve risk assessments, increase visibility into the risk profile of critical systems and infrastructure, and challenge existing data security practices to enhance enterprise regulatory compliance.