TAMPA, FL – April 24, 2018 – Focal Point Data Risk, LLC (Focal Point) and Archer Experts, LLC today announced a strategic partnership that aligns Archer Expert’s best-in-class RSA Archer professional services with Focal Point’s GDPR and risk management consulting services.
The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have a global impact when it goes into effect on May 25, 2018. Gartner predicts that by the end of 2018, more than half of companies affected by the GDPR will not be in full compliance with its requirements. This lack of compliance will require innovative solutions to overcome. One such solution, being developed by Focal Point and Archer Experts, combines deep GDPR knowledge and RSA Archer’s robust feature sets with consulting services to implement and integrate the solution across the business.
“As one of the earliest thought leaders on the GDPR and its impacts, Focal Point has built a reputation as a trusted voice on compliance with this groundbreaking legislation. Partnering with Archer Experts and leveraging the unique skillset they bring, will allow Focal Point to assist even more organizations through this transformational period,” said Jannie Wentzel, Focal Point’s eGRC practice leader. “This combined offering, leveraging the best features of two great organizations, will help make GDPR compliance realistic and attainable for many more organizations.”
Archer Experts brings a deep understanding of Archer technology, assisting forward-thinking organizations with managing the increased scrutiny and accountability for corporate governance, strategy and strategic risk. Their solutions facilitate the smooth implementation of the RSA Archer platform, allowing organizations to plan for and respond intelligently to all risks, that could potentially harm an organization and its competitive position, damage corporate reputation and/or restrict strategic growth.
“We’re excited to formally begin this partnership with Focal Point. Demand for effective GDPR solutions continues to grow, and Focal Point’s reputation for GDPR leadership is second to none. We believe that Focal Point’s GDPR expertise, combined with the functionality of an Archer solution, will have dramatic benefits for our clients,” said Archer Experts CEO, Rich Gearity. “Integrating a privacy solution using the RSA Archer solution, and specifically the GDPR use case, is the key to meeting today’s complex privacy compliance requirements. We’re committed to working with Focal Point to bring this offering to as many organizations as possible.”
Focal Point is an experienced provider of enterprise privacy and GDPR solutions as part of its integrated risk management services. Focal Point assist clients with GDPR assessments, information mapping, and a full range of privacy compliance activities. Focal Point also regularly helps organizations stand up privacy programs, develop GDPR compliant frameworks, and build implementation plans.