KirkpatrickPrice Hires New Director of Information Security Services

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TAMPA, Fla.March 31, 2016PRLog — KirkpatrickPrice, a licensed CPA and PCI QSA firm employing information security specialists to conduct internal control audits and provide information security and compliance consulting, announces the addition of Blake Penn as Director of Information Security Services.

Blake has over 15 years of broad-based experience in the information security field. Prior to joining KirkpatrickPrice, Blake was a Principal Consultant at Trustwave where he provided leadership for information security consulting and assessment engagements, particularly for ISO 27001 and information security risk management, within a wide variety of industries. Before that, Blake created and directed a risk-based information security program at a Midwestern university.

His success in creating and directing information security programs and in providing information security consulting services has led him to KirkpatrickPrice to lead and further develop the firm’s ISO 27001 and related information security and risk management services.

Blake is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), ISO 27001 ISMS Principal Auditor, and a PCI DSS Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).  Managing Partner, Joseph Kirkpatrick, said, “We are thrilled to bring Blake on board, he brings practical experience and knowledge that will allow us to help our clients revolutionize their information security programs through the use of a comprehensive risk management approach.  Also, the breadth of his experience across dozens of industries is a great asset for KirkpatrickPrice.”

In addition to leading Information Security Services at KirkpatrickPrice, Blake is contributing to a blog dedicated to ISO 27001 and risk management. His first post, Risky Business: Thoughts on ISO 27001 and Risk Management, can be viewed here.

KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA firm providing assurance services to over 400 clients in more than 46 states, Canada, Asia, and Europe. The firm has over 10 years of experience in information security and compliance assurance by performing assessments, audits, and tests that strengthen information security and compliance controls. KirkpatrickPrice most commonly provides advice on ISO 27001, PCI DSS, SOC 2, SSAE 16, HIPAA/HITECH, FISMA, and CFPB frameworks.

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