Everyday provides fresh evidence of the global realization that privacy matters.  Companies across the board are confronting the security challenges of compliance, technology and culture.  The significance of data protection continues to grow with the pace of innovation and around the globe.

Whether you are concerned with the privacy needs of a new client, product or service offering, the ins-and-outs of cross-border data transfers or simply what it is you don’t know about the state of data protection within your organization, Reynolds Privacy can offer actionable guidance that is credible and cogent.

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As an experienced cyber security professional, Darrin Reynolds advises many of the most recognized companies in the world on their capabilities and needs regarding data protection. His experience covers industries including healthcare, financial services, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, retail, entertainment, advertising, communications and media. He leads the Healthcare Governance & Compliance program and the Emerging Regulations program for Amazon and serves as the voice of expression for the Amazon information security environment for security inquiries. He spent 10 years with Omnicom, one of the world’s largest holding companies of advertising, PR, marketing and specialty communications firms where he served as Chief Privacy Officer and VP of Information Security for the Diversified Agency Services division of Omnicom. In this role, he drafted and deployed policy, guidance, resources and breach response assistance for more than 200 companies around the globe promoting effective cyber security practices and evangelizing the benefits of transforming business protection into business enablement.

Darrin has been practitioner, consultant, facilitator, first-responder and educator helping organizations realize the benefit of security as a differentiator. He is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), charter member of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) Indianapolis chapter and holds memberships in the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), InfraGard and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He serves on the Advisory Board for WhatFriendsDo.com – a website providing team coordination and resources for assisting people in crisis. He is an advocate of the arts involved with the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and playing trumpet with the Amazon Symphony Orchestra. Darrin is a graduate of Stetson University in DeLand, Florida and actively participates in local efforts to further the value of privacy and security awareness among a media-saturated generation. His credentials and expertise make him a qualified and competent educator but it is his relaxed manner and disarming humor that make him a memorable and skilled communicator.

When he’s not saving the world from cyber miscreants, Darrin can be found shooting on his archery lane, chopping wood behind the barn or playing the trumpet. And it’s a good bet that no matter what he’s doing there’s an iced tea within arm’s reach.

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“There are two types of companies: those who have been hacked, and those who don’t yet know they have been hacked.”
– John Chambers, CEO of Cisco


“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”
– Mark Twain

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