Focal Point Announces Partnership with Galvanize to Drive GRC Innovation

May 25, 2021

TAMPA, FL – Focal Point, a leading risk management services provider, and Galvanize, a Diligent brand and the global leader in SaaS governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software, today announced a new strategic partnership. Focal Point’s risk and cybersecurity services, layered onto the best-in-class Galvanize technology, offers customers a streamlined path to greater risk visibility, compliance management, and more efficient audit processes.

The partnership comes at an opportune moment, with the broader integrated risk management (IRM) market surging. Gartner predicts that more than 60% of large enterprises will adopt an IRM strategy within the next two years, driven in large part by a desire for better process alignment and risk visibility. The opportunity to consolidate siloed risk domains – including privacy compliance, access management, vendor risk, and cybersecurity – is one that Focal Point is ideally situated to support.

“Focal Point sits on the cutting edge of risk management, so a partnership with an innovative company like Galvanize is an excellent fit and value add for our clients,” said David Graff, Vice President of Risk Consulting at Focal Point. “We’re already enabling our clients to better manage cyber, identity, and privacy risks, among others. Adding the capability to tie those risks into a world-class solution like HighBond is something our clients have been asking for, and we’re ready to deliver.”

Galvanize’s HighBond platform, coupled with Focal Point’s deep IRM and compliance expertise, creates a unique pairing for organizations looking to automate and streamline complex risk management processes.

“Galvanize provides unique solutions to our customers by combining an innovative technology platform and deep GRC expertise,” said Dan Zitting, CEO of Galvanize. “As GRC adoption increases, it’s critical we partner with organizations like Focal Point that have complementary GRC domain experience and a track record of successfully digitally transforming customer programs. Together, we’re delivering the next generation of cloud-based GRC technology.”

Additionally, Focal Point is the Gold Sponsor for HighPoint 2021 North America—Galvanize’s annual conference and the GRC industry’s premier event—where they will lead a session titled Converging RPA into GRC: Hot Tips for Internal Audit. In this session, Focal Point will outline how internal auditors are wrestling with Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and present the strategies they are using to offer their organizations visibility into RPA risk and opportunity.

Focal Point offers strategic selection, consulting, integration, and maturation services for leading IRM solutions. With a team of experts trained on the HighBond platform and certified in its predecessor technologies, Focal Point can support legacy Rsam and ACL customers as well those looking to move to HighBond from other enterprise GRC platforms. To learn more, please visit:

About Focal Point

Focal Point Data Risk, a leading risk management services provider, helps companies secure the future of their business. By integrating market-leading consulting, technology integration, and cyber workforce development services, Focal Point provides an end-to-end solution for security leaders looking to future-proof their companies against threats, changing data protection laws, and growing workforce shortages. Focal Point works with the largest and most innovative companies in the U.S., including 6 of the top 10 companies by revenue and more than half of the Fortune 50.

About Galvanize

Galvanize, a Diligent brand, is the leading provider of award-winning, cloud-based security, risk management, compliance, and audit software for some of the world’s largest organizations. The integrated HighBond platform provides visibility into risk, makes it easy to demonstrate compliance, and helps grow audit, risk, and compliance programs without incurring extra costs. More than 6,300 organizations in 130 countries rely on HighBond to meet their objectives, including many Fortune 1000 and S&P 500 companies, and hundreds of banks, manufacturers, healthcare and government organizations. Whether managing threats, assessing risk, measuring controls, monitoring compliance, or expanding assurance coverage, HighBond automates manual tasks, blends organization-wide data, and broadcasts it in easy-to-share dashboards and reports.