Focal Point’s Eric Dieterich Wins SC Media Leadership Award

August 24, 2017

Eric Dieterich Honored for Outstanding Service to the Cybersecurity Industry

Tampa, FL – Focal Point Data Risk, one of the largest pure-play data risk consulting firms in North America, announced today that Eric Dieterich, Focal Point’s Data Privacy Practice Leader, received SC Media’s prestigious Reboot Leadership Award in the “Chief Privacy Officer” category. These distinguished awards recognize achievers and influencers among the cybersecurity, privacy and risk management fields for outstanding service, contributions and influential advancements across industries.

“It is a great honor to be recognized among this group of accomplished cybersecurity and privacy leaders,” Dieterich noted in accepting the award. “This award is a testament to our Focal Point team and our commitment to helping clients through increasingly complex privacy issues. I am extremely proud to accept this award on behalf of our highly skilled and fast-growing team.”

“Combining his industry-leading expertise in cybersecurity, IT and data privacy with his work as a mentor, Eric makes lasting contributions to his clients’ success and our firm’s growth,” said Focal Point CEO Yong-Gon Chon. “Over the past four years, Eric has served as Focal Point’s go-to data privacy advisor and is responsible for building the company’s national Data Privacy Practice from the ground up. Our entire company congratulates Eric on this well-deserved achievement.”

With 15 years of industry experience, Eric Dieterich leads Focal Point Data Risk’s national Data Privacy Practice, the second-largest of its kind in the industry. Prior to joining Focal Point, he was part of the IT Audit team at Morgan Stanley and also held positions at Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen. Eric works extensively with clients across all industries, including healthcare and financial services, and has developed privacy programs for multi-national organizations. He specializes in GLBA, HIPAA, HITECH, and SOX regulations and is a CIPP, CHA and CISA.

Designed to showcase and acknowledge industry luminaries who are positively impacting and advancing the cybersecurity arena, the awards program is an extension of SC Media’s annual Reboot edition.  Nominees faced a thorough judging process conducted by SC Media’s editorial team that included a review of their professional backgrounds, references and work undertaken to benefit the wider industry, as well as any other research deemed necessary by editorial leaders. Nominees in each category have all been recognized for their outstanding service, qualifications and advancements in the cybersecurity industry.

“Eric Dieterich exemplifies leadership in one of the most vibrant and fast-evolving industries today,” said Teri Robinson, executive editor, SC Media. “That’s what this awards program is all about – highlighting some of the strongest leaders in the cybersecurity arena whose efforts more often than not underpin every business and leisure activity we all undertake online nowadays. The advances made in this marketplace to protect data, privacy and people are vital to all that we do.”

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Focal Point Data Risk is a new type of risk management firm delivering a unified approach to addressing data risk through a unique combination of service offerings. Focal Point brings together industry-leading expertise in cybersecurity, identity governance, data privacy, analytics, internal audit, and hands-on training services – giving clients everything they need to plan and develop effective risk and security programs. By integrating these services, we provide the resources necessary for protecting and using data across entire organizations. Simply put, Focal Point is the next generation of risk management. Visit for more information.