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Timothy K. Smit

Timothy Smit provides expertise in the areas of data protection laws, privacy liability and cyber technology best practices for protecting information and their processes. Timothy consults with clients on how best to develop strategies to manage their total cost of risk within their organizations while protecting their critical assets and information.


Timothy has over 25 years of information protection experience in Insurance, Healthcare, Medical Devices, Government, Retail Merchandising, Higher Education, and Crisis Management industries. Timothy’s extensive knowledge comes from the information technology and information protection roles he has held over his career. That knowledge and firsthand experiences enable him to translate similar exposures into cyber coverages for the C-Suite and Board Level Members to understand and comprehend.


His approach and technical acumen are unlike any other cyber broker in the market place today, which differentiates himself on how he provides both proactive loss control services and placing the appropriate cyber coverage to the respective cyber exposures that clients have.
Timothy works closely with large multi-national organizations, assisting them in data mapping exercises and process review while conducting and consulting on data privacy impact assessments for any processing of PII.


Timothy has a M.S. degree and currently holds the CIPP/E and CIPP/US certification along with the following certifications: CIPM, FIP, CISSP, CIPM, CDPSE, HCISPP, CISM, CRISC, CHP, CyRM, and CHPS.
Timothy is an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado in their graduate programs, along with instructing both the CISSP and HCISPP for ISC2.


He also authored six data protection books.


Timothy is a member of the IAPP Training Advisory Board and a member of the Grand Canyon University Technology Advisory Board.


Timothy is a former U.S. Army Ranger.

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