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Finding a cybersecurity solution that works for your business is tough. Most offerings on the market consist of a set of rebranded tools resold at exorbitant prices. Touchstone Security is different. We will work with you to create a flexible, streamlined cybersecurity program that integrates directly with your business and provides concrete, measurable security. Our team has experience designing, implementing, and managing cybersecurity programs for dozens of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and businesses around the world.

Touchstone’s security engineering staff consists of military trained industry professionals who have built, defended, and maintained systems for organizations such as the U.S. Army, Goldman Sachs, and Walt Disney. Our team are world-class experts in optimizing and securing both on-prem and cloud environments. If you need a frictionless cybersecurity program that enhances security, reduces downtime, and increases efficiency, we can help.

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Our Purpose

Our purpose is to take the complexity out of Information Technology Environments by providing scaleable, highly secure, and reliable fully-managed IT and Cybersecurity Services.

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Why Touchstone?

Military Trained

Our team has extensive experience working both in and with the U.S. Military on highly complex technical projects. We bring that military experience to every client we work for.

Deep Experience

We bring decades of IT and cybersecurity experience to the table. Our team has implemented sophisticated IT programs for numerous Fortune 100 companies and U.S. Government agencies.

Responsive Team

Having a responsive IT Security team on call is critical. When you need us, we are there. We aim to ensure that our clients see us as part of their organization rather than as an outsourced company.

Touchstone was amazing to work with! We had some issues with our systems and integration of new programs. We felt that the security of our systems was not up to the best standards. The CEO, Richard Shinnick, personally came over and evaluated our systems. He was able to pinpoint the holes in our systems immediately and fix any potential issues before they ever happened. One of the best IT Firms I have ever worked with. Thank you Touchstone!

Ameen Nassiri, SPS Worldwide LLC

Rich and his team are remarkable. While at Columbia University Teachers College, they helped us plan/implement several large scale projects including ubiquitous wireless deployment and a firewall implementation. Rich has an extensive IT background and is an all around great guy to work with. I recommended that we bring his team in at St. John’s as well. They were able to come in, assess the situation, and provide the same fantastic results. I highly recommend Rich and his team.

Elise Lowenstein, Columbia University

Rich brings solid IT security experience along with immense integrity in the work he has performed for IntegraMed. All of his projects were completed on time and within budget. His track record of delivering reliable concept to reality projects under the pressures of a high availability and heavily compliant environments precedes him. I endorse Rich personally and professionally and look forward to working with him again on future projects.

Vijay Reddy, IntegraMed America

Rich is deeply technical and very thorough, but most of all he is a very honest person. He can make any technical jargon simply to understand in layman terms and help you understand what he is proposing so all know the benefits that is being recommended and implemented. I would work with Richard again on any project initiative that I maybe involved in the future.

Clive Fernando, PNC

We needed a security sharpshooter to assist with responding to the stringent requirements of a major academic healthcare system based on a comprehensive audit of our platform. Touchstone expertly facilitated our response and created the missing programs and policies necessary to satisfy our needs.

Kenny Schiff, Caresight, Inc.

Touchstone Security specialists completely blew away our most experienced and technically strong managers and some of our best people in infrastructure and security. Richard was in their words “a perfect 10.” He not only addressed the issues we asked him to look at but identified other areas of improvement in our security posture. Our team rated them “a perfect 10”!

Michael Ferranti, BuyerGenomics

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Richard Shinnick, former NSA advisor and Air Force veteran, is the Founder of Touchstone Security with 35+ years of experience in the computer security industry providing advice on cyber risks and cloud technology. For a decade Mr. Shinnick developed and taught Cyber Security courses at Columbia University, New York University, the University of Barcelona, and others. Mr. Shinnick served in the United States Air Force Electronic Security Command as an Airborne Cryptologic Linguist in the Rivet Joint Program during the Cold War and was an advisor to the NSA. He holds a B.S. degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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