Managed Security Services | Serving New Jersey, New York, and companies across the U.S.

Touchstone Security is a veteran-owned, New Jersey Managed Security Services Provider based in Allendale. We focus on helping companies build world-class cybersecurity programs using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Our team serves clients in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and across the U.S. We have extensive experience working with clients ranging from the U.S. Army and Goldman Sachs to Walt Disney. Creating a highly effective cybersecurity program has never been more critical than it is now, and our experts are equipped with decades of experience and a proven track record of going above and beyond for our clients.

Rich Shinnick

Rich Shinnick, CEO

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.

Managed IT Security | New Jersey | New York | U.S.


TouchstoneSecure™ is a world-class 24x7x365 proactive cybersecurity service providing customized cybersecurity management. We base all of our cybersecurity programs on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, widely considered the gold standard for building a secure environment. Every security program is tailored to the unique business and security needs of the companies we serve. We provide best in class IT security services to companies in New York, New jersey, and across the U.S.


TouchstoneCare™ is a comprehensive technical support solution at an affordable price. We employ specialized, industry-leading software tools to optimize service delivery. TouchstoneCare™ constitutes Touchstone’s traditional MSP offering with additional security built-in and is perfect for a business looking to affordably and securely scale its IT infrastructure.


Cloud migrations are becoming increasingly common as companies seek to leverage the cloud’s scalability and cost savings. Our world-class team can help your organization move from an on-premise environment to a cloud environment effortlessly. We have worked with many companies that see substantial savings and enhanced workflow performance by migrating to the cloud. If you’re interested in performing a cloud migration, please contact us for a free 60-minute assessment.


Building an Information Security Program is tough. There are a myriad of complex laws and regulations that require adherence to strict information security standards. Penalties for noncompliance can cost tens of thousands. TouchstoneISP™ helps make sense of your information security needs. Our team has experience building, implementing, and maintaining cybersecurity programs for businesses of all sizes, from mom and pop shops to Fortune 500 companies. We pride ourselves on our commitment to delivering effective, lightweight Information Security Programs that fit each customer’s unique needs.

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

Touchstone Security™ | A New Jersey Managed Security Services Provider With A Proven Track Record

Our team provides both IT support and IT security services to businesses across the U.S. By choosing an IT Security Services Provider you can rest easy knowing your critical assets are protected. We’ve served national organizations such as the U.S. Army, Goldman Sachs, and IBM as well as local clients right here in New York and New Jersey including New Jersey Transit Authority, 92Y, and Columbia University.

Other IT Security Services

Incident Response:

Security incidents happen even to the most prepared companies. If you have suffered a security incident or suspect you may have, please contact us immediately. We will work with you to rapidly identify the issue and get your business back on track.

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Office 365 Protection

Many companies set it all and forget it approach to securing their Office 365 environments. This is highly risky. By default, Office environments are highly vulnerable to malicious actors. A compromise could cost a company thousands.



Backup and Disaster Recovery

Our Managed Data Backup & Disaster Recovery solution helps companies recover data quickly and cost-effectively bounce back from any disruption. We provide both cloud and on-premise data backup and disaster recovery services using the latest Touchstone vetted and approved software solutions.

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By segmenting your infrastructure by application, environment type, and tier, our approach goes many steps beyond the less robust network layer controls that many companies employ. The Touchstone approach provides an additional safeguard to boost to your overall security.



Security Awareness Training

Touchstone provides a custom managed solution utilizing best of breed security awareness toolsets. We have one of the world’s largest librararies of security awareness training content, including interactive modules, videos, games, posters & newsletters.

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Touchstone Security | A New Jersey IT Security Services Provider you can Trust