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Welcome to the SecurityMetrics Blog

Our security blog helps you close data security gaps and prevent data breaches at your business

The SecurityMetrics blog is the data security educational center of SecurityMetrics, a company focused on helping organizations avoid security data breaches and prevent data theft.

We help businesses close data security and compliance gaps to avoid data breaches. We go beyond security tools and accomplish this through data security testing, managed security, and by simplifying compliance mandates (PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, HITRUST). 

Part of our mission involves educating merchants, acquirers, banks, and consumers about data security and compliance topics through platforms like our blog, SecurityMetrics Academy, and our annual PCI DSS and HIPAA Guides.

We regularly update the blog with data security topics including:

HIPAA compliance topics including:

PCI DSS compliance topics including:

GDPR compliance topics including


Cybersecurity education helps prevent data breaches

Data breaches can be devastating to organizations of all sizes and types. Our hope is that by educating organizations on best practices to secure data from hackers, we can stop data breaches and help organizations feel better about their security posture.

Our regular contributors

Our forensic and security assessment teams at SecurityMetrics regularly author articles for the SecurityMetrics blog and include many real-life insights and experiences they see every day while on audits and investigations.


Dave Ellis, Director of Forensic Investigations
Dave Ellis, VP of Investigations
CIH, QSA, PFI, CISSP
Jen Stone, Security Analyst
Jen Stone, Senior Security Analyst
MCIS, CISSP, CISA, QSA

Gary Glover, VP of Assessments
CISSP, CISA, QSA, PA-QSA
George Mateaki, Principal S.A.
CISSP, CISA, CISM, QSA, PA-QSA


History of SecurityMetrics

In 1998, CEO Brad Caldwell recognized the need for affordable data security for the masses after his company's website was hacked. At the time, the only organization qualified to help his business through the damaging compromise was extremely expensive. Caldwell realized small organizations not only need affordable forensic investigations, but also simple tools to protect them from hacks in the first place.

Since its founding in 2000, privately-held SecurityMetrics has grown from a small security company specializing in vulnerability assessment scans to a global leader of data security and compliance solutions with over 300 employees. Today headquartered in Orem, Utah, SecurityMetrics continues to provide the expert services Caldwell so desperately needed to small and large organizations around the world.

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