Scott Sarris, CIA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, PhD   

Information Security, Compliance and Privacy solutions advisor for companies with experience in manufacturing and distribution, travel, retail and healthcare



Who I work with

I provide Information Security, Compliance and Privacy solutions to companies of all sizes with emphasis on the manufacturing and distribution, travel, retail and healthcare industries. I advise business founders, C-level executives and internal technology leaders who come to me with questions like:

  • What type of security posture is appropriate for an organization of our size and industry?
  • What security systems and processes should we put in place to control risk for our business?
    In my work, I provide answers and solutions to these questions and address other challenges in IT security, risk management and more.

My specialty

I serve as a strategic advisor to help companies design, implement and scale data security and privacy programs to support unique industry and business-related risks and objectives. My work helps businesses manage security, compliance and privacy challenges and enable the organization to achieve their business objectives while addressing controlling risk.

I have worked in the technology, information security and risk management field for more than two decades and bring deep expertise to client engagements. I am proud to hold the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) , Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) under the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). I have been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) through ISC2 for over a decade.
The certifications, business acumen and deep industry experience I bring to the table provide clients practical scalable solutions for:

  • Audit and compliance (including SOX, PCI, CCPA and GDPR compliance)
  • Cybersecurity
  • General IT management
  • Information security program development and management
  • IT Project management
  • Risk and privacy management
  • Security systems design and implementation
    If you serve in any of these capacities for your organization, we should talk.
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Results I have delivered

My goal is to provide my clients with measurable, revenue-generating solutions that position their businesses for long-term success and allow them to grow with confidence.

Unique things about me

Privacy in today’s digital environment is a professional focus and passion of mine; it is a field that will only become more interesting as technology evolves.

I earned my Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Management Information Systems and Services, my Master’s in Information Systems Security from Capella University and my Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology from the University of South Florida.

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When I am not at work

I enjoy spending time at home in rural Alabama and I also love traveling internationally.

People say I am

I handle difficult situations and manage conflicts and challenges with ease.

I partner with clients as a trusted advisor to de-stress the information security process and provide a better client experience.


A capable and knowledgeable problem-solver.