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A Commitment to Cybersecurity & Compliance Excellence

RedPenSec powered by Crafted Compliance, Inc. is committed to excellence.  We provide our customers with world-class guidance, expertise, resources, and services to help your organization accomplish its' goals while exceeding all expectations in the process.  Therefore, our organization prioritizes advanced education, accreditations, and certifications from accreditation bodies across multiple disciplines and verticals as a means of keeping us on the cutting-edge of security and technology, giving us the highest level understanding of the most current standards, regulations, cybersecurity risks, threats - and solutions - which is exactly where you should expect your trusted advisors to be.

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The Certified HIPAA Privacy Security Expert Certification is the gold standard for HIPAA credentials. The CHPSE is the highest level certification for core HIPAA compliance with extensive and in-depth HIPAA training on privacy and security laws, rules, and regulations, and the next steps for HIPAA compliance implementation.  

Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assesor PCI DSS

Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assesor

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Professional PCI-QSA Certification requirements are exacting and detailed, involving both the security companies and their individual employees.  The QSA is an in-depth program for security companies seeking to become Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) as a firm and must execute an agreement with the PCI Security Standards Council governing performance.

Payment Card Industry Professional PCI-DSS

Payment Card Industry Professional

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Professional PCIP Certification demonstrates a comprehensive level of understanding of global payment account data security standards, supporting services, and effective implementation of a strategic framework to guide and ensure alignment with and support of the needs of the global payments industry.

CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Considered the world's premier cybersecurity certification, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is the most globally recognized certification in the information security market. CISSP validates an information security professional’s deep technical and managerial knowledge and experience to effectively design, engineer, implement and manage the overall security posture of an organization. The CISSP also meets the US Department of Defense Directive 8570, the certification required for all government employees who conduct information assurance functions.

ISACA CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor

Certified Information Systems Auditor

CISA is globally recognized as the standard of achievement for those Security Professionals who audit, control, monitor and assess an organization’s information technology and business systems and is a designation issued by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). 

ISACA CRISC Certified in Risk and Information Control

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control

Issued by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the CRISC certification indicates expertise in identifying and managing enterprise IT risk and implementing and maintaining information systems controls.  The CRISC certification is awarded to candidates that are experienced in the management of Information Technology risk and the design, implementation, monitoring and maintenance of Information Security Controls.

ISACA CDPSE Certified Data Privacy Security Engineer

Certified Data Privacy Security Engineer

The first experience-based, technical certification of its kind, ISACA's CDPSE designation assesses a technology professional’s ability to implement privacy by design to enable organizations to enhance privacy technology platforms and products that provide benefits to consumers, build trust and advance data privacy.  CDPSE holders have the validated experience to ensure that privacy solutions match the organization's risk appetite and mitigate risks of noncompliance.


Certified Information Security Manager

ISACA’s Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) is an advanced, business-oriented credential that focuses on leadership and management expertise in information security governance, program development and management, incident management, and risk management.  The CISM is awarded to those professionals who have demonstrated experience, knowledge, and strategic skills within enterprise-level organizations in information security.


The ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor certification is a professional certification for auditors specializing in Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) based on the ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 19011 Standards.  Certified ISO/IEC 27001 professionals possess the necessary expertise to support an organizations' information security policies and procedures and promote continual improvement of the management system and operations by supporting the process of integrating the ISMS into the organization’s processes and ensuring that the intended outcomes are achieved.

CSM Scrum Master Certification

Certified ScrumMaster

Scrum is the most widely used and popular agile framework encompassing a specific set of foundational principles and values for organizing and managing complex work; Though it has its roots in software development, today Scrum refers to a lightweight framework that is used in every industry to deliver complex, innovative products and services that truly delight customers. It is simple to understand, but difficult to master.  A Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster has the proven knowledge and advanced skills and abilities to effectively manage projects, based on these principles and deliver a superior level of innovative service.

Project Management Professional PMP

Project Management Institute - Project Management Professional

Issued by the Project Management Institute, the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification sets the global standard for professional credibility and validates one's competence to perform in the role of project manager.  A PMP Certification demonstrates the experience, education, skill and competency required to effectively initiate, plan, execute and lead projects and teams.


Project Management Institute - Agile Certified Practitioner 

Issued by the Project Management Institute, the PMI-ACP Certification spans many approaches to agile principles and techniques such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD).  The PMI-ACP Certification carries a high level of professional integrity as it is a combination of agile training working on Agile projects and examining Agile fundamentals and tools. This certification is universally recognized and aids people in addressing the needs of associations that depend on certified Agile practitioners to apply their diversified skills to undertake the projects in an efficient manner.


Certified Open Source Intelligence

The Certified in Open Source Intelligence program is the first and only globally recognized and accredited board certification on open source intelligence. C|OSINT Professionals have the real-world applicable skills that are utilized by law enforcement, military intelligence, private investigators, loss prevention, cyber defenders and attackers all use to help aid in their investigations.


Certified Expert in Cyber Investigations

The Certified Expert in Cyber Investigations (CECI) by the McAfee Institute is the industry's most elite and comprehensive cyber-investigations certification, with a single board exam encompassing numerous specialties including Counterintelligence Threat Analysis, Organized Retail Crime, eCommerce Fraud Investigations, Social Media Intelligence Analyst and Certified Forensic HiTech Investigator. CECI's are trained in advanced and state-of-the-art methodologies to identify, investigate and resolve the most complex cybercrimes.

IASA CITA Certified IT Architect Professional

Certified IT Architect - Professional

Issued by the Global Professional Body of IT Architects, IASA is the premier association focused on the architecture profession through the advancement of best practices and education while delivering programs and services to IT architects of all levels around the world. The CITA-Professional certification is awarded after an experienced-based and rigorous interview by a board of peers which reviews the candidates breadth of architecture and industry experience, and is a secondary-level certification which enhances the credibility and capability of successful candidates and provides assurance to employers that they are able to practice as successful architects on the largest projects or programs.
Certified Cloud Security Professional CCSP

Certified Cloud Security Professional

Issued by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, the globally recognized CCSP is the industry's premier Cloud Security Certification.  The CCSP shows you have the advanced technical skills and knowledge to design, manage and secure data, applications and infrastructure in the cloud using best practices, policies and procedures established by the cybersecurity experts at (ISC)².


Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge


The Cloud Security Alliance's Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) is widely recognized as the standard of expertise for cloud security.  Security professionals with this credential are cloud-savvy and have a cohesive, vendor-neutral understanding of how to secure data in the cloud, the knowledge to effectively develop a holistic cloud security program relative to globally accepted standards, and an understanding of the best practices for IAM, cloud incident response, application security, data encryption, SecaaS, securing emerging technologies and how to assess the security of cloud providers.

AWS Amazon Web Services Certified Cloud Practitioner

AWS Certified Cloud Practicitioner

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering computer power, database storage, content delivery, and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow.  The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification is awarded to individuals who have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud Concepts, digital security, architecture and support.

Amazon Web Services AWS Certified Solutions Architect

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering computer power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow.  The AWS Certified Solutions Architect certification is earned by those who effectively demonstrate knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies and have hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS.

CIPP-US Certified Information Privacy Professional - United States

Certified Information Privacy Professional - United States

As the global gold standard for privacy professionals, the CIPP/US certification is a key industry benchmark.  Backed by ANSI/ISO accreditation, a CIPP/US credential demonstrates a strong understanding of a principles-based framework and knowledge base of U.S. privacy laws and regulations.

Certified Information Privacy Professional - Europe CIPP-E

Certified Information Privacy Professional - Europe

As the most popular European Data Privacy Certification, the CIPP/E encompasses pan-European and national data protection laws, key privacy terminology and practical concepts concerning the protection of personal data and trans-border data flows.  Achieving a CIPP/E credential shows you have the comprehensive GDPR knowledge, perspective and understanding to ensure compliance and data protection success in Europe

Certified Ethical Hacker CEH

Certified Ethical Hacker

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is a qualification obtained by demonstrating knowledge of assessing the security of computer system by looking for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems, using the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner to assess the security posture of a target system.  C|EH is a recognized certification for the Department of Defense's computer network defense Service Providers (CND-SP’s), a specialized personnel classification within the United States DoD's information assurance workforce among many other recognitions.

Juniper JNCIA-Junos

Juniper Networks Certification Program

The Juniper Networks Certification Program Data Center certification track is a program that allows participants to demonstrate competence with advanced data center technologies and related configuration and troubleshooting skills. Successful candidates demonstrate advanced knowledge of the Junos OS used in a data center environment and understanding of the core functionality of the Juniper Networks and Junos OS.

Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP

Cisco Certified Network Professional - Routing & Switching

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching certification validates the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions.  Those who achieve CCNP Routing and Switching have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network engineer, support engineer, systems engineer or network technician. 

Cisco Certified Network Associate CCNA

Cisco Certified Network Associate - Routing & Switching

The Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching (CCNA) Certification validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed systems, switches and cabling and it concentrates on the skills required for on-site support and maintenance of Cisco brand systems and equipment and related accessories.

Cisco Certified Design Associate CCDA

Cisco Certified Design Associate 

The Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) certification validates the skills needed to design a secure Cisco network and demonstrates competence as a Network Design Professional. CCDA certified network professionals can design routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN and broadband access.

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InfraGard (National)

InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and members of the private sector for the protection of U.S. Critical Infrastructure. Through seamless collaboration, InfraGard is dedicated to strengthening national security, community resilience and the foundation of American life.  InfraGard connects owners and operators within critical infrastructure sectors to the FBI, to provide education, information sharing, networking, and workshops on emerging technologies and threats. InfraGard’s federally-vetted members include: business executives, entrepreneurs, lawyers, security personnel, military and government officials, IT professionals, academia and state and local law enforcement—all dedicated to contributing industry-specific insight and advancing national security

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Information Technology Infrastructure Library v3


The Information Technology Infrastructure Library, better known as ITIL, is the pre-eminent framework for managing IT service delivery around the world. ITIL defines a service lifecycle model that prescribes specific processes and activities during the design, development, delivery, and support of IT services.  The ITILv3 Foundation is a widely acknowledged certification for IT professionals.  Focused on the ITIL service lifecycle and processes, along with best practices for enhancing the quality of IT service management.



The Certified Business Continuity Professional from DRI International is the most widely recognized and held business continuity certification in the world.  CBCP's are professionals that have demonstrated years of experience, knowledge, and skill in the business continuity/disaster recovery industry, the ability to analyze business impacts in order to develop, implement and maintain appropriate business continuity plans as designed.



The Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP) from DRI International certification supports entry-level proficiency with some knowledge in business continuity planning, for those who have not yet acquired a great deal of experience in the field.


The Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor is a professional certification in the ISO 22301 Security and Resilience — Business Continuity Management Systems Standard, for audit team leaders. The requirements to be a CBCLA reflect significant audit experience as well as an extensive understanding of emergency management, enterprise risk management, and business continuity.  The CBCLA level of certification is reserved for those professionals that can demonstrate knowledge, experience and leadership in business continuity, emergency management and/or auditing.

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The Certified Business Continuity Auditor is an  ISO 22301 Security and Resilience — Business Continuity Management Systems Standard specialist who can verify the effectiveness of an organization's business continuity program against the landscape of standards, guidelines, and industry regulations. Internally or externally, the CBCA professional demonstrates an ability to validate and evaluate plans based on any applicable standard.  Auditors carrying the CBCA certification are unique as they do their work in an environment of adapting and ever-changing standards. 

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