Maria Phillips

Security and Privacy Risk Advisory Services, RSM US LLP

Maria provides privacy risk management services to a variety of entities but is focused primarily on heavily regulated industries. Based out of the Chicago office, Maria has over 10 years of aggregate experience. Prior to joining RSM, Maria practiced law in both transactional and litigation environments. Within RSM, she has expanded her industry expertise across all lines of business within the consulting practice with concentrations in privacy and enterprise risk management.

In her current role, Maria delivers advice and consultation regarding complex risk matters, assists engagement teams in internal audit matters, and is responsible for ensuring that clients comply with professional and regulatory standards. She focuses in privacy and security: which includes but is not limited to program design and maintenance, governance, contract compliance and risk, regulatory compliance, policies and procedures work, 3rd party risk, cybersecurity, incident response, business continuity/disaster recovery, impact assessments, and controls. She works with clients on HIPAA/HITECH, GDPR, CCPA, GLBA, NIST, ISO and other privacy, security, and breach regulations/standards as they relate to entities and 3rd parties. Maria is also a member of the firm’s blockchain practice, assisting clients in the privacy and security concerns surrounding smart contracts, cryptocurrency, and cryptofund arenas. She regularly participates in data privacy and security panels, conferences, and other thought leadership/education-focused events.