Emerging issues and technology have created a new paradigm of risk involving intellectual property, social media, digital assets, cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), blockchain, cybersecurity and asset custody options, financial technology, reputation and brand management, artificial intelligence, algorithmic design and validation, and virtual healthcare. Each of these require a unique expertise to manage, whether it is an investigation, asset recovery, or risk mitigation compliance or security program. Our skilled team provides innovative solutions for complex investigations, tracing the blockchain and recovering digital assets, reputation and brand management challenges, and helping establish rigorous programs to achieve secure digital environments and compliance with existing and emerging regulations and vulnerabilities.
We provide innovative solutions to complex and cross border investigations involving digital and virtual challenges and environments and on the blockchains with digital assets leveraging artificial, open source and human intelligence tools and techniques. We also apply creative control design to emerging issues and technologies to help clients stand up cybersecurity, privacy, and ethics + compliance programs.
A wide range of Guidepost services support our solutions, including:
The group also advises clients on crisis response and management, and reputational and identity management issues. We help to identify both trends and emerging issues to enable decision-makers to deal with them before they become fully mature problems or lost opportunities. Our approach will help clients better respond to and understand emerging issues and adapt to the exciting future that data and technology offers.
We uncover facts in complex, often multi-national, investigations utilizing artificial, open source and human intelligence tools and techniques. We specialize in conducting investigations involving social media, digital, and virtual environments and on the blockchains with digital assets. We have unique expertise in unmasking anonymous individuals and organizations on social media and the blockchain.
Guidepost’s forensic accounting and digital asset tracing and recovery team has successfully traced and recovered millions of dollars’ worth of stolen digital assets involving cryptocurrency (e.g., Bitcoin, Ethereum, ATOM, and others) and valuable NFTs on the blockchain, including matters related to cryptocurrency scams or thefts involving social engineering and phishing.
Guidepost is a trusted leader in designing, reviewing, implementing, and testing compliance programs. We engage in regulatory audits; conduct complex and cross-border investigations; perform fraud and forensic accounting examinations, and conduct due diligence investigations. We also support law firms and individual clients by providing subject matter experts, project management, and investigative/compliance assistance.
We help clients navigate the labyrinth of government regulation and enforcement. We also advise on issues related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies and help clients safeguard their data and the consumers who use it. Privacy and data security is crucial for those who deal with emerging technologies. Our cybersecurity and privacy team advises digital healthcare, web3 and DeFi companies on the development of information security and privacy programs, vendor assessment and management, security disclosures, employee training, and cyber incident planning and response.
Ensuring that your organization is aligned with industry standards and compliant with regulatory requirements for information security and privacy is essential. Increasingly, customers, investors, regulators, auditors, and others require assurance that information security, and data privacy are of paramount importance to you including with evidence of a third-party assessment, audit, or certification.
Developing an information security and privacy program or completing a third-party assessment is a daunting and complex endeavor. Our team understands how to navigate NIST Cybersecurity Framework compliance, Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) audits, HISTRUST assessments and other evaluations against established frameworks and standards that are critical to an organization’s success.
We have helped guide many companies through the process of developing programs or prepare for and complete a successful review. By conducting a preparedness assessment, we examine potential points of failure, remediate any control gaps, and anticipate potential problems. For example, our thorough readiness assessments will reduce the risk of wasting valuable resources on a NIST CSF, CIS v8, SOC2, or a PCI QSA audit before control gaps are remediated, costing you additional time and money.