Marc Roman is an of counsel attorney with Towne, Ryan and Partners, P.C. Mr. Roman provides a variety of cybersecurity, data protection, privacy and information technology services to clients. With more than 20 years as an IT professional and a firm understanding of federal and state cybersecurity laws, he is uniquely positioned to identify the physical and digital security risks that plague businesses of virtually every size. Mr. Roman is skilled at creating and implementing preventative policies, processes and procedures that are tailored to minimize security risks and comply with applicable cybersecurity laws based upon each client’s specific needs. These solutions include a variety of physical, technical and/or administrative cybersecurity controls.
While prevention is usually the best policy, Mr. Roman also helps clients who have been unable to avoid a security issue, data breach or other unfortunate event. These solutions may take many forms, and they can be detective, corrective, recovery-based, deterrent or compensating in nature, depending on the client’s particular situation.
A skilled litigator, Mr. Roman also vigorously pursues legal action against employees, contractors, competitors and other offenders who have unlawfully breached a company’s privacy and security controls.
Mr. Roman is an adjunct professor at Albany Law School, where he teaches courses dealing with the continuously evolving federal and state cybersecurity and privacy laws. He has multiple professional certifications and licenses in the information technology, privacy and system security fields.
Mr. Roman also currently serves as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Privacy Officer (CPO) for Currier, McCabe & Associates in Albany, NY. In this role, he is responsible for managing and governing the control frameworks necessary to address and mitigate information security and organizational privacy risks for CMA and the clients they serve.
Mr. Roman is also IT industry-certified, and has been awarded the CISA, CRISC, CISSP, and CIPP/US professional certifications.