The Company

Partnered with experts in Simulated Phishing, Social Engineering, e-Learning and Instructional Design, The Privacy Awareness Academy exists to equip individuals, teams, organizations and industries to “build a wall of cyber-protection” around their most valuable assets and reputation.

Our privacy awareness training is designed to simulate what happens in a “live” training environment. In today’s digital world, organizations must train their team to make “trust decisions” about who has access to proprietary or private business data.

The Privacy Awareness Academy helps learners make more informed privacy and cyber-safety choices using our elaborate, state-of-the-art, multi-million-dollar training and communications platform.

We deliver an engaging learning experience, using full-motion, live-action interactive courseware with training, testing, reporting and certifications that will enable your team to reach and maintain YOUR organization’s privacy goals.

The “connected acceleration” of our digital lives keeps us literally wired up and melting down. Embracing smart, proven, cutting edge privacy habits helps Privacy Awareness Academy learners to recognize and neutralize potential security threats not easily seen over the horizon.

Reinforcement and repetition have a deeper impact than simply “exposing” learners to new ideas, new language and new behaviors. Essentially, what we practice regularly at home and in our personal lives will transfer seamlessly into our work environment with greater speed and less conscious effort.

The Privacy Awareness Academy is a cloud-based mobile and desktop training provider with a focus on client privacy and cyber-safety. We can also integrate with your current LMS or intranet to help you build a “Wall of Cyber-Protection” one human at a time.

Dale Penn

Dale Penn is the “Privacy Wiz in Chief” and founder of the Privacy Awareness Academy. He’s also the author of the award-winning book Identity Theft Secrets; Exposing the Tricks of the Trade! Dale is an entrepreneur, a conference speaker, identity theft expert and commercial insurance and risk management thought leader.

After a two-year ordeal as the victim of a paralyzing personal identity theft attack, Dale successfully recovered, repaired, and restored his own family’s good name and credit standing. The Privacy Awareness Academy embodies and reveals the priceless lessons he learned on his own road to recovery.

Dale’s identity theft awareness and insurance risk-management clients include several Fortune 500 companies as well as law enforcement coalitions such as the National Crime Prevention Council, whose 400-plus membership includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation, The U.S. Department of Justice and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Dale currently serves as a civilian Board Director for S.O.L.I.D. a non-profit corporation that supports community policing and the officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

Bill Ewing

Bill Ewing is the Co-Founder of the Privacy Awareness Academy and brings to the company extensive experience in the motion picture industry along with first- hand knowledge of the corporate need for privacy skills training. His family was victimized by one of the worst cyber-attacks in the history of corporate America when Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked.

Bill served as Senior Vice President of Production Administration and supervised more than 100 feature films. The company notified current and former Sony employees world-wide and their families that their personally identifiable information had been obtained by hackers including names, addresses, social security numbers and financial information.

It was during this chaotic period that Bill contacted identity theft and cyber-safety expert Dale Penn and together the idea to create the Privacy Awareness Academy was born.