About the Speaker
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    Rebecca Herold
    CEO of The Privacy Professor; CEO of Privacy & Security Brainiacs

    Rebecca is Co-Founder and CEO of Privacy & Security Brainiacs (PSB), provider of information security, privacy, and compliance SaaS training and awareness products. Rebecca built PSB with her son throughout 2020 and is formally launching it on Data Privacy Day 2021. Rebecca is also CEO of The Privacy ProfessorĀ® consultancy she established in 2004. Rebecca has over 25 years of experience, is a technology services entrepreneur, as well as an information privacy, security, and compliance expert, consultant, author, and instructor who has provided assistance, advice, services, tools, and products to organizations throughout the world, in a wide range of industries. CRC Press is publishing her 20th book in 2021, and she has published hundreds of book chapters and articles. Rebecca led the NIST SGIP Smart Grid Privacy Subgroup for eight years, was a subject matter expert (SME) on the NIST Privacy Framework team for 1 1/2 years, and has been an SME on the NIST IoT Cybersecurity Development team since January 2020. Rebecca was also an Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University MSISA program for nine years, and is an Expert Witness for information security, privacy, and compliance cases, the most recent being for a domestic abuse case where the abuser tracked his victim using IoT tech. Rebecca holds the following certifications: CDPSE, FIP, CISSP, CIPP/US, CIPT, CIPM, CISM, CISA, FLMI, and Ponemon Institute Fellow.