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

    Rebecca Herold has more than 30 years of security, privacy, and compliance experience. She is founder of The Privacy Professor Consultancy (2004) and of Privacy & Security Brainiacs SaaS services (2021) and has helped hundreds of clients throughout the years. Rebecca has been a subject matter expert (SME) for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on a wide range of projects since 2009, including: seven and a half years leading the smart grid privacy standards creation initiative, and co-authoring those informative references and standards; two years being a co-author of and a SME member of the team that created the Privacy Framework (PF) and associated documents; and three years as a SME team member, and co-author of the Internet of Things (IoT) technical and non-technical standards and associated informative references; and performing throughout the years proof of concept (PoC) tests for a variety of technologies, such as field electricity solar inverters, PMU reclosers, and associated sensors. Rebecca has served as an expert witness for cases covering HIPAA, privacy compliance, criminals using IoT devices to track their victims, stolen personal data of retirement housing residents, tracking apps and website users via Meta Pixels and other tracking tech, and social engineering using AI. Rebecca has authored 22 books, and was adjunct professor for nine and a half years for the Norwich University MSISA program. Since early 2018, Rebecca has hosted the Voice America podcast/radio show, Data Security & Privacy with the Privacy Professor. Rebecca is based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. www.privacysecuritybrainiacs.com