For the last decade, companies have put customers at the center of their digital transformation, capturing ever more data to uncover new insights so they can better serve them with personalized experiences and compelling products and services. But at what cost?

Today, greater than two-thirds of consumers have gone through the painful experience of having their personal information compromised online, contributing to a coming shift in online consumer behavior. A majority of consumers (75%) say they will no longer purchase from companies they cannot trust with their data. They also strongly believe (85%) that businesses should do much more to actively protect their data.

It's time to shed the Godfather modus operandi of "it's not personal, it's strictly business" when it comes to protecting the personal data of your customers, employees, and communities. For today's consumers whose data privacy is under increasing assault, it is now very personal. It is time to respect and protect personal data as an essential step in your digital transformation.

SecureWorld expert panel discussion

Join SecureWorld's exclusive panel discussion with leading data privacy experts—including Jen Mailander, Deputy General Counsel of Fannie Mae; Rebecca Herold, the Privacy Professor; Robert Eckman, CISO of Kent State University; and Jason Hodgert of Spirion—as they address the most pressing topics in data protection for 2021.

Among the key discussion topics:

•  What strategic considerations and steps should you take so that consumers can "own their privacy?"
•  Where do data privacy and protection fit in the digital transformation journey?
•  How do you turn the proactive protection of consumer data into a competitive business advantage?
•  What factors do you need to consider regarding people, processes, and culture to adapt to the hybrid workforce for 2021?
•  How can you meet the perennial challenges of acquiring budget for cybersecurity initiatives and doing "different with less"?

Eligible to receive 1 CPE credit.

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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 Professor® 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.

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Robert Eckman
CISO, Kent State University

Bob Eckman serves as Chief Information Security Officer at Kent State University where he leads an amazing team of information security and identity and access management to protect the State of Ohio’s 2nd largest university in all things security. Prior to this role, Bob served as Security Principal and vCISO at MCPc Inc. a secured technology logistics and data protection company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. There, Bob guided MCPc’s cybersecurity services, solutions and staff. He has over 25 years of experience in security, technology and project/program management. Prior to MCPc, he was the cybersecurity program manager for FirstEnergy’s Nuclear division and served leadership roles at Progressive Insurance and Shearer’s Foods. He holds adjunct professor status in cyber security at Kent State University and in 2016 was awarded an Outstanding Teaching Award. He also serves as an adjunct and Executive Director of Cleveland State University’s Marshall Law College’s Center for Cyber and Privacy. He has been recognized by the Ohio State Senate for his achievements in the classroom teaching undergraduate and graduate level cyber security courses at CSU Marshall School of Law and Kent State University. He holds an active PMP Certification and is an active member of ISC2 where he also holds his CISSP Certification. When Bob is not keeping people safe or teaching, he enjoys raising his family with his wife of 23 years and cycling. Each summer, he takes part in Pan Ohio Hope Ride which is a cycling event that raises almost $1M for the American Cancer Society and the Hope Foundation by riding a bike from Cleveland to Cincinnati, 328 miles, over 4 days.

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Jason Hodgert
Product Marketing Manager, Spirion

Jason Hodgert is a Product Marketing Manager at Spirion. Driven by a desire to connect modern innovation with real-world business requirements, he has brought his unique storytelling style to industries that include telecommunication, education, Earth observation, and machine vision. As the cybersecurity market sees unprecedented growth Jason has spent his most recent years helping forward-thinking organizations understand the strategies that match the appropriate mix of products and services with their real-world strengths and weaknesses.

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Jen Mailander
Deputy General Counsel, Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity, Fannie Mae

Jennifer Mailander is a data protection and technology attorney advising senior and executive management on strategy, business, and legal matters with extensive experience in data rights, cybersecurity, privacy and compliance. Before joining Fannie Mae in 2018, Mailander was Associate General Counsel of Privacy at ComScore and Associate General Counsel and Director of Compliance & Privacy at Corporation Service Company. She currently serves as Chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Women in the House (WITH) network and Co-Chair of the DC Chapter of The Quorum Initiative. Mailander holds a BA in English and Political Science from Miami University and a JD from the University of Dayton School of Law.

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Bruce Sussman
Director of Media & Content, Podcast Host, SecureWorld

Emmy-winning journalist Bruce Sussman spent more than 20 years on TV screens in Portland, Oregon. During his "second career" he became fascinated by cybersecurity while working with CISOs at Gartner. He joined SecureWorld in 2017 to help grow its media division. Currently, he hosts the Remote Sessions daily web conference series and SecureWorld podcast published each Tuesday, and oversees news content for Sussman graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism back in the dark ages. Message him on LinkedIn if you'd like to connect!