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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 secureworldexpo.com. 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!