CISO Stories Podcast: Doing Privacy Right vs. Doing Privacy Rights

Eric Schmidt (CEO Google 2001-2007) famously noted that his company’s policy was to get ‘right up to the creepy line and not cross it.’ The closer an organization can get to this imaginary line, the greater the profit maximization. When does this become an invasion of privacy? 

Organizations need to be conscious of where they are in reference to the ‘creepy line.’ Join this podcast with special guest Valerie Lyons to learn how to determine the data collection and processing appropriate for your organization…


About Valerie Lyons, Chief Operations Officer at BH Consulting/Dublin City

valerie-lyonsValerie Lyons (@priv-i-see) is engaged as COO of BH Consulting, a niche cyber and privacy consulting firm in Ireland, Valerie is also their key subject matter expert in European data protection and privacy frameworks. A believer in lifelong learning, Valerie is also currently in the final year of her Ph.D. research in organizational privacy protection approaches.

Prior to her role with BH Consulting Ireland, Valerie spent almost 15 years as Chief Information Security Officer with KBC Bank. CISSP qualified since 2001, Valerie also holds a BSc in Information Systems from Trinity College, together with a Masters in Leadership from UCC. Valerie has also lectured in several national academic institutions including Dublin City University and is a regular speaker at international conferences such as COSAC, ICIS, ISACA to name but a few.

About the CISO Stories Podcast

The Cybersecurity Collaborative, in conjunction with Cybereason, is proud to present the CISO Stories Podcast

Each week CISO Stories takes a deep dive on security leadership with top security professionals from across the public and private sectors who share their insights and expertise with the community. 

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Sam Curry, Chief Security Officer at Cybereason

sam-curry-hs-cisostoriesPreviously, Sam was CTO and CISO for Arbor Networks (NetScout) and was CSO and SVP R&D at MicroStrategy in addition to holding senior security roles at McAfee and CA. He spent 7 years at RSA, the Security Division of EMC as Chief Technologist and SVP of Product. 

Sam also has over 20 patents in security from his time as a security architect, has been a leader in two successful startups and is a board member of the Cybersecurity Coalition, of SSH Communications and of Sequitur Labs.

Todd Fitzgerald – VP, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative

tom-fitzgeraldTodd Fitzgerald (@securityfitz) has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years. 

Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others. 

Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines. 

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