Rebecca Herold 2018 web


Rebecca is CEO of the consultancy Rebecca Herold, LLC, aka The Privacy Professor®, she founded in 2004. She is also Founder, in 2014, of SIMBUS, LLC Information Security, Privacy & Compliance cloud services. Rebecca has over 25 years of systems engineering, information security, privacy & compliance experience. Rebecca has authored 19 books to date, has contributed to dozens of other books, written hundreds of articles, and has received numerous awards, including being named a top female fighting cybercrime in the 2019 book Woman Know Cyber. Rebecca also serves as an IT, information security, privacy and compliance expert witness for a wide range of cases.  Rebecca has keynoted on 5 continents to date and hopes to get to all 7. Rebecca led the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Smart Grid Privacy Subgroup for 7 years and is currently a member of the NIST Privacy Framework development team. Rebecca was a co-founder/officer and member of numerous Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standards development groups. Rebecca was Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance program for 9 years. Rebecca is quoted in a large number of diverse publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and dozens of others. Rebecca holds degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and Education. Rebecca earned the following certifications: CISM, CISA, FIP, CIPT, CIPM, CIPP/US, CISSP, FLMI, and is a Ponemon Institute Fellow. Rebecca is based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.