I am an information security, privacy and compliance consultant, and owner and principal of Rebecca Herold & Associates, LLC. Information is a critical business asset, and businesses must ensure that it is accurate, appropriately safeguarded, and available only to those authorized to use it.
Information assurance and compliance programs must be built and implemented using a business-oriented approach to be most successful and effective. I help a wide range of organizations throughout the world, and of every size, to implement and sustain their information security, privacy and compliance programs in a way that supports their business. These programs help organizations comply with an ever-increasing number of national and international laws and regulations, encourage IT departments to communicate and work harmoniously with other business units, minimize risks to sensitive company and personal information, and make personnel aware of how to work more effectively while safeguarding information.
I have over 25 years of systems engineering, information security, privacy and compliance experience. I am an entrepreneur; I am CEO and Founder of The Privacy Professor® consultancy, established in 2004, and am Co-Founder and President of SIMBUS, LLC, an information security, privacy, technology & compliance management cloud service for organizations of all sizes, in all industries, in all locations. I serve as an expert witness, and am an Adjunct Professor.
I authored 19 books, dozens of book chapters, and hundreds of published articles covering information security, privacy, HIPAA compliance, and other related business topics. I led the NIST SGIP Smart Grid Privacy Subgroup for eight years, was a founding member and officer for the IEEE P1912 Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group, and serve on the Advisory Boards of numerous organizations.
You can see many of my articles on the Articles page of this site. I am also proud to now make available my quarterly subscription multi-media awareness product, "Protecting Information"! Please see my Products page for more information
I speak frequently at symposiums, professional organization meetings, conferences. I am also an adjunct professor for the Master of Science Information Assurance Program at Norwich University.
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