Leading data architect to join Prifender as Chief Technology Officer

Christopher Glover, formerly of eBay and PayPal, to join Prifender
Prifender is thrilled to announce the joining of Christopher Glover to its management team as the company’s Chief Technology Officer.
Christopher brings to Prifender experience spanning product development, data management, architecture, operations and compliance.
Christopher’s passion for reducing organizational friction concerning the use of corporate data assets while maintaining very high compliance with internal and external policies and regulations makes him the perfect professional to lead Prifender from a technology perspective.
His experience working closely with compliance functions to understand the limitations on data usage and creating infrastructures that enable teams to maximize the value of data will be a great asset to Prifender’s own customers.
“Chris brings to Prifender a unique mix of capabilities. He has dealt with the volumes of data that only large eCommerce websites such as eBay can generate, while also possessing the necessary data-discipline that comes from working with financial institutions from his work at PayPal” says Nimrod Luria, Prifender’s CEO.
In his role as Prifender’s CTO Christopher will be working directly with Prifender’s deployment team, forging the company’s technology to meet each customer’s unique data needs.

Sagi Leizerov, formerly Global Privacy Leader for EY, Joins Prifender

Prifender is extremely pleased to announce that Sagi Leizerov, Ph.D, CIPP/US, has joined its management team as Chief Data Solutions Officer.
Before joining Prifender, Sagi served as Ernst & Young’s Global Privacy Leader.
During his 16 years with Ernst & Young, Sagi served Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies from industries ranging from financial services, pharmaceutical, technology, manufacturing and automotive.
He is a frequent speaker in data-related conferences and his articles appear in business and professional publications.
As Prifender’s Chief Data Solutions Officer, Sagi will work with our customers to maximize the capabilities of Prifender’s technology in their technical environment and operational needs.
When asked about his decision to join Prifender, Sagi offered the following:
“I have been part of the privacy field since its infancy. I started in 1998 and saw this field move from a compliance based approach to risk management, and most recently the “accountability era” of privacy. These different eras in our young professions were all marked with good intention, but very little capability in enforcing rules, demonstrating compliance and backing up any claims of accountability. I wholeheartedly believe that the solution that Prifender is offering is the future of the privacy profession, and I want to be at the forefront of this emerging paradigm shift in the privacy field.”

Highlights from Prifender’s roundtable in IAPP DC Summit

On April 18th, 2017, Prifender held a roundtable discussion on privacy  engineering. The event featured three prominent speakers:

• Kevin Murphy, CISO & DPO at Corning Incorporate
• Peggy Eisenhauer, Founder of Privacy and Information Management Services
• Sagi Leizerov, Global Privacy Leader of EY

 Prifender’s Privacy Management Strategist, John Gevertz, formerly ADP’s Global Privacy Officer, moderated a lively discussion following opening remarks from the speakers.
Many of the participants, representing leading fortune 500 companies, agreed that technology will be the key enabler in light of emerging regulations such as the GDPR.

Two related themes emerged from the discussion.
First, that a “risk based” approach to addressing GDPR and other emerging regulations will fail.

The second theme was that at the heart of today’s privacy challenge is a data governance problem that spans over many terabytes and petabytes of data for most companies. Addressing the data governance challenge while enabling the business is not a task that can be met with policies, contracts and training, but rather more effective means are in order. The role of privacy engineering in addressing the current challenge was repeated throughout discussion, with Ms. Eisenhauer stating that technological innovation is the future of privacy management.

Prifender to hold a roundtable discussion at the IAPP DC Summit

As the cost of privacy violations increases, organizations are looking for ways to effectively implement their policies across business units, as well as be demonstrably compliant with them.  Both of these challenges require automation in day to day privacy management.  This need for automation will make the adoption of technological solutions a central theme for privacy professionals in 2017.

Over several years privacy professionals have been emphasizing accountability over personal information but had limited means for validating it.

2017 represents a shift for privacy professionals as technology offers them new opportunities to track and control the use of personal information across the enterprise.  The timing of this development is not incidental, but it does represent a perfect storm of conditions: the General Data Protection Regulation in the EU with its global span and steep fines coupled with an overall cyber security fatigue lead many organizations to look for data related challenges beyond mere protection.

The progress towards technical solutions moves compliance from “paper-based” solutions, such as policies and contracts, to more verifiable and demonstrable tools that ground risk management activities in the facts of how data is actually used across the enterprise.

Prifender will hold a roundtable discussion on the topic of privacy technology around the IAPP Summit in Washington DC on Tuesday April 18, 2017 from 4-6PM at the WeWork White House, 1440 G St., NW Washington DC.

This roundtable discussion will focus on the tangible opportunities to overcome the challenge of translating regulatory requirements to solutions that can be digitally managed.

The session, Translating Privacy Requirements to Zeros and Ones, includes three well regarded privacy proressionals as speakers: Peggy Eisenhauer, Founder of Privacy and Information Management Services, Kevin Murphy, CISO & DPO of Corning Inc., and Sagi Leizerov, Global Privacy Leader of EY.

Highlights from Prifender’s RSA roundtable in San Francisco

Privacy leaders agree on the link between automation and privacy management

On February 14th, 2017, Prifender held a roundtable discussion on privacy management and engineering. The event featured three prominent privacy officers:
• Michelle Dennedy, VP & CPO at Cisco Systems
• Marcus Morissette, GPO at eBay
• Kevin Murphy, CISO & DPO at Corning Incorporated

Prifender’s Privacy Management Strategist, John Gevertz, formerly ADP’s Global Privacy Officer, moderated a lively discussion following opening remarks from the speakers.
Many of the participants, representing leading fortune 500 companies, agreed that privacy today is where information security was 20 years ago, but that privacy professionals do not have the luxury of 20 years to improve it.

Two related themes emerged from the discussion.
First, privacy should be treated as a business enabler and not as roadblock; or, as put by Mr. Morissette “Don’t ask the privacy leaders what NOT to do, tell them where you want to get and they will help you get there.” The second theme was that at the heart of today’s privacy challenge is a data governance problem that spans over many terabytes and petabytes of data for most companies. Addressing the data governance challenge while enabling the business is not a task that can be met with policies, contracts and training, but rather more effective means are in order. The role of privacy engineering in addressing the current challenge was repeated throughout discussion, with Ms. Dennedy stating that technological innovation is the future of privacy management. There was another area of consensus around the room – it was an exciting time to be working in the field of privacy!

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Prifender’s next roundtable will take place on March 14th, 2017, 17:00 at WeWork Moorgate, 1 Fore St, London EC2Y 9DT, UK.

Contact us to reserve your seat today!

Come visit us at the Global Privacy Summit 2017, Booth #10

Prifender is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Global Privacy Summit 2017 conference in Washington DC, April 19-20.

We will be showcasing a live demo of our solution, an identity-aware artificial intelligence technology, used to discover and map personal information across networks and systems, both structured and unstructured.

Come Visit us at Booth #10.

We look forward to meeting with you at this exciting event.

Prifender CEO, Nimrod Luria, to Speak at Upcoming RSA Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

We are happy to announce that our CEO, Nimrod Luria, will participate as a speaker at the upcoming event of the International Association of Privacy Professionals at RSA 2017, on February 13.

Luria will speak at a panel about the new technological approaches to privacy, and elaborate about the topic of emerging privacy technologies for the enterprise.
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