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Community College of Rhode Island

Rebecca Herold


Privacy Professor

Rebecca Herold is widely recognized and respected and has been providing information privacy, security and compliance services, tools and products to organizations in a extensive range of industries for more than two decades. Just a few of her awards and recognitions include the following:

  • She is a member of the 2013 ISACA International Privacy Task Force,
  • She has been named one of the "Best Privacy Advisers in the World" multiple times in recent years by Computerworld magazine, most recently ranking No. 3 in the world in the last rankings provided.
  • In 2012, she was named one of the most influential people and groups in online privacy by
  • In 2012, she was named a Privacy by Design Ambassador by the Ontario, Canada, Data Privacy Commissioner

She is a partner for the Compliance Helper and BA Tracker services for health care organizations and their business associate to meet their HIPAA, HITECH and other legal requirements. She is also CEO of The Privacy Professor, which provided information security and privacy consulting, as well as training and awareness products and services. Rebecca has been leading the NIST SGIP Smart Grid Privacy group since June 2009.  Rebecca has been an adjunct professor for the Norwich University Master of Science in information security and assurance  program since 2005.  She has written 15 books and hundreds of published articles.

She serves on multiple advisory boards for security, privacy and high-tech technology organizations and is frequently interviewed and quoted in diverse broadcasts and publications such as IAPP Privacy Advisor, BNA Privacy & Security Law Report, Wired, Popular Science, Computerworld, IEEE's Security and Privacy Journal and many others.

She will present "Where do you draw the creepy line? Privacy, big data analytic, and the Internet of things" during CCRI's Security Awareness Day.

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Last Updated: 11/9/15