Rebecca Ruiz, CIPP/US
Rebecca A. Ruiz is a Senior Advisor in Southern California Edison’s Cybersecurity and IT Compliance group. Rebecca’s experience encompasses developing enterprise technology strategies and architectures, evaluating and planning for cybersecurity related laws and regulations, and developing and implementing cyber/information risk mitigation practices. Rebecca currently focuses on reducing cyber/information security risk in different disciplines such as legislation, regulation, and operations (e.g., supply chain); privacy concerns are often an important element. When Enterprise Architecture manager at both SCE and WellPoint Health Networks, she developed strategies for introducing emerging technologies such as cloud computing, big data/analytics, e-commerce, unstructured data management, and social media. Technology adoption included understanding privacy and information security implications. During her years with Arthur Andersen, Rebecca advised clients in numerous industries on information security risk management best practices.
Rebecca has been recognized multiple times by SCE’s Government Affairs team and received SCE’s CIO Recognition of Excellence Award. Through her leadership, SCE received the Institute for International Research’s Award, “Most Improved Enterprise Architecture Program.” She was published in Corporate Executive Board Enterprise-Architecture Executive Council, with segments covering a best practice Information Technology Roadmap and a valuable technology roadmap process. Rebecca has been a guest speaker at conferences, on webinars, and at student outreach events. She earned her B.A. in Mathematics from University of California, Los Angeles, and her J.D. from Whittier Law School. Rebecca is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and is admitted to the State Bar of California.