For information security professionals, privacy might seem like a secondary thought. Done right, however, incorporating strategic thinking about privacy into daily job functions could be an infosec professional’s ticket to the C-suite. Or at least strong relationships with the people in it. After all, breaches and other gaffes are expensive and damaging, and information security professionals are the data keepers who can avoid such pitfalls. That was the message from IAPP CTO Jeff Northrop, CIPP/US, CIPP/IT, who told a crowd at the RSA breakout session “Privacy as a Growing Risk” that privacy should be used as an advantageous tool to strategically make a leap up the command chain. Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, runs down the whys and hows for The Privacy Advisor.
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