Now’s Your Time: AvePoint at the Global Privacy Summit 2015 #PrivacySummit

Post Date: 02/25/2015
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From the headlines of the daily news to the utterings around the water cooler, data privacy is a topic that continues to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue, and it certainly is not going away anytime soon. As each new data breach strikes an even more resounding chord throughout the public consciousness, costs of those incidents are on the rise as well. With the conversation around privacy at a fever pitch and organizations worldwide looking to proactively address challenges around protecting sensitive data, now could not be a better time for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit 2015 – taking place from March 4-6 in Washington, DC.

Once again, AvePoint is a proud Gold Sponsor at this year’s event, and you can find us at booth 209 in the exhibition hall throughout. If you’ll be there, I encourage you to stop by to discuss your data privacy goals and any obstacles you’re currently facing. We’ll be glad to offer advice and show you how AvePoint Compliance Guardian builds a bridge to safeguard your most sensitive information through its full Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) platform.

I’m especially looking forward to leading a session at 10am Eastern Time (ET) on Friday, March 6, entitled “Getting to Yes: Privacy and Security by Design”. The interactive presentation will teach you how to create a culture of compliance where it’s easier for your end users to do the right thing than the wrong thing. I’ll explain how, rather than stopping the business from doing its job, the proper privacy and security controls will allow you to realize the full potential of your organization’s data to help achieve your business objectives.

Attendees of this session are eligible to receive Continuing Privacy Education (CPE) credit and will take away the following insights:

  • Considerations for assessing your “as-is” environment to determine its current level of risk
  • Example policies and practices that make it easier to do right than wrong
  • Technology to automate impact assessment

Lastly, attendees may recall that at last year’s event – in conjunction with the IAPP – we launched the AvePoint Privacy Impact Assessment (APIA) system. Since then, more than 2,000 practitioners across 60 industries and 70 countries have downloaded APIA to automate the process of evaluating, assessing, and reporting on the privacy implications of their IT systems. If you haven’t tried it yet, you can join the movement and see what APIA is all about by downloading it for free from the IAPP today. Already using the system? Be sure to stop by and tell us about your experience while you’re at the show!

I look forward to seeing everyone next week in DC! What are you most excited about for this year’s event? Let us know by leaving a comment below.


Dana Louise Simberkoff is the Chief Risk, Privacy and Information Security Officer at AvePoint. She is responsible for AvePoint’s privacy, data protection, and security programs. She manages a global team of subject matter experts that provide executive level consulting, research, and analytical support on current and upcoming industry trends, technology, standards, best practices, concepts, and solutions for risk management and compliance. Ms. Simberkoff is responsible for maintaining relationships with executive management and multiple constituencies both internal and external to the corporation, providing guidance on product direction, technology enhancements, customer challenges, and market opportunities. Ms. Simberkoff has led speaking sessions at data privacy and security events around the globe. She was featured in Forbes, writes a monthly column for CMSWire, and was highlighted in the CSO Online list of “12 Amazing Women in Security”. She is a current member of the Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board and a past member of the Education Advisory Board for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Ms. Simberkoff holds a BA from Dartmouth College and a JD from Suffolk University Law School. LinkedIn: Twitter:

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