Online privacy - a myth or reality? A Lawyer and a CISO Talk

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Privacy is not absolute, there are certain aspects of our lives that are protected by our constitution, laws, and regulations. However, given the Internet of Things, we as consumers make privacy tradeoffs every day for convenience. During this discussion, we will explore this topic further and provide helpful tips on how you can protect your privacy online.

With 20+ years of cyber security leadership experience, Smart has a history of building out security teams for global enterprises and is a recognized security industry leader. Before joining MongoDB, she was the Global CISO for the international fintech company, Tradeweb, where she was responsible for all aspects of cybersecurity. Previously, Smart served as Chief Information Officer and Chief Security Officer for the New York Power Authority, the largest state power organization in the country, where she was responsible for physical and cybersecurity, overseeing a staff of more than 250.

Smart is an active member of the cybersecurity community. She is a founding partner of Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan (CAMS), which allows security leaders in academia and the private sector to collaborate on tackling the most challenging security issues. She has previously served as a Sector Chief with FBI InfraGard.

Featured Speaker(s)

Lena Smart is MongoDB's Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). She oversees MongoDB's ongoing product security efforts, including setting industry-leading standards for products and services, and educational efforts around security best practices. She has grown MongoDB's global security team and evolved the company's security approach to match ever-changing threat vectors in both on-premise and cloud database environments.

Denis Nolasco is a Global Privacy Attorney and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US, CIPP/Europe, CIPP/Canada). She currently serves as Privacy Counsel for MongoDB and is responsible for the implementation of data privacy policies and practices. Prior to joining, Denis worked at Bank of New York Mellon as the Vice President for Data Privacy and Protection in the Americas. In this role, she served as the privacy subject matter expert and implemented enterprise-wide privacy programs. She also worked as a Legal Fellow at Access Now, a non-profit organization focused on digital rights. Denis has a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law and a Bachelor's of Science from Baruch College (City University of New York).