Privacy Please Join Cameron Ivey, Gabe Gumbs and interview guests from around the cybersecurity world as they keep you informed around the topics of cybersecurity, data privacy, compliance, breaches, interesting infosec stories, and much more! Learn why it’s more important than ever that we protect what matters most.

  • Ep. 45 - Jeremiah Grossman, CEO at Bit Discovery
    by Cameron Ivey on November 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Special guest and friend, Jeremiah Grossman, CEO at Bit Discovery joins the podcast with a fantastic back and forth conversation that doesn't seem to let up. He is also the founder of WhiteHat Security, a World-Renowned Professional Hacker, former Yahoo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, published Author, Influential Blogger, and an Off-Road Race Car Driver. Ladies and gentlemen, what can't he do? - Mr. Jeremiah Grossman!In this episode, we learn more about all his special talents, ideas, thoughts, backstories, and how he ended up at Bit Discovery. We dive into infosec budgets not increasing at the same rate as the attack surface of an organization and what this means for protecting the individual, analyzing attack surface maps, industry hitting peak prevention relating to sentiment attackers, why Jeremiah doesn't listen to music, and much more! -Cam

  • Ep. 44 - Daniel H. Gallancy, CEO at Atakama
    by Cameron Ivey on November 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please we have the intelligent and very out of the box thinking CEO at Atakama, a multi-factor encryption company, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Daniel H. Gallancy! We talk about his story, where he came from as an engineer turned finance and back to engineer, privacy, security, encryption, what conspiracy theory he would stop if he could choose one and much more! Do not miss this one, tons of valuable info and just a great discussion all around. Please enjoy! 

  • Ep. 43 - Ellison Anne Williams, CEO, Founder at Enveil
    by Cameron Ivey on November 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please Podcast Gabriel Gumbs and I have the pleasure of speaking with Ellison Anne Williams the very intelligent, hardworking #CEO, #Founder at Enveil - A data security company protecting data in use.We talk about her start before getting into #datasecurity, the many degrees she worked hard for, how she started Enveil, the powerful message behind the proudest moment in her personal life, #dataprivacy, #datainmotion, #encryption, and much more!Stick around for the private segment at the end where Gabe and I cut loose with Ellison Anne and dig into her darkest unknowns for some laughs and inspiration!-Cam

  • Ep. 42 - Chris Grundemann, VP of Strategy and Client Success at Myriad360
    by Cameron Ivey on November 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please, we welcome a unique chameleon, a guru with an extensive background ranging from networking, public speaking, tech, and marketing, Mr. Chris Grundemann. We talk about his beginnings, how he ended up as the VP at Myriad, go to market strategy for Privacy and Security, networking, encrypted traffic challenges, balance between enterprise security and individual privacy, proudest moments in his young career, and much more! Don't miss the private segment at the end where Gabe and I cut loose with our guests and dig into their darkest unknowns for some laughs! -Cam

  • Ep. 41 - Wally Bitaut - Data Security Guru at Seclore
    on October 28, 2020 at 11:00 am

    This week on Privacy Please we have Wally Bitaut, a data security guru at Seclore. We have the honor of talking to Wally about his story and how he got to where he is today. We dive into Seclore, data-centric security, and data rights management company partnering with data security and discovery tools to improve security and privacy with their integrations. Does this help with compliance regulations? or  Data Privacy? Tune in to find out and learn about the benefits. -Cam

  • Ep. 40 - Thomas Besore, Esq - Certified Privacy Advocate
    by Cameron Ivey on October 21, 2020 at 11:00 am

    This week on Privacy Please, Gabe and I welcome on a very wonderful guest, Attorney by day and Certified Privacy Professional by night, Mr. Thomas Besore. We run through a Top Ten list of the most amazing, positive things happening with Privacy invasive technologies! We talk about his career as an attorney, why he got into Privacy during the pandemic, fantastic stories around technology, and very positive somber career advice from a bright individual struggling to find his home in the privacy field. Please join us in getting to know more about Thomas and a look on the bright side of Privacy. -Cam

  • Ep. 39 - CEO, Eric Bednash & CTO, Jonathan Halstuch at Racktop Systems
    on October 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please Gabe and I have on the founder/CEO and CTO of Racktop Systems Eric Bednash and Jonathan Halstuch. What a great conversation we have with these two! We talk about how Racktop Systems started, how they met in the NSA, what makes a security company great data privacy, the structure behind making it successful, cut budgets, lack of recourses, pandemic celebrity teams, proudest moment, and much more! Join us as always from your favorite podcast platform and enjoy the show! You might just learn something and also snag a few laughs along the way. -Cam

  • Ep. 38 - Babak Pasdar - Founder, CEO & CTO at Acreto
    on October 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

    This week on Privacy Please we have the founder, CEO, and CTO at Acreto, Mr. Babak Pasdar. *Do not miss this one! Find out why Babak testified on wireless tapping with Verizon and almost cost his career.   We have the honor of speaking with Babak about his start in security and why Acreto was created. We learn what he thinks makes a company go from good to great, what privacy means to him, Facebook, Google, IoT, motion sense, the business of cybersecurity, the disconnect with mid-tier and small companies around security, and much more!  Make sure to check the links in the notes and stick around to the end through the fun segment for laughs and getting get to know Babak even more! Enjoy!   Cam

  • Ep. 37 - Michael Oberlaender 😉 - Author - Global CISO
    on September 30, 2020 at 10:00 am

    This week on Privacy Please, Gabe and I welcome on Michael Oberlaender, Author of Global CISO. We talk about his newest book Global CISO - Strategy, Tactics, and Leadership, his 20+ years in the industry, what makes a good CISO, the intersection of security and privacy, strict German laws, GDPR's influence on the US, the proudest moment in security, and much more! Michael’s Linkedin profile:’s Xing profile:’s Twitter: @MSOberlaender New Book: - ISBN number: 979-8604917756 – title: “GLOBAL CISO Strategy, Tactics, & Leadership – How to Succeed in InfoSec and CyberSecurity”. 1st Book (for reference): – ISBN number: 978-1480237414 – title “C(I)SO – And Now What? – How to Successfully Build Security by Design”.

  • Ep. 36 - Jayne Durden 🦁 - Vice President, Law Firm Strategy at Anaqua
    by Cameron Ivey on September 23, 2020 at 9:00 am

    This week on Privacy Please, we have the fantastic Jayne Durden – VP, Law Firm Strategy at Anaqua. We get the pleasure of learning her story growing up in Australia, moving to the states twenty years ago, and how she got to where she is now. Gabe and Jayne get to geek out on The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) as I sat back with pure attentiveness. We dive into so many different topics such as patents and trade secrets, concerns in the US about information getting into other countries like China, i.e, The Patriot Exile, export control restrictions, customers hesitations on moving from on-prem to a hosted data source, and the challenge behind it, personal privacy, corporate jurisdictions, and much more! Find out which three celebrities Jayne would pick for her zombie apocalypse team. You don't want to miss this one! Grab some popcorn and lend us your eardrums, this one was surely an entertaining ride.-Cam

  • Ep. 35 - Vanessa Wu - General Counsel at Rippling
    by Cameron Ivey on September 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

    This week on Privacy Please, Cam and Gabe get the opportunity to speak with Vanessa Wu, General Counsel at Rippling. We talk about CCPA's possible threats and penalties on smaller businesses, concerns over employee data and privacy, CCPA compared to GDPR expectations, company culture around being compliant, data regulations for employees, what kind of food she would be, and much much more! Please join us in this great conversation with Vanessa and we hope you enjoy her story!

  • Ep. 34 - Jeff Horne - CSO at Ordr & Member of the Review Board for Blackhat
    by Cameron Ivey on September 9, 2020 at 9:00 am

    This week on Privacy Please we have on Mr. Jeff Horne, currently the Chief Security Officer at Ordr and a member of the review board for Blackhat. We had a fantastic back and forth conversation around Jeff's very impressive background where he was the Senior Director of Information Security at SpaceX. We dive into what he is currently up to at Ordr talking about IoT security and why it's so behind, material aware conversations of what you may have on your body, i.e., cell phones, laptops, smartwatches, etc., that relate to privacy concerns, ransomware and phishing attacks, Blackbaud hack and so much more. According to Gabe, Tarantula size spiders are in fact called Tarantulas, Jeff. Tune in for the inside joke! 😊 Please join us on this very fun episode and don't forget to support the podcast by sharing, and following us on Twitter @privacyplspod to keep up with new releases every week! You can reach out for questions at Thanks for the support and let's keep building a stronger community for Privacy!-Cam

  • Ep. 33 - Stuart Brotman - Global expert in digital privacy and cyber-security adviser; Author
    on September 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

    This week on Privacy Please we have Stuart Brotman - A global expert in digital privacy and cyber-security adviser; Author, Privacy's Perfect Storm: Digital Policy for Post-Pandemic Times: talk about Stuarts brand new book, Privacy's Perfect Storm: Digital Policy for Post-Pandemic Times, where he got the idea of writing it, his passion for data privacy and compliance, and much much more! Please join us in this great conversation with Mr. Stuart Brotman himself! Listen on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your favorite podcasts. 

  • Ep. 32 - Neil Goodrich Chief Innovation Officer at M. Holland Company
    on August 26, 2020 at 9:00 am

    This week on Privacy Please we speak with our guest Neil Goodrich from M. Holland Company. Neil is a member of the Executive Leadership Team, responsible for introducing and leading digital change within the organization.We learn about where it all started for Neil as a private investigator and why he isn't your traditional CIO. We dive into what data privacy means to him personally, the intersection between security, privacy, and generating that compelling experience. Please join us on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartradio, or wherever you get your podcasts! 

  • Ep. 31 - Michael Thompson, CEO & Co-Founder of Enact Security
    by Cameron Ivey on August 19, 2020 at 9:00 am

    This week on Privacy Please, Cam and Gabe had the pleasure of hosting a very good friend and very underrated individual, Mr. Michael Thompson, CEO of Enact Security. We learn Mike's story and background, why organizations struggle with data protection & privacy, tips on getting started with a data security program, some things we have learned with the all-new privacy legislation over the last two years, and much more!So please tune in where ever you get your favorite podcasts because this one will be sure to give you plenty of laughs, smiles, a few tears, and of course great #datasecurity and #privacy value, please enjoy and thank you for listening!

  • Ep. 30 - Michelle Madsen - Freelance, Investigative Journalist
    on August 12, 2020 at 9:00 am

    This week on Privacy Please we interview Freelance, Investigative Journalist, Michelle Madsen or is it Michelle Damsen? Long story short, Michelle was Caught up in a Senegal fake news scam and we get to dive into that with her today. We learn about her story, how this identity fraud happened, what type of food she would be if she had to choose one to embody, her favorite word, and why Privacy is at the center of it all. This is the article here that we reference:

  • Ep. 29 - Debbie Reynolds - The Data Diva
    on August 5, 2020 at 9:00 am

    This week on Privacy Please we have the very down to earth, passionately facetious, Debbie Reynolds AKA The Data Diva. We talk about her story, how she become The Data Diva, privacy concerns and tips around facial recognition, photo access, clipboard issues, and we also find out Debbie has special Data Privacy powers with a hint of invisibility to play pranks on her loved ones just for laughs. Please join us in this fun episode and listen wherever you get your favorite podcasts!

  • Ep. 28 - Iliana Peters, Shareholder at Polsinelli
    by Cameron Ivey on July 29, 2020 at 9:00 am

    This week's episode we have Iliana Peters talking with Gabe, myself, and our very own Scott Giordano. We learn about Iliana's beginnings and how she became a shareholder at Polsinelli. The heart of our discussion dives into the biggest misunderstandings that both the public and other data protection professionals had about HIPAA before COVID hit, what new ones have come up after the fact, is it reality or perception that we seldomly see HIPAA violation news stories and massive fines over other data protection violations, i.e., Facebook, what are the biggest challenges today with protecting healthcare information and much much more. 

  • Ep. 27 - Sergeant First Class, Brittany Conley
    on July 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

    On a brand new episode of Privacy Please we had the privilege of speaking with Sergeant First Class (SFC) Brittany Conley. Brittany currently serves as the Senior Recruiter, Team Lead for the South Carolina National Guard - recently graduated from Purdue University Global.   I reached out to Brittany after her post on LinkedIn went viral with over 241,000+ reactions and over 12,000+ comments. She was kind enough to respond and accept my invitation to come on the show and share her experience.   We talk about Brittany's story, where she came from, beating the odds, how quickly she came into privacy concerns after her LinkedIn post, dealing with PII as a recruiter in the military, why Pogs are making a comeback and find out if Cats have any regrets. Please join us on this very unique and encouraging episode.    Click the link below to see the actual post/story from Brittany:

  • Ep. 26 - Regine Bonneau - CEO, Founder, and Third Party Cyber Risk Consultant
    by Cameron Ivey on July 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

    This week's episode of Privacy Please we welcome on the very funny and hardworking CEO, founder and mother, Regine Bonneau. We learn about her story, what privacy means to her company, growth plans, struggles, words of wisdom on being a woman in tech, and why giving up coffee is easier than a mystery item. Thank you for coming on the show Regine, this was a very fun episode and should give you some laughs but also hope, and inspiration around tech, Cyber risk, and all things privacy. -Cam

  • Ep. 25 - Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, Senior Counsel Future of Privacy Forum & Bob Eckman, CISO, Kent State University
    on July 8, 2020 at 9:00 am

    In this week's special, two-guest episode of Privacy Please, we invited on Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna (Senior Counsel) and Bob Eckman (CISO) of Kent State University. We learn about each of their stories, and how they landed where they are today. We then dissect an article Gabriela wrote called ‘GDPR - Analysis, and Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions’. Then we discuss identifying data flows, retention schedules, who gets these assignments for organizations, guilty pleasures, what three questions Bob would ask his dog Toby if he could talk, and much, much more! was such a good episode even for anyone outside of universities because it really gets you thinking differently about data privacy in general. Please don't miss this one and don't forget to share, subscribe, and enjoy! -Cam

  • Ep. 24 - James McQuiggan - Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4
    by Cameron Ivey on July 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

    This week's episode of Privacy Please, Cam and Gabe have a serious, yet facetious back and forth with the man, the myth, the legend, Mr. James McQuiggan. We discuss his story and how he started out in working behind the scenes for theater, his journey to becoming an Advocate in Security, his spirit animal, and why Dr. Who is everything! Please enjoy and join us for this very funny and informative episode on iTunes, Spotify or where you get your podcasts!

  • Ep. 23 - Ron Gula - Cyber Investor, Policy Expert, President and Co-founder of Tenable and Gula Tech Adventures
    by Cameron Ivey on June 24, 2020 at 9:00 am

    In this week's episode of Privacy Please, we have the pleasure of speaking with Ron Gula - Cyber Investor, Policy Expert, President, and Co-founder of Tenable and Gula Tech Adventures. Ron talks about his fascinating journey... his beginnings in the Air Force, investments made in over 50 tech companies, an easily named guilty pleasure, and whether or not James Kirk is truly a superhero. Please tune in and enjoy!

  • Ep. 22 - Gene Fredriksen - Executive Director and CEO at National Credit Union ISAO
    by Cameron Ivey on June 17, 2020 at 3:59 am

    In today's episode, we speak with Gene around what he calls the three components of cyber - People, process, and Technology. He speaks about the importance of a balanced approach that is critical to delivering information securely. We get to hear his story, the changes COVID has brought to their world and the weirdest request he got in his 35 years of security. Tune in wherever you listen to your podcasts and enjoy! (Please forgive us with the background noise in audio between 14 and 18 minutes) 

  • Ep. 21 - Fabiana Clemente - Co founder and CDO of YData
    by Cameron Ivey on June 10, 2020 at 3:26 am

    In today's episode, we get the chance to interview Fabiana Clemente, CDO, and Co-Founder of an up and coming tech company called YData. We talk about synthetic data compared to real data, data privacy, Machine learning, her story, how proud she is to be a woman in tech, and why Chocolate is everything to her! Please enjoy!YData Website are some of the questions asked during the show: 1. What is the difference between synthetic and real-data?2. How can a user have confidence in synthetic data? 3. Are there reasons for concern at all when using synthetic data?4. What are your thoughts on how companies approach the process of getting started with AI/ML and how compliant are they with privacy regulations?

  • Ep. 20 - Kevin Thomas - New York State Senator, District 6
    by Cameron Ivey on June 3, 2020 at 3:59 am

    In today's episode, we speak with Kevin Thomas, New York State Senator, District 6. In our brief conversation, we learned so much about the good that he is bringing to the state of NY around data privacy. He talks about his background before office, the difference between the NY privacy and Shield acts, and a positive outcome at home during these difficult times. Below are some of the questions from the episode. Such a pleasure and Joy to have Kevin on and thankful for his efforts in our ever-changing and rising world of data privacy. Please enjoy! 1. The SHIELD Act is now in force – what was the impetus for it and when do you expect we’ll see some enforcement actions based on it?  How does it differ from the NY Privacy Act?2. What impact has the CCPA had on privacy in the U.S.?3. Would you share with us with goes on behind the scenes during the legislative process?  What would voters be surprised to learn?-The Senator is also currently in the process of writing legislation to create a code of ethics for tracking health data amid the COVID-19 health crisis -- which brings on an interesting/timely point of conversation, how data privacy is becoming an important topic during the pandemic.

  • Ep. 19 - Brian Newgent - SVP of IT at Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives
    by Cameron Ivey on May 27, 2020 at 3:37 am

    In today's episode we take a trip inside Brian's world, learning his career path that started out in retail and ended up in a highly complex role as Senior Vice President of Information Technology for a large Energy company. Since the pandemic hit, they have shifted to about 85% work from home and we learn just how much more important data privacy and security is for their own internal sensitive data. We also talk about integrity and the weirdest thing Brian and his family have done during these changing times. Please enjoy wherever you listen to your podcasts

  • Ep. 18 - Ed Hudson - CISO at Cal State University
    by Cameron Ivey on May 20, 2020 at 3:59 am

    An awesome episode with Ed Hudson, CISO of CSU and trusted partner. Gabe and I enjoyed having Ed come onto the show for the first time to share his story and can't wait for everyone to listen. Below are some of the questions I ended up asking Ed and many more. Hope you enjoy! · How are Universities exactly like a large company, and how are they different when it comes to Security and Privacy?· If you only had $100 to spend on Security and Privacy, where would you spend it?· What do you feel the difference is between security and privacy?· What does CCPA mean in your mind and your business?· How is Privacy a part of your role as CISO? Why is it important to CSU?· What initial challenge was Cal State facing that sparked a need for a product like Spirion?· Can you tell me a bit about the implementation and rollout process?· How has Spirion helped the university since you started using it?· What kind of success have you experienced since rolling out Spirion? Has it helped with compliance audits? Any quantitative results?· Have you experienced any surprising results? Anything you didn't expect?

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  • Ep. 17 - Ian Coe - CEO and Founder of Tonic
    by Cameron Ivey on May 13, 2020 at 3:52 am

    In today’s episode we interview CEO and Founder of Tonic. “This unique relationship with Tonic enables security and privacy leaders to meet the growing demand for personally identifiable information (PII) data removal without affecting business continuity or company performance,” stated Gabriel Gumbs, Chief Innovation Officer for Spirion. “Rather than deleting valuable PII, our combined solution maintains the integrity and business value of our customers’ data while adhering to regulatory requirements governing how such data is collected and processed.”