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  • S2, E71 - Mathew Newfield, CSIO at Unisys - Ransomware Part 2
    on June 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please Podcast, we continue our conversations from last week on Ransomware and take you a bit further in-depth on how to handle it with our good friend, and  CSIO at Unisys, Mathew Newfield! We talk about going back to the basics, testing thoroughly, real training for muscle memory, the privacy and security implications with Ransomware, and much more! Do not miss this episode because there is a ton of FUD out there on the subject so please enjoy! Profile link:

  • S2, E70 - Ransomware, The Security & Privacy Implications Part 1
    on June 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please, we open a two-part series on Ransomware. This week the U.S. announced that it will give ransomware hacks similar priority as terrorism.  There is a seismic shift currently underway towards bigger ransoms for sensitive company data. is an established megatrend ( that has not seen a decline while continuing to reach new heights and so we are going to dedicate time to helping our privacy pros get up to speed on the implications this trend has in our first episode. In episode number two of this series, we invite Matthew Newfield, Chief Security Infrastructure Officer @ Unisys to help our listeners push past the FUD and share actionable intelligence on building resiliency into your data protection programs! Bonus: This week’s episode will be followed by a lunch conversation on Friday at Noon est. Join us then to discuss this topic and others.

  • S2, E69 - Aaron Weller - Co-founder and President at Sentinel
    by Cameron Ivey on June 2, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please, Gabe and Cam chat with Aaron Weller, the co-founder, and President at Sentinel. Aaron's path has been nothing short of circuitous, to say the least. This is his current and third start-up company, backed by impressive security and privacy resume with decades of experience. He certainly isn't shy to change demographics either, moving and living in Eastern Europe, London, Australia, and now Seattle. We discuss his beginnings, Sentienals purpose, automation, Privacy, what is Ethos technology, trends in challenges for customers, legal landscape, facial recognition, fix your privacy, child privacy, and much more!Please enjoy wherever you get your podcasts~ Show link:'s profile: profile:

  • S2, E68 - Blogcast - Automating Data Discovery and Data Classification for Enhanced Privacy
    on May 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • S2, E67 - Vikas Bhatia - Founder & CEO - JustProtect | Cybersecurity Advisor | Speaker
    on May 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please, we have our wonderful friend join the podcast to talk about all the things around protecting sensitive data. He is the founder and CEO at JustProtect, Mr. Vikas Bhatia!"Why privacy professionals should not have to be psychometricians"Topics:3rd party risks. specifically on risk assessing and why that is vital for working with vendors.Have we updated our risk assessment questionnaires to include work from anywhere?What happens when you ask the wrong questions? You get the wrong answers!Show link:, in partnership with GRC experts Michael Rasmussen and Glenn Peters, is hosting webinars to dive deeper into third-party GRC breaches, risk impacts, and strategies on how to prevent critical breaches from reaching you and your organization. You can register and learn more at #cybersecurity #datasecurity #ciso #ciso #privacy #informationsecurity #infosec #infosec #security #cloudsecurity #cloudsecurity #cyber #securityawareness #securityawareness #podcast #dataprotectionProfile:

  • S2, E66 - Gina Taranto - Director of Applied Science / Accelerated Learning Solutions at ProSearch Strategies, Inc
    by Cameron Ivey on May 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please, we have the pleasure of speaking with Gina Taranto! "I am more than my data points"  Topics:Facing New Privacy Regulations Head-On. Consider protecting private data as analogous to protecting privilege during review to get organized and be prepared for future response.Contact info:gtaranto@prosearch.comShow Notes:

  • S2, E65 - Jim Manico, Founder, Secure Coding Instructor at Manicode Security
    on May 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please we have the great pleasure of chatting with a very close friend of the show, the ever so entertaining, intelligent, irrationally exuberant, Mr, Jim Manico. We talk about Secure coding, what is Manicode Security, building modern secure applications, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, privacy, teaching secure coding with passion and excitement, and much more! You do not want to miss this entertaining and very informative episode!  Jim Manico -

  • S2, E64 - Larry Whiteside Jr. CTO & Chief Security Officer at CyberClan
    on April 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please we have a close friend of the podcast on to chat. He is roughly a 29 year veteran in Security, Mr. Larry Whiteside Jr! We talk about many things from his beginnings, how he has changed his response towards salespeople with zero research to educate with optimism and hope, ICMCP & the Ron G. Foundation to help build diversity in leadership, CybeClan, Personal Privacy, salute to great moms, Cybersecurity education, and much more!Topics:ICMCP & the Ron G. FoundationWork at CyberClanContact info:Larry.Whiteside@icmcp.orgShow Notes:

  • S2, E63 - Jeff Jockisch, Data Privacy Researcher at Privacy Plan
    on April 21, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please, we are honored with having the father and creator of Privacy Plan, ladies and gentlemen the guru in Data Privacy research, Mr. Jeff Jockisch. We talk about IoT devices, Data Brokers, Privacy on the Blockchain, legislation, Privacy laws, Privacy plan, Privacy research, police data accessibility project, and much more! Come learn and laugh with us, thank you for tuning in! Links from the show notes: Privacy Podcasts Database: Data Broker Research: Police Data Accessibility Project:

  • S2, E62 - Gilbert Hill - Data Agency in the age of Data Privacy Part 1
    on April 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please, we are graced by the one and only Gilbert Hill, Technologist, Entrepreneur, Head of Strategy at Tapmydata & the latest Advisor at The Rise of Privacy Tech!     We talk about so many fantastic topics around the revolution of cookies, blockchain, new regulations like the digital markets act in Europe, behavioral advertising, ad fraud, Privacy, third party services, Risk, Clubhouse, and so much more! Favorites quotes from the show:"Companies that focus solely on monetizing data will find themselves on the tail end of innovation" "Privacy has almost become superseded by control" "Ad fraud is the second biggest source of income for organized crime after drugs" 

  • S2, E61 - Luca Cosentino, Product Lead at Oasis Labs
    on April 7, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please we are joined by the very intelligent, product lead at Oasis Labs,  Mr. Luca Cosentino. We learn about Luca's beginnings, the various stops along the way before ending up at Oasis Labs, and what has shaped him here today. Some of the main topics we discuss are privacy product development, using crypto to take back our privacy, fix your personal privacy, how to give the data back to users, regulations, using the data without owning the data, and much more! 

  • S2, E60 - Ryan Smyth, Managing Director at FTI Consulting
    on March 31, 2021 at 2:00 am

    This week on Privacy Please Podcast, Gabe and Cam talk with a very good partner, friend, and managing director at FTI Consulting, Mr. Ryan Smyth! We dive into his past and how he started out, what privacy means personally, #NIST, #GAPP, Challenges for companies implementing a privacy plan, the new Virginia Privacy Act #VCDPA, why he's rocking his son's gaming headset, Ryan's side gig as a part-time Wing Walker, and much more! Is our guest Ryan Smyth the famous, mullet-wearing hockey player from Canada or just his twin running into mischief at hotels whilst traveling? Find out this week on Privacy Please 🙂  NIST GAPP (looks like a subscription is required) FIPPS (I could not find one central FIPPS place but the IAPP has a easy to follow breakdown) 

  • S2, E59 - Punit Bhatia, Author, & Data Privacy Manager at Fit4Privacy
    on March 24, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please we have another fellow podcaster, author, data privacy manager, and a man of many talents, Mr. Punit Bhatia! We talk about his story, why he started Fit4Privacy, the podcast, his many helpful books on GDPR, Privacy, and much more!Please enjoy this light-hearted conversation, there's a chance you may spit out your drink from chuckling a few times and you will certainly learn something new.  Links to booksBe Ready for GDPR An Effective DPO & Privacy Link for

  • S2, E58 - Lodrina Cherne, Principle Security Advocate at Cybereason
    on March 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please we are joined by the one and only Lodrina Cherne, a forensics and computer security guru!This episode really hit home for us. Please enjoy this awesome conversation involving random banter, humor, deep conversations around what privacy means, how Lodrina started out, policies, Cybereason, Apple's warrant canary, WWE, PGP encryption, weightlifting, the pandemic, and much more!   LinkedIn Bio: notes and links:  Security at Cybereason program at the Aspen Tech Policy Hub Windows Forensics at SANS Banter....Printing out PGP source code to get around munitions export restrictions's Warrant Canary NXT champ!

  • S2, E57 - James McQuiggan - Part II, Conversations
    by Cameron Ivey on March 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    On this week's episode of Privacy Please we have our great friend and recurring guest, Mr. James McQuiggan! Quick background: Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, College Professor, (ISC)2 Chapter President - all to make sure everyone is cyber Safe & Secure online.Please enjoy Part II  of our authentic conversations around Cybersecurity, online privacy, with some sprinkled humor, and much more!

  • S2, E56 - Michael Santarcangelo - Part II, Conversations
    on March 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please we have our recurring guest and friend, Mr. Michael Santarcangelo, founder of Security Catalyst. We dive right into a new segment called "Conversations".Enjoy,Cameron 

  • S2, E55 - Blogcast - The Risk Associated With Unstructured Data In The Cloud
    by Cameron Ivey on February 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    The Spirion Security & Privacy Research team decided to take a close look at the risk security and privacy factors that come with using cloud object storage. This week on PrivacyPlease we have a special Blogcast that shares some of these findings. To conduct this research the team went out and directly surveyed a couple hundred organizations across multiple industries as well as a performed a quantitative study of real-world data observed in unprotected Amazon Web Services S3 buckets. The results are interesting to say the least. Tune in find out more. #dataprivacy #datasecurity #infosec #research  #cloudsecurity

  • S2, E54 - Scott Giordano, Part II - V.P. & Senior Counsel, Privacy and Compliance
    on February 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    This week on privacy please welcome back on our friend and recurring guest, our resident privacy policy wonk himself, Mr. Scott Giordano! We talk about the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), recap on 2020 Privacy laws going through some trials and tribulations, any immediate effects to the provision, how businesses can get ahead of the curve to prepare, CCPA vs CPRA, data privacy's greatest challenge with the new normal and much more! Cheers everyone, and thanks again for sticking with us! 🙂 -Cameron 

  • S2, E53 - Nishant Bhajaria – Author, Privacy Architecture and Strategy at Uber
    on February 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please we have the wonderful pleasure of interviewing our very good friend Nishant Bhajaria. He leads teams that protect data and trust, teaches courses in security, privacy, career management. Nishant comes from a robust engineering background working for big companies like Nike, Google, head of privacy engineering at Netflix, and now Uber. His story is one you do not want to miss. There should be a documentary on this man because he leads and speaks with passion around privacy and shows great respect for the engineering community. On top of that, he wrote a book called Privacy by Design and we discuss how would one share data with quantifiable privacy controls, privacy review programs, engineering talk, how to teach the importance of privacy, and much more. Please enjoy and feel free to use this 35% discount code for his book! You can refer to this link: off code - podprivpls21 

  • S2, E52 - Avishai Ostrin – Head of Privacy at Asserson
    on February 3, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please we have the honor of speaking with a very fun and ambitious man who found a passion for the interplay between law and technology, Mr. Avishai Ostrin, Head of Privacy @ Asserson. Avi, is a qualified Privacy solicitor in both England, Wales, and Isreal.  He comes from a strong background in corporate and commercial law at one of Israel's top-tier corporate and M&A law firms. Based in Tel-Aviv, the heart of the "start-up nation", Avi aims to bring a refreshed perspective to the world of privacy and data protection.Thanks again for listening, and we hope you enjoy the show! -Cam

  • S2, E51 - Jack Jones, Co-Founder at RiskLens - Data Privacy Day 2021 - Expensive Noise
    on January 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please Podcast and for #dataprivacyday, we have the very down to earth, and smooth sailing risk executive, co-founder at RiskLens, Mr. Jack Jones.Gabriel Gumbs and I have the pleasure of speaking with a good friend and #risk expert who is looking through both Lenses (see what I did there) from a risk and #privacy perspective.We get to learn his story, why he started RiskLens with his co-founder, Steve Tabacek, what FAIR Institute is, the passion behind what he does today, #riskanalysis, #datasecurity, privacy, fix your life, and much more!"Without being able to quantify risk, it is all expensive noise"-Jack Jones

  • S2, E50 - Kevin Coppins, CEO at Spirion
    on January 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please we have the ultimate pleasure of speaking with the CEO at Spirion, the man, the myth, the legend, Mr. Kevin Coppins! We learn about the logos of his life, his current highly recommended book, his thoughts on data privacy, where it's going, year in review, appreciation, optimism at its finest, Fix your life, his son's new business for cat toys, and much more!

  • S2, E49 - Top Listeners Choice
    by Cameron Ivey on January 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Ep. 27 - Sergeant First Class, Brittany Conley·       Senior Recruiter, Team Lead for the South Carolina National Guard ·       We talk about Brittany's story, where she came from, beating the odds, how quickly she came into privacy concerns after her LinkedIn post Ep. 40 - Thomas Besore, Esq - Certified Privacy Advocate·       Attorney by day and Certified Privacy Professional by night·       We talk about his career as an attorney, why he got into Privacy during the pandemic, fantastic stories around technology Ep. 29 - Debbie Reynolds - 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.  Ep. 43 - Ellison Anne Williams, CEO, Founder at Enveil·       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 Ep. 45 - Jeremiah Grossman, CEO at Bit Discovery·       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. Ep. 34 - Jeff Horne - CSO at Ordr & Member of the Review Board for Blackhat·       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.  Ep. 25 - Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, Senior Counsel Future of Privacy Forum & Bob Eckman, CISO, Kent State University·       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’.Ep. 23 - Ron Gula - Cyber Investor, Policy Expert, President and Co-founder of Tenable and Gula Tech Adventures·       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.  Ep. 18 - Ed Hudson - CISO at Cal State University·       An awesome episode with Ed Hudson, CISO of CSU·       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? Ep. 20 - Kevin Thomas - New York State Senator, District 6·       New York State Senator, District 6.·       He talks about his background before office, the difference between the NY privacy and Shield acts and what impact has the CCPA had on privacy in the U.S.? Honorable mentionEp. 11 - Christopher Leach, Senior CISO Advisor @ CISC

  • S2, E48 - 2021 Data Privacy Predictions
    by Cameron Ivey on December 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Mr. Salty Soothsayer is back with your 2021 privacy predictions to wrap up 2020. Please Join Gabe and I as we recap 2020 predictions and outcomes as well as our predictions for 2021. Don't hesitate to reach out with questions or guest suggestions and inquiries for the 2021 lineup. Big thank you again for joining us on this journey together, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year's everyone! -Cam and GabeContact

  • Ep. 47 - Blogcast Holiday Edition - Data Privacy needs Data Security
    by Cameron Ivey on December 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm

  • Ep. 46 - Robert Hansen, CTO at Bit Discovery - Company Series Part 2
    on December 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    This week on Privacy Please in our first company series part 2,  please welcome the very insightful and passionate, Robert Hansen, CTO at Bit Discovery. In this conversation we have the luxury of speaking with Robert about his 25+ year background in web security, his time with eBay,  being well known for creating, working at whitehat, where he met Jeremiah before they started Bit Discovery, public speaking, digital conferences with 2021 expectations, how he weaponized a code he had written a long time ago, consequences on the privacy side of things they find, his favorite all-time holiday movie, and much more! Enjoy, -Cam

  • Ep. 45 - Jeremiah Grossman, CEO at Bit Discovery - Company Series Part 1
    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