Webinar: Security, Privacy and the Cloud in the Age of GDPR and California’s Consumer Privacy Act

Webinar: Security, Privacy and the Cloud in the Age of GDPR and California’s Consumer Privacy Act
Thursday, November 29, 2018
12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m PT

Businesses and government agencies now have a whole host of new regulations regarding the information privacy of their employees and customers. From the European Union’s GDPR regulations to California’s new Consumer Privacy Act, major changes to the way we all do business are taking shape. Managing our data and the data privacy, especially contact lists of clients and customers, has become a business within our businesses. To stay compliant with the new rules, organizations must understand the parameters and rules, and create new protocols for their data management, including who has access to it, how we interact with it, cybersecurity protocols, and where this vital data is stored such as cloud-based services.

During our hour-long webinar, you’ll hear an overview of the new regulations, receive tips on how to adapt, and learn best practices in using the cloud.


Alan Tilles
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

Alan Tilles is Chairman of the Shulman Rogers Telecommunications Department, Chairman of the Firm’s Cybersecurity Practice Group and a member of the Firm's Board of Directors. He is counsel to numerous entities in the private radio, internet industries. Mr. Tilles has participated in every FCC proceeding involving the private land mobile radio industry since 1984. In addition, he represents hundreds of public safety agencies (States, Counties and Cities), transit systems, Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) operators, private system users (including major airlines and utilities), tower owners and radio manufacturers.

Merritt Baer
Principal Security Architect
Amazon Web Services

At Amazon Web Services, Merritt is Principal Security Architect for Global Accounts. She provides strategic cloud security guidance to complex, regulated organizations like the Fortune 200. She advises the leadership of AWS’ largest customers on security as a bottom line proposition.

Merritt has experience in all three branches of government and the private sector. Most recently, she served as Lead Cyber Advisor to the Federal Communications Commission. She has also served at the US Department of Homeland Security, the Office of US Senator Michael Bennet, and the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Before joining the government, Merritt started a business advisory / legal practice, working with emerging tech companies.

Merritt speaks regularly on cybersecurity, including the future of the Internet, artificial intelligence and robots, current cybersecurity issues in 5G, cloud, mobile, IoT and ICS, corporate interactions with government cyber, diversity in tech, entrepreneurism and innovation. Her insights on business strategy and tech have been published in Forbes, The Baltimore Sun, The Daily Beast, LawFare, Talking Points Memo, and ThinkProgress. Her academic work has appeared in the journals of Temple, Georgetown, Santa Clara, UPenn, and UVA.

Merritt is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College. She is admitted to the Bars of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the United States Supreme Court. Based in Washington, DC, she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Fellow at the East-West Institute, founder of women’s tech expert network Tech & Roses, Adjunct Professor of Cybersecurity at the University of Maryland, and an amateur boxer.

Dr. Curtis KS Levinson
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Dr. Levinson has over 25 years of focused experience in Cyber Security and Information Assurance. He is a highly experienced advisor, risk assessor and technology architect specializing in all phases of the security engineering process including regulatory compliance, policy formulation, cyber attribution and forensics, risk analysis, network/system hardening and resilience, implementation, testing, certification and accreditation, operations, training and managing the security of information and telecommunications systems in a wide variety of environments.

Dr. Levinson is a frequent consultant, author and lecturer, within the United States and internationally, on a variety of topics related to secure technology, telecommunications, regulatory compliance, counter-terrorism and homeland security. He is an adjunct lecturer for many graduate programs in cyber security and counter-terrorism and a member of the Capitol Technology University Board of Trustees.

John L. Geiger
Principal Deputy
Office of the County Counsel in Los Angeles

John L. Geiger is a Principal Deputy in the Office of the County Counsel in Los Angeles, with thirty-plus years of litigation and transactional experience. he has represented feature films producers, screenwriters, directors, and actors, as well as music recording and headline concert tour artists. Mr. Geiger is admitted to practice law before all Courts of the State of California, as well as the United States District Court (Central District, California), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Supreme Court. In 2001, he was Board certified as an Appellate Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Geiger is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (Bachelor of Arts - English), University of California, Los Angeles (Master of Fine Arts - Screenwriting), and University of Southern California (Juris Doctor).