Ariel Silverstone, External Data Protection Officer and Managing Director at Data Protectors (both in the US and the EU), has been addressing business information privacy, security and risk challenges for over 20 years. He is a pioneer in information security and strategy: as a designer of information privacy and security processes and policies to address the most demanding challenges in the field, business risk, and management solutions.
Previously, he was the Vice President for Security Strategy, Privacy and Trust at GoDaddy, the largest web hosting and registrar in world; contributed to the Cloud Computing security strategy for Microsoft Azure and was the chief trusted security advisor to Cisco’s largest customers.
Mr. Silverstone led the information security efforts for a number of companies including Expedia, Travelport and Symantec. He is a sought-after speaker at industry events such as the RSA security conference and the CIO 100 in IT forum. He has authored and contributed to more than 20 books, several high-profile research papers, dozens of magazines, electronic publications including articles in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, CSO Magazine, ComputerWorld and other leading publications. Mr. Silverstone has also been awarded several US Patents.