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Cisco's Michelle Dennedy on Regulations and 'Just Say No to the Backdoor'

After years of being kept in the background, privacy has taken center stage in security discussions. Michelle Dennedy, chief privacy officer at Cisco, discusses the impact of new regulations and the issue of encryption backdoors.

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In a video interview at RSA Conference 2016, Dennedy discusses:

  • The impact of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation;
  • Why technology vendors should not build "backdoors" into products;
  • How to grow the privacy profession to meet new needs.

Dennedy is vice president and chief privacy officer at Cisco, having previously served the role of chief privacy officer at Intel Security and Sun Microsystems Inc. She was a driving force behind these companies' privacy practices that safeguard customer and employee personal data. Dennedy is a frequent speaker and keynoter at industry events. She received the 2014 Stevie business award for woman of the year. She is a member of the advisory board at the Future of Privacy Forum. Dennedy received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

Vice President - Editorial, ISMG

Field is an award-winning journalist with over 30 years experience in newspapers, magazines, books, events and electronic media. A veteran community journalist with extensive business/technology and international reporting experience, Field joined ISMG in 2007 and currently oversees the editorial operations for all of ISMG's global media properties. An accomplished public speaker, Field has developed and moderated scores of podcasts, webcasts, roundtables and conferences, and he has appeared at RSA Conference and on various C-SPAN, The History Channel and Travel Channel television programs.

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