Rebecca Herold

CEO, Privacy & Security Brainiacs

Rebecca Herold is CEO of the Privacy & Security Brainiacs SaaS services business she launched in 2021 with her son Noah, and she is also founder (2004) and CEO of The Privacy Professor consultancy. Rebecca has over 25 years of systems engineering, information security, privacy & compliance experience. Rebecca has authored 22 books. Most recently published is the second in the Privacy & Security Brainiacs, “Cybersecurity for Grandparents and Everyone Else!” series of books, “IoT Security and Privacy.” She is finishing another book in 2022 published by CRC Press titled, “Security & Privacy when Working from Home & Travelling.”

Rebecca has her own radio/podcast show, Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor on Voice America. Rebecca has been a subject matter expert since January, 2020 on the NIST Cybersecurity for IoT Program team, is a member of the NIST Cybersecurity Labeling for Consumers: Internet of Things (IoT) Devices and Software supporting Presidential Executive Order 14028, as well as a member of the P.L. 116-283 NIST Internet of Things (IoT) NIST team.

Rebecca also serves as an expert witness for IT, security, privacy, and compliance topics. Rebecca was Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University MSISA program for 9 ½ years and has earned 10 professional certifications (FIP, CDPSE, CISSP, CIPP/US, CIPT, CIPM, CISM, CISA, FLMI, Ponemon Institute Fellow). Rebecca has Masters’ and Bachelors’ degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Education, and lives in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.