Rebecca Herold

Rebecca Herold is founder (2004) and CEO of The Privacy Professor consultancy and CEO of the Privacy & Security Brainiacs SaaS services business (2020). Rebecca has 25-plus years of systems engineering, information security, privacy, and compliance experience, and has authored 20 published books.

Rebecca's many awards include being named to the 2021 Who’s Who in Cybersecurity, named a top 3 Cybersecurity and Privacy Woman Law Professional of 2020, and named a top female fighting cybercrime in 2019. Rebecca hosts Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor on Voice America. She also serves as an expert witness and has keynoted on five continents. In addition, Rebecca is a subject matter expert in the NIST Cybersecurity for IoT Program team and was adjunct professor for the Norwich University MSISA program for nine years. Rebecca has masters’ and bachelors’ degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Education. See more at,, and