Dr. Adriana Sanford

Dr. Adriana Sanford

Award-Winning Cybersecurity Law and Privacy Expert, International TV Commentator, CNN Español Analyst

Adriana Sanford is an award-winning Chilean American global privacy law and cyber law expert, educator, keynote, and international television commentator, who appears regularly as a CNN Español analyst to 49 million households in the United States and Latin America. Dr. Sanford has distinguished herself by educating corporate executives, thousands of college students, and the public at large, on global threats and the dangers of corporate corruption. With fluency in four languages, she serves as a keynote to leading think tanks, multinationals, and non-profits in the U.S. and in Latin America including, among others, ISACA, ISSA, (ISC)², CSA, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Rotary International, and the Institute for Supply Management. As the former in-house counsel of a Fortune 50 company, Dr. Sanford warns that legal ethics rules vary in foreign countries and sometimes conflict with domestic rules. Recently, she provided the keynote to hundreds of General Counsel and senior legal leaders from Fortune 1000 companies at Corporate Counsel’s 19th Annual Super Conference in Chicago. Her one-day sessions and corporate training programs provide professionals with CPE, ABA, and, CLE credits. Dr. Sanford received the 2019 Cybersecurity Woman Law & Privacy Professional of the Year award, which to celebrates the “female cybersecurity leaders changing the world”.

Title & Topic

Divergent Regulations Create New Challenges and Risks Across the Security Landscape

The rapid pace of change across the security landscape is prompting concern predicated on increased compliance risk and substantial penalties for US businesses stemming from non or partial compliance with divergent laws and regulations across the globe.

An expanding volume of regulators continuing to act on the state, federal and global levels, along with new protections continuing to be introduced, make it an imperative for the studied anticipation of, as well as the implementation of prompt decision-making to match, pre-empt, or expand challenging regulatory policies.

The implementation of new controls that include new record keeping requirements may directly conflict with emerging global privacy laws and regulations.

As companies strategically attempt to assess their levels of risk tolerance, their realistic need for innovation, and budget implementations, while balancing privacy and security controls, new changes within the ever changing security landscape due to emerging technologies may pose further challenges, heftier penalties, and potential personal liability.