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September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY

Privacy by design: Building in data privacy and protection versus bolting it on later

Les McMonagle (BlueTalon)
1:15pm–1:55pm Wednesday, 09/12/2018
Platform security and cybersecurity, Strata Business Summit
Location: 1E 12/13 Level: Advanced
Secondary topics:  Data preparation, governance and privacy, Ethics and Privacy
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Chief data officers, data architects, solution architects, and data scientists

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Experience designing and implementing big data or big data analytics platforms, ecosystems, or programs
  • A basic understanding of common data privacy regulations

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to build data security and data privacy best practices into data analytics programs and initiatives to save time and money, improve security and regulatory compliance while gaining more open, more flexible access to sensitive or regulated data
  • Understand how to set your organization up for easy compliance with virtually any data privacy or data protection regulations


Adhering to internationally accepted data privacy principles in every new data analytics initiative ensures compliance with virtually all current government or industry mandated data privacy regulations and enables the business to extract maximum financial benefit from available data assets without violating the trust between the organization and its customers.

Privacy by design is a fundamentally important approach to achieving compliance with GDPR, HIPAA, and other data privacy or data protection regulations. Les McMonagle outlines how organizations can save time and money while improving data security and regulatory compliance and dramatically reduce the risk of a data breach or expensive penalties for noncompliance. You’ll learn what privacy by design means, why it’s so important, and how to implement it within any organization, using data protection and data access control technologies (both natively available and third party vendor add-on solutions).

Never wait until just before going live in production to think about data privacy and security. Build it in from the beginning to facilitate better regulatory compliance, reduce risk, reduce operating costs, shorten development times, improve customer trust and loyalty, and gain more open access to sensitive and regulated data for business benefit—without violating generally accepted privacy principles.

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Les McMonagle


Les McMonagle is vice president of security strategy at BlueTalon. Les has over 20 years’ experience in information security. Previously, he was chief information security officer (CISO) for a credit card company and ILC bank; founded a computer training and IT outsourcing company in Europe; directed the security and network technology practice for Cambridge Technology Partners across Europe; helped several security technology firms develop their initial product strategy; founded and managed Teradata’s Information Security, Data Privacy, and Regulatory Compliance Center of Excellence; and was chief security strategist at Protegrity. Les holds a BS in MIS as well as a number of relevant industry certifications, including CISSP, CISA, and ITIL.

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07/16/2018 8:33am EDT

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