Current Advisory Roles

BigID Advisory Board

IEEE Data Privacy Process: Personal Data Privacy Working Group

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Debra is an adviser to BigID, a privacy management startup. She serves as the voice of the CPO and advises the team on product requirements and design for data discovery, data mapping, privacy risk, and compliance analysis. 

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Debra is an active member of the IEEE's Personal Data Privacy Working Group, which aims to standardize Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA), a tool for both identifying where privacy controls and measures are needed and for confirming that they are in place. By providing specific procedures, diagrams, and checklists, users of this standard will be able to perform a conformity assessment on their specific privacy practices. 

CIPT Exam Development Advisory Board

CalOES Cybersecurity Task Force

Debra serves as a Member of the California Cybersecurity Task Force. As a current member of the Legislative and Funding Subcommittee, she reviews and advises on pending state and federal data security legislation and policy. 


Debra has been appointed to serve out a three year term (2017-2019) as a member of the IAPP's Exam Development Advisory Board for the Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) designation. 

Previous Advisory Roles

EWF Voice Privacy Alliance 


IANS Executive Faculty Member


For three years, Debra provided executive-level consulting to CISOs and senior management on a range of security and privacy topics that significantly impact security programs and business success. She drafts written faculty insights, leads webinars, and speaks at IANS Regional Security Forums.

Debra served as a member of Voice Privacy Alliance's Consumer Awareness Working Group.