David Ross

Principal & Cybersecurity Growth Leader, Risk, Internal Audit & Cybersecurity Practice

David Ross, principal and cybersecurity and privacy practices leader at Baker Tilly, has been with the organization since 2017. Previously, he was part of Deloitte’s cybersecurity risk practice, where he provided strategic insight, service design, business development and engagement leadership. Previously, David was general manager of General Dynamics Commercial Cyber Services, where he was not only responsible for the design of the business, but also the launch and management of its new commercial organization. As a recognized thought leader and published author, David frequently speaks on cybersecurity strategy, innovation, business strategy, building high performing sales strategies, social media and critical problem solving for corporations.


The Rise of Privacy: A Risk-based Approach to Privacy Oversight, Compliance & Management for Research Facilities
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – 3:55 pm
A great deal of confusion is swirling around about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). With GDPR enforcement in full force and CCPA coming soon, many research institutions, universities, and government contractors are struggling with compliance. This discussion will focus on how to evaluate privacy risks and build sustainable privacy programs using real world examples. Specifically participants will: (1) Gain an understanding of the regulation and its impact on research; (2) Learn to quantify the risk to an institution with multiple privacy and compliance requirements; (3) Better understand data subject rights and how they apply in a complex environment; and (4) Understand the need and role of a Data Privacy Officer (DPO) programs using real world examples. Participants will benefit from a basic level understanding of the GDPR.

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