Mike Cullen

Senior Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Mike Cullen is a senior manager with Baker Tilly, a national accounting and advisory firm. Mike is the higher education cybersecurity and IT risk leader for the firm. For over 17 years, he has worked with a variety of institutions, leading myriad cybersecurity and IT risk assessments and audits, developing information privacy and cybersecurity programs, performing ethical hacking, and conducting digital forensic investigations. Cullen has presented to a variety of local, regional, and national conferences, as well at multiple universities. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).


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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