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Career Conversations 2017-2018

When: 700 - 800 PM
Where: BrightTalk
United States

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Join us at our next Career Conversations session. Career Conversations gives WSC members the opportunity to connect with career professionals.  We'll discuss topics such as "What made them decide on IT or Cyber Security?, "What were some of their work/life challenges?" , "What skills and education do they see as essential to success?"

Whether you are an experienced professional or just contemplating a future in Cyber Security,  WSC's Career Conversations allows you to have a conversation with women making a difference.  Join us and share in Career Conversations!


Guest: Debra J. Farber, JD, CISSP-ISSMP, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPT, CIPM, FIP  |  Executive Consultant & U.S. Chief Privacy Office, CRANIUM

Hosted by Jessica Gulick, VP of the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu

These sessions will be available online only for now and will be recorded and available on

Send your questions ahead of time to, We'll rotate between live attendees and pre-sent questions. If you don't want your name mentioned, just say so.

The information to attend online will be sent before the event.

About the Speaker: 
Debra J. Farber (@privacyguru) is a data privacy and information security executive and entrepreneur with 13+ years of data strategy, operations, public policy, training, product, and compliance experience across industries and frameworks. She's Executive Consultant & U.S. Chief Privacy Officer, at CRANIUM, an EU-based privacy and security consulting firm with offices in Brussels, Utrecht, Budapest, NYC, & San Francisco. She also serves as an Executive Consultant and External DPO for CRANIUM's many clients.

Based in San Francisco, Debra serves on several industry working groups and startup advisory boards. She is a member of the IEEE Data Privacy Process Standards Working Group, IAPP CIPT Exam Development Advisory Board, and privacy tech vendor BigID's Advisory Board. In addition, Debra serves as Editorial Board Member for Cyber Security: A Peer-Reviewed Journal. She also co-founded the SF-based non-profit project, Women in Security and Privacy (WISP).


Prior to launching CRANIUM's U.S. offices, Debra served as Sr. Director, Global Public Policy (Security & Privacy) at Visa where she oversaw a portfolio of issues, including: privacy, cybercrime, cybersecurity, product security, risk, authentication, IoT, blockchain, and payment risk. In this role, she represented Visa on the World Economic Forum’s Advancing Cyber Resilience Working Group, which published a toolkit for global boards of directors at the 2017 WEF Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. 

Before her role at Visa, Debra held privacy and security leadership roles at IBM, American Express, TrustArc, IANS, The Advisory Board Company, and Farber Strategies. She has earned several designations, including the CISSP-ISSMP, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPT, CIPM, and FIP. Debra holds a BA in English from Binghamton University and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. She’s currently completing her Executive Certificate of Business Excellence from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.


When not working in her day job, Debra remains a life-long learner. She enjoys: binge-watching sci-fi, reading about other cultures, researching etymology, educating others on privacy & security issues via social media, and improving her budding web hacking skills.

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