Contributor: Chris Zoladz, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPP/IT, CIPP/G

Chris Zoladz, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPP/IT, CIPP/G, CISSP, CISA, CPA, is the founder of Navigate LLC, a consulting company focused on providing comprehensive strategic and tactical information protection and privacy consulting services. Prior to founding Navigate, Zoladz was the vice president of information protection and privacy at Marriott International, Inc., a function he created in 1999. He also served as chair of the Information Security & Privacy Governance Committee and was a member of the eBusiness Council. Zoladz joined Marriott from Ernst & Young, where he last served as the mid-Atlantic area office director of IT audit and security services. He also served on the Ernst & Young IT Assurance & Advisory Services Practice Management Committee. 

A past-chairman, treasurer and founding board member of the IAPP, Zoladz was the recipient of the 2006 IAPP Vanguard Award as the chief privacy officer of the year. He was also named one of the top privacy advisors by Computerworld in 2010, the last year the list was published. Zoladz is also a past member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Telecommunications and eCommerce Committee and speaks frequently on privacy matters.

From the Tool Belt

Overcoming the Security and Privacy Challenges of the Cloud

By Chris Zoladz

Note from the Editor:

Chris will delve further into cloud computing issues while speaking at the breakout session, Viva la Cloud, at this year's IAPP Privacy Academy, September 30 - October 2, in Seattle, WA.

There is no doubt that the use of the cloud will continue to grow at an impressive rate. IDC estimates the cloud market will be worth over $50 billion by 2014 and over $120 billion by 2020. Even the U.S. government, who is not viewed as a leader in the use of technology, has a “cloud first” mandate. With compelling evidence that migration to the cloud will improve an organization’s bottom line...

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Is Your Company a Player or Pretender?

By Chris Zoladz

A former boss of mine had a habit of periodically and unexpectedly making provocative statements followed by a question of, “What do you think?” It was his way of generating a frank dialogue on a topic void of political correctness and corporate courtesies, and it worked. 

In that same spirit, this post is intended to be provocative as you think about how the leadership of your company really...

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