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The Rise of Surveillance States

Niloo Howe and David Cole on the Impact of Pandemic and Protests on Privacy
David Cole CEO, Open Raven; Niloo Howe, principal and founder, Razi Ventures

The COVID-19 pandemic created unique conditions for technology and surveillance practices to erode global privacy. In this discussion of their RSA Conference keynote, Niloo Howe and David Cole share their research, case studies and analysis.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of its RSA Conference 2021 coverage, Howe and Cole discuss:

  • The erosion of global privacy;
  • Examples from which to learn;
  • Actions security and privacy leaders can take with their own environments.

Prior to Razi Ventures, Howe served as chief strategy officer and senior vice president of strategy and operations at RSA. She has 25 years of experience in the technology industry, with a focus on cybersecurity for the past 15 years. Before that, she served as the chief strategy officer of Endgame Inc. She is a senior operating partner at Energy Impact Partners and is on the boards of directors of Pondurance (as chair), Morgan Stanley Bank, NA, Recorded Future and Swimlane. Howe is also board adviser to RangeForce, Dragos, Picnic and others.

Cole is CEO and co-founder of Open Raven, a company focused on reimagining data protection. His 25 years of experience include working as a leader in consulting at Deloitte and ISS; enterprise products, as VP at Foundstone, CPO at CrowdStrike and CPO at Tenable; and consumer products, as VP at Norton.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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