Legislation and regulatory actions such as the European Union's Global Data Protection Regulation and California's Consumer Privacy Act reflect growing concerns over privacy in the digital world. Meanwhile, as security professionals seek to implement concepts such as the Zero Trust security framework, the need to authenticate identity prior to granting access to information is essential. In this provocative discussion, retired Brigadier General Greg Touhill, former Chief Information Security Officer of the United States government and now president of AppGate Federal, discusses how security and privacy are inextricably linked in today's digital society and forecasts what's next as organizations seek to better secure their information resources.
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Greg Touhill is one of the nation's premier cybersecurity and information technology senior executives. A highly experienced leader of large, complex, diverse and global cybersecurity and information technology operations, Touhill was selected by President Obama as the US government's first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). His other civilian government service includes duties as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications in the US Department of Homeland Security and as Director of the National Cybersecurity and
Communications Integration Center, where he led national programs to protect the United States and its critical infrastructure. Touhill is a retired Air Force general officer, a highly-decorated combat leader, an accomplished author, a former American diplomat, and a senior executive with documented high levels of success on the battlefield and in the boardroom.