CSD Interview with Alya & Elena from Aleada Consulting

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Cyber Security Dispatch sat down with Alya Gennaro and Elena Elkina to talk about the current state of privacy. Alya and Elena run the Women in Security and Privacy organizations and are cofounders of Aleada Consulting which focuses on helping clients understand and manage their privacy challenges. We covered some of the emerging issues in privacy including GDPR, and what individuals and companies can do to control their privacy.  


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Alya Gennaro is a co-founder and Partner at Aleada Consulting, where she advises clients on privacy, data protection, and information security issues. Alya has over 13 years of consulting experience in data privacy, risk management, internal audit, compliance, and operational process improvement. She strategically advises companies on minimizing risk, and meeting compliance and financial objectives, without disrupting operations. Alya understands that implementing best practice standards to reduce risk and meet compliance requirements requires a custom approach, appropriate to company size and maturity. She has managed numerous consulting and privacy engagements for national and global clients, across a wide range of industries, including technology, healthcare, financial services, insurance, transportation, real estate, and retail. Prior to joining Aleada, Alya worked as a Director responsible for opening and leading the San Francisco office for Sunera LLC (now Focal Point Data Risk), a national technology consulting firm. She also served as a Director for KPMG LLP, leading its North Florida IT Risk Advisory practice. Alya is a co-founder and Treasurer of Women in Security and Privacy (WISP), a non-profit organization that aims to advance women to lead the future of privacy and security. She also served on the Board of Directors for ISACA West Florida (Secretary) and Jacksonville (Vice President). Alya received her Master’s of Science in Decision and Information Science (MSDIS) from the University of Florida. She is a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk Information and Systems Control (CRISC), and Project Management Professional (PMP).