Chairman and Founder, Ponemon InstituteLarry Ponemon is the Chairman & Founder of the Ponemon Institute, a research “think tank” dedicated to advancing privacy & data protection practices. He’s considered a pioneer in privacy auditing & the Responsible Information Management or RIM framework. Security Magazine named Ponemon as one of the “Most Influential People for Security.” He was appointed to the Advisory Committee for Online Access & Security for the U.S. FTC and by the White House to the Data Privacy & Integrity Advisory Committee for the Department of Homeland Security. He was appointed to two California State task forces on privacy & data security laws. He serves as chairman of the Government Policy Advisory Committee & co-chair of the Internet Task Force for the Council of American Survey & Research Organizations.