Ariel Silverstone

Principal, GDPR Pros, LLC

Ariel Silverstone, Managing Director at Data Protectors (LLC and Sp.z.o.o) has been addressing information privacy, security and risk challenges for over 20 years. Previously, Mr. Silverstone was Vice President for Security Strategy, Privacy and Trust at GoDaddy, created the Cloud Computing security strategy plans for Microsoft, acted as the chief trusted security advisor for Cisco’s largest customers, and established the Israeli Center of Excellence for Information Security. Mr. Silverstone has led information security efforts for other companies including Expedia and Symantec. He is a frequent speaker at industry events; writes a regular column for CIO Magazine, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, CSO Magazine, ComputerWorld and other leading publications. He authored and contributed to more than 20 books, dozens of magazines, electronic publications, and high-profile research papers, published around the world and translated to over twenty languages. He is a frequent contributor to standards bodies and co-authored the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guide to security for the Smart Grid.