Chris Pierson is the Founder and CEO of BLACKCLOAK—a cybersecurity firm protecting high-net-worth individuals. He is a globally recognized cybersecurity expert and entrepreneur who holds several cybersecurity patents. He serves on the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and Cybersecurity Subcommittee and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute. He was a Founding Executive of Viewpost, serving as CSO and General Counsel, and the first Chief Privacy Officer, SVP for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s US banking operations leading its privacy and data protection program. Pierson was also a Corporate Attorney for Lewis and Roca. Pierson is a sought after keynote speaker on cybersecurity and privacy, board advisor for startups, and is frequently quoted by the media.