Security Industry Association Names Bobby Prostko as Data Privacy Advisory Board Chair

Announcing New Chair of SIA's Data Privacy Advisory Board bobby Prostko, Allegion

Allegion Chief Privacy Officer Bobby Prostko will spearhead the advisory board’s efforts to inform and educate the security industry about the importance of protecting personally identifiable information.

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has appointed Robert “Bobby” Prostko, Allegion chief privacy officer and deputy general counsel, to serve as the new chair of its Data Privacy Advisory Board.

The SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board – leveraging the collective expertise of industry professionals, law enforcement, security practitioners and data privacy experts – provides information and best practices to help SIA members handle sensitive data in a safe and secure manner to protect the personally identifiable information of their employees, partners and customers from potential breaches.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to serve as the chair of the SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board, and I look forward to building on the foundational work this organization has already put in place,” said Prostko. “Understanding and navigating the intricate landscape of global privacy laws and regulations has never been more important; that’s why we will work to create valuable educational resources that ultimately help empower fellow members and encourage best practices when it comes to data privacy in an ever-evolving digital world.”

Prostko is a seasoned legal professional with a passion for driving business growth through innovation in the security industry. In addition to his current role as chief privacy officer and deputy general counsel (intellectual property and cybersecurity) at Allegion, Prostko serves as managing director for its $100 million corporate venture fund – Allegion Ventures. With a unique blend of legal and technological expertise, he offers invaluable guidance on matters such as privacy, artificial intelligence (AI), mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, intellectual property and cybersecurity strategies. He is a trusted advisor who regularly collaborates closely with executive leaders to navigate complex cybersecurity and privacy challenges. Additionally, Prostko is an inventor on several patents leveraging AI and machine learning technologies. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and computer science from the University of Louisville, a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and a master’s degree in cybersecurity from Brown University.

“SIA is honored to welcome Bobby Prostko as the new chair of SIA’s Data Privacy Advisory Board,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “Understanding complex government-issued privacy policies and requirements remains one of the top business challenges facing SIA members. Bobby’s deep understanding of privacy, experience as a sought-after advisor and strong track record of success in this field will bring immense value to the advisory board’s efforts to inform and educate our members about key privacy topics and recommended practices for protecting personally identifiable information.”

The SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board’s primary efforts and accomplishments include holding annual conference sessions at ISC West, developing a Security Cornerstones education module on data privacy and developing publications including Ten Tips for Implementing Data Privacy, the SIA Privacy Code of Conduct, Data Privacy Code of Practice – Video Surveillance, A Security Industry Guide to Privacy and video and written resources on Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation and the security industry.

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About SIA

SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,400 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels, creating open industry standards that enable integration, advancing industry professionalism through education and training, opening global market opportunities and collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As the premier sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA GovSummit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.