Dr. Ken Baylor, President at Vendor Security Alliance

Dr. Ken Baylor

President at Vendor Security Alliance


Dr. Baylor is president of the Vendor Security Alliance, an alliance of leading global companies to simplify and expedite selection of vendors with strong cybersecurity practices. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience in security and privacy. He has led security and privacy teams at Symantec, McAfee, Uber, Pivotal and Wells Fargo. He is a certified data protection officer and security professional. He possesses a Law degree, MBA and Ph.D.

Dr. Ken Baylor is recognized as a leader in Data Protection, Privacy,  Agile Information Security and Regulatory Compliance. His recent speaking engagements include RSA, Blackhat, ISACA, Gartner and FS-ISAC.  Ken is a business-focused CISO, and served in that role for multiple organizations. Dr. Baylor is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP).

Speaking Sessions

09:40 AM Keynote | Thrive or be Vanquished: Global Privacy Trends Impacting Outsourcing

What are the global legislative and regulatory trends impacting outsourcing? Dr. Baylor will provide an overview of changes in privacy and security laws globally and how they affect vendor selection. He will also touch on the important business considerations and the benefits of compliance with data protection and privacy laws.

12:10 PM Panel Discussion 1: Data Privacy – Impact on the Future of Outsourcing

How will the trends of data localization, emphasis on stronger third party data protection controls, and the reliance on equivalent data privacy legislation as the basis of cross-border data transfers impact the growth and future of the industry? Can we future-proof ourselves as the data privacy landscape continues to evolve?