Jenn Behrens

Charlottesville, VA, US
Field of Work 
Privacy and Security
Job Title or "Student" 
Chief Privacy Officer/ Partner & EVP Privacy
Public Policy and Administration
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
Jenn Behrens specializes in privacy and identity management. She is Partner and Executive Vice President of Privacy for Kuma, and Chief Privacy Officer for Verato. Jenn focuses on supporting organizations in transition from compliance to commitment in privacy excellence, and has led the privacy-engineering and risk management efforts for multiple NIST cybersecurity pilots, as well as in the commercial marketplace. She is currently engaged as the CISO for multiple major healthcare systems, and has successfully led organizations through several security and privacy incidents. Jenn is IDESG Plenary Chair, (formerly Privacy Committee Chair), and is an IAPP Publications Advisory Board Member (formerly Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board Member.) Jenn previously served on the HIMSS Patient Identity Integrity Workgroup, and is a member of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Privacy-Enhancing Technology Community of Interest. Jenn is a sought-after speaker, presenting at conferences such as RSA, AFCEA GIS, IAPP Global Privacy Summit, Cloud Identity Summit (CIS), NIST Workshops, Solove’s Privacy + Security Forum, IAPP Privacy.Security.Risk Conference, and more.

Jenn has BA (UVA), MSW (VCU), and PhD in Public Policy and Administration (VCU.) Jenn holds CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM and CHPSE credentials. Jenn is recognized by IAPP as Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP).
Writing/blogging, Pets, Computing, Reading, Travel, Other
Race & Ethnicity 
Level of Participation 
In-school visit, Job shadow, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model 1-2 times.
No Preference
Career exploration activities, Identifying other role models, Online Mentoring (email or Skype)
Program Affiliation 
Other Program Affiliation 
Women in Technology; Women in Identity
Other Interests 
Privacy-engineering, cybersecurity

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