Author: Michelle Dennedy

Michelle Dennedy Michelle Finneran Dennedy currently serves as VP and Chief Privacy Officer at Intel Security. She is responsible for the development and implementation of Intel Security data privacy policies and practices, working across business groups to drive data privacy excellence across the security continuum. Before joining Intel Security, Michelle founded The iDennedy Project, a public service organization to address privacy needs in sensitive populations, such as children and the elderly, and emerging technology paradigms. Michelle is also a founder and editor in chief of a new media site——that was started as an advocacy and education site, currently focused on the growing crime of Child ID theft. Michelle was the Vice President for Security & Privacy Solutions for the Oracle Corporation. This team worked closely with customers to enable them to proceed with the confidence that information is protected and accelerated as an asset. Before the Oracle acquisition of Sun, Michelle was Chief Data Governance Officer within the Cloud Computing division at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Michelle worked closely with Sun's business, technical and legal teams to create the best data governance policies and processes possible for cloud computing in order to build trust for cloud environments through vendor transparency. Michelle also served as Sun’s Chief Privacy Officer. Michelle is a sought-after and provocative public speaker, evangelizing new approaches and business justifications for soundly-defined, transparent security and privacy policies and systems that protect healthy, safe global businesses. Michelle has a JD from Fordham University School of Law and a BS degree with university honors from The Ohio State University. In 2009, she was awarded the Goodwin Procter-IAPP Vanguard award for lifetime achievement and the EWF – CSO Magazine Woman of Influence award for work in the privacy and security fields. Twitter: @mdennedy / McAfee Blog.

We just released what I believe to be the most important digital learning module from the Intel Security Digital Safety Program—the Cyberethics Module. My dream is to help kids critically think about what we “should” do online, and this module might just make them Think Before you Link! Intel Security, in partnership with Discovery Education, […]

Roses are red, violets are blue, but does your security matter to your loved one too? Okay, so maybe my rhyme needs a little work, but the substance is there: when we share personal information in real life, even with loved ones, we run the risk of exposing our most personal details with the world. […]

Today is an exciting day for educating the online family about privacy awareness. Not only is today Data Privacy Day— an international effort centered around “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust,” but it’s also the day we’re releasing our new digital safety module for children ages 8-11 on Cybersecurity with Discovery Education, as part […]

If I had asked you a decade ago how you’d feel about people knowing and tracking your everyday whereabouts, your response would have likely been that it’s an invasion of your privacy. Or, you would have at least been a bit wierded out. If I told you that trotting after your every move and handing […]

This week I had the privilege of visiting Washington, D.C., to attend the Committee for Economic Development (CED) Fall Policy Conference. The annual event invites policymakers, educators and industry leaders to come together and discuss some of the most pressing economic issues facing our country. This year, cybersecurity was all the buzz. The 2014 conference […]