Adriana Sanford

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Adriana Sanford
Adriana Sanford, J.D., Dual LL.M.

About Adriana Sanford

Adriana Sanford, J.D., dual LL.M., is a globally recognized cybersecurity and global data privacy expert, California lawyer, author, university professor, humanitarian, and Chilean American international TV commentator, who appeared regularly as a CNN Español analyst on privacy and cyber-related breaking news to 93+ million viewers. She works with many cross-cultural, cross-functional, multi-generational audiences. As an American Program Bureau keynote speaker, Sanford has provided 150+ keynote addresses, including at some of the world's top technology, IT, cyber, security, legal, audit, and compliance industry conferences. In addition to stellar academic credentials that include multiple law degrees, she has diverse language fluencies. Her research and scholarly work focus on today’s multijurisdictional privacy and global security challenges that include severe repercussions for non-compliance. She co-authored two books that were adopted by the world’s largest and oldest institute for supply chain leaders, Institute for Supply Management.
Sanford also serves on boards and committees focused on under-resourced communities, minorities, youth, and young adult workforce development. She is the incoming Executive Director of The Challenge Initiative at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Executive Director of the Information Systems Security Association, Los Angeles Chapter (ISSA-LA), which is the largest information security nonprofit in Southern California. Previously, she served on the advisory committee of the World Economic Forum (WEF), on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA, and as a delegate of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Chile. Sanford was featured in the International Enforcement Law Reporter and Top Cyber News Magazine. She is the recipient of the 2019 Cybersecurity - Privacy Woman Law Professional of the Year Award.