Speaker Profile

Dennis Dayman
Chief Information Security Officer | Proofpoint

Mr. Dennis Dayman has more than 30 years of experience working on security/privacy issues, data governance issues, and protecting and improving data through industry policy, regulatory policy relations, and technical solutions. Formally, he was the Chief Privacy and Security Officer for Maropost, Return Path (Acquired by Validity), and Eloqua (Acquired by Oracle). Dennis is the co-author of Startup CXO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Company’s Critical Functions and Teams at StartupCXO.com and is a longstanding member of several boards and advisory committees within the advertising and messaging industry. 

He is a appointed advisor by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee (DPIAC) that provides input to DHS on programmatic, policy, operational, administrative and technical issues that relate to personal identifiable information, as well as data integrity and other privacy-related matters. 

Dennis is also an IAPP CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPT, IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy, and Ponemon Institute Fellow. Dennis is always actively involved in creating current Internet and digital communication regulations, privacy/security policies, and anti-spam legislation laws for state and federal governments. He also sits on several advisory boards for Internet companies and is also a partner, mentor, and frequent investor in start-ups, mentorship-driven micro seed funds, and startup accelerators. He holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.