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Scott Aurnou

Scott Aurnou

Founder of The Security Advocate

The Security Advocate

Scott Aurnou, Esq., CISSP is an attorney and founder of The Security Advocate, which assists organizations in addressing information security and data privacy issues. This includes privacy and security awareness training, security consulting, compliance with cyber security and privacy laws, and related legal concerns.

Scott spent over a decade as a litigation attorney in the NYC area and served as lead counsel for a private client services group at Smith Barney. He uses his legal, security, and business background to make complex information security concepts easy to understand (and even entertaining on occasion) for non-technical audiences. He has published security-related articles in national publications ranging from the New York Law Journal to SC Magazine. He has also created and delivered numerous presentations on information security and data privacy-related issues for executives, managers, and professionals at a range of organizations, including the New York State Bar Association and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Scott is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is admitted to practice law in New York, State the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is also the author of the Introduction to Information Security LiveLessons video training series for Pearson Publishing.