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Polycom CISO focused on ISO 27001 certification, data privacy
This article is part of the Information Security issue of May 2017, Vol. 19, No. 4
With a background in systems engineering, Lucia Milica Turpin gained familiarity with information technology and customer program management at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services. She joined Polycom Inc., the video conferencing company based in San Jose, Calif., in 2013. Combining years of technical and educational training -- including a Master of Business Administration and a law degree -- Turpin took to the challenges of IT security with ease, initially as IT director of global systems operations and end-user services, and then senior director of IT governance and strategy. "Everybody who knows me tells me I'm a professional student," she said. "I have gone to undergraduate, graduate and law school while working full time. Now, when I run into friends or colleagues, they ask if I'm heading to astronaut school next." The work ethic paid off. Turpin became vice president and CISO of Polycom in 2017. Today, she oversees a mix of on-premises and cloud assets at the company's Denver location and is responsible for data privacy, ...
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Tasked with security and compliance, Lucia Milica Turpin watches over internal systems and remote communications customers entrust to the video conferencing company.
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