Compliance Management, Privacy

Modern Mirror CEO reflects on security and privacy

Talk about your role reversals.

Usually, it's up to a company's IT leaders to convince the CEO that investment in security and privacy technology is necessary. But at SC Congress Toronto yesterday, one CEO of an SMB said it was she who informed her corporate team that they could do more.

The CEO, Nicole Reader, runs Modern Mirror, a software company that specializes in 3D body visualization and virtualization technologies that allow online consumers to see how clothing fits on them without actually trying it on. Reader said that because the company's website is not an e-commerce site, some of her team members, including the product manager thought that cybersecurity and privacy practices were important, but not of the highest priority.

Reader's response: “We've got people's personal information, we've got body data, we work with luxury brands… it is an issue.” 

Somewhere, a frustrated IT security executive wishes they worked for Nicole Reader.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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