Chris Pierson is the executive vice president, chief security officer and general counsel for Viewpost - a FinTech payments company. He is a globally recognized cybersecurity expert and entrepreneur who holds several cybersecurity, anti-fraud, and technology patents. Chris serves on the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy & Integrity Advisory Committee and Cybersecurity Subcommittee and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute. Previously, Chris was the first chief privacy officer and SVP for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s U.S. banking operations, leading its privacy and data protection program. Chris was also a corporate attorney for Lewis and Roca, representing companies on cybersecurity and data breaches. Chris is a graduate of Boston College (B.A. and M.A.) and The University of Iowa (Ph.D. and J.D.), a sought-after keynote speaker on cybersecurity and privacy and board advisor for startups.