Victoria has a solid technical background with a decade of practical experience in information technology, data protection, and privacy. As a CISO and DPO, she is responsible for the information security and privacy governance at Coosto—an all-in-one social media management product ranked no. 1 in the Netherlands.
She is an ambassador of ISACA’s SheLeadsTech program and serves the IAPP as a Training Advisory Board member. Victoria holds various industry certifications, speaks at information security and data privacy conferences across Europe, and participates in working groups of new industry standards and materials—such as the NIST Privacy Framework and EDPB guidelines. In 2019, she was recognised among 200 individuals in Europe for making significant contributions to the security and privacy sector.
Victoria is passionate about technology—including its ever-promising possibilities and opportunities. Yet, simultaneously, she also (for)sees its potential adverse effects and isn’t afraid to call out any devil that lingers in the details. Committed to enabling a safer future, Victoria is determined to empower technological advancements and aimed benefits with proper controls.
Incidents and data breaches are increasing year-on-year. As regulatory scrutiny also grows, alongside the publicity of breaches and emerging private right of action, why do many organizations still treat data breaches as rare events, using ad hoc process, on-the-fly communication and cobbled-together toolsets. There is a better way!