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People of Kuma – Santosh Putchala
Meet Santosh, our Director of Privacy. It’s a serendipitous publication that brought him to the privacy & security domain, he can drive a stick-shift and enjoys it a lot more than auto-transmission, and he refrains from eating anything that's canned and he drinks vegetable juice every morning.
The Value of Mentorship by Ivy Orecchio
Something I have always loved about the privacy industry is that everyone has taken a different path in their careers and towards success.
Welcome Jade Mathison to the Kuma Family
After obtaining her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina, Jade began her privacy career. She served as a privacy officer for a pharmacy with locations throughout the country and grew to become the Director of Corporate Compliance for that organization. In addition to maintaining knowledge of relevant privacy legislation and regulations, her time was spent supervising the compliance department employees, overseeing internal and external audits, monitoring training and licensing verification, and creating policies and procedures.
Welcome Catalino Vega to the Kuma Family
Cat comes to us with 15 years of experience in information security with a degree in Management Information Systems and Computer Programming from Southwestern.
People of Kuma – Massimo Marini
Meet Massimo, our Senior Analyst. He served in the US Peace Corps in Ukraine as a teacher and harm reduction specialist, he helped start the first needle-exchange program approved by the California Department of Public Health, and he plays competitive pool in a league.
The Growing Promise of PCI-DSS In the Age of Remote Work
Right up to early 2020, remote work remained an elusive target for many companies even within the technology sector. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of remote work and organizations irrespective of their size and industry quickly realized that the work their employees have been performing on-site for quite some time can in fact be done remotely.
People of Kuma – Katrina Destrée
Katrina Destrée, a dancer, world traveler, and chocolate lover plays an integral role at KUMA. Learn how she stays up to date on all things privacy and security and enjoys her time outside of work.
People of Kuma – Ivy Orecchio
Drives autocross on the weekends, was Miss Rhode Island and was a candidate in the 2014 Miss America competition, and had a pet marmoset monkey for the past 11 years, Ivy Orecchio lives a fun-filled life outside of work. Learn more about her day to day life when it comes to all things Kuma.
Assessments, Audits, Certifications – Oh My!
In the world of industry lingo and compliance journeys, the trio of terms that includes assessments, audits, and certifications can be particularly challenging even for those of us who live amongst them every day.
People of Kuma – Theodora Wills
Theo has observed surgery, was once a volunteer radio personality for a non-profit broadcasting service for the blind and visually impaired, and has only had one sip of coffee in her life.
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