Oct 14, 2021
Victoria Beckman is the Lead in the Digital Crimes Unit for the Americas Region and Principal Corporate Counsel at Microsoft. Her team is responsible for implementing strategies for disrupting cybercrime and advancing policy and legislation to deter cybercriminals. They use their expertise and a unique view of online criminal networks to uncover evidence to make criminal referrals to appropriate law enforcement agencies worldwide.
Victoria graduated from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. From there, she spent time as an attorney for companies like The Gnoêsis Group and James E. Arnold and Associates before venturing into the world of cybersecurity. Before joining the team at Microsoft, Victoria was a Member and Co-chair of Privacy and Data Security and a Chair of the Latin America Desk at Frost Brown Todd.
More and more companies realize how badly they need to update their cybersecurity practices. In the struggle to avoid a ransomware attack, what strategies are actually working?
Victoria Beckman has seen it all. Some companies panic about new cybersecurity laws and implement software they aren’t sure how to use without understanding if the law actually applies to them. Others check the boxes of security presentations and hours spent training, but employees still aren’t entirely on board. How can you protect your company’s data to the full extent?
In this episode of She Said Privacy/He Said Security, Jodi and Justin Daniels sit down with Victoria Beckman to discuss cybersecurity strategies in the corporate world. Victoria talks about why multi-factor authorization is essential, common mistakes companies make when implementing security software, and how to make cybersecurity training sink in across your whole company.