Niel Harper

Niel Harper

Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Privacy Officer, Internet Governance Researcher
Joined on March 10, 2017
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Niel Harper has spent the last 20 years serving as a trusted advisor to global organizations in the areas of digital transformation, enterprise risk management, cybersecurity governance & strategy, privacy & data protection, and digital policy.

Leadership and advisory experience in over 15 countries with organizations such as AT&T, Bemol, Canonical, CIBC, Deloitte, Doodle, European Union, Internet Society, and the United Nations, among others. Recipient of the ISJ Caribbean Security & Resilience Award and the ISACA Technology for Humanity Award. Recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and the Internet Society as a Next Generation Leader. Holds/has held fellowships to the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), British Computer Society, CIFAL, OECD Technology Foresight Forum, and the Royal Society of Arts.

Diploma in Business - Information Systems, Algonquin College; Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in Telecoms Regulation & Policy, University of the West Indies; Master of Laws (LLM) in Internet Law & Policy, University of Strathclyde; Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Leicester; and has completed executive education programs at Florida International University, Stanford University, Nanyang Technological University, University of Oxford and Boston University. Possesses several industry certifications in engineering, IT auditing, cybersecurity, privacy & data protection, and business continuity management.

Frequently sought after speaker and regular contributor to technical journals, industry publications and expert blogs addressing the complex issues at the intersection of technology, policy and business. Serves on a number of non-profit and advisory boards, including with ISACA, Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship, TEN Habitat, and Vouch Digital.

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2018 - Jul 07 on Should Domain Names be Considered 'Contracts for Service' or 'Property Rights'?
2017 - Jun 06 on Does ICANN's UDRP Preserve Free Speech and Allow Room for Criticism?
2017 - May 13 on Patching is Hard

Topic Interests

CybersecurityCybercrimeInternet of ThingsNetworksThreat IntelligenceArtificial IntelligenceLawDomain NamesCensorshipDomain ManagementUDRPPolicy & RegulationInternet GovernanceBlockchainBrand ProtectionPrivacyCyberattackData CenterMalware

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