Joanna Grama

Senior Fellow

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Joanna Grama is a Senior Fellow with the Future of Privacy Forum’s Youth and Education team. Joanna will be assisting with various Youth and Education team projects, including the Train-the-Trainer program for higher education.

Joanna has more than 20 years of experience with a strong focus in law, higher education, data privacy, and information security. A former member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, Joanna is a frequent author and regular speaker on privacy and information security topics. The third edition of her textbook, LEGAL AND PRIVACY ISSUES IN INFORMATION SECURITY, was published in late 2020.

An associate vice president at Vantage Technology Consulting Group, Joanna is also a board member and vice president for the Central Indiana chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA); and a member of the International Association for Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the American Bar Association, Section of Science and Technology Law (Information Security Committee), and the Indiana State Bar Association (Written Publications Committee). She has earned the CISSP, CIPT, CRISC, and GSTRT certifications.

Joanna was formerly the Director of Cybersecurity and IT Governance, Risk and Compliance programs at EDUCAUSE. Joanna graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law with honors. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. You can follow Joanna on Twitter at @runforserenity.