SAN FRANCISCO – October 7, 2021Okera, the Universal Data Authorization company, today announced that CEO Nick Halsey will be delivering the opening keynote at the Evanta 2021 Global CISO Virtual Executive Summit, taking place October 12 – 13, 2021. The invitation-only event brings together CISOs from large multinational organizations and dives deep into some of the most pressing and complex privacy challenges. Themes covered in the summit include creating and maintaining global resiliency, developing a global security culture, and accelerating security to match the pace of global digital business initiatives.

Halsey’s keynote, “Striking the Right Balance Between Data Agility and Privacy,” will take place on Tuesday, October 12th at 8:00 am PT, and explore how global organizations can maintain centralized consistency and control of their data while also ensuring that data authorization is agile and adaptive and can be leveraged in a timely manner. During the keynote, Halsey will be joined by information security and privacy leaders from Skechers, Loan Depot, and Realogy.

Halsey will also announce the winner of this year’s Innovation Spotlight award, which recognizes innovative companies solving the most pressing cybersecurity challenges. During last year’s Summit, Okera was honored with the recognition as both the peoples’ and judges’ choice.

“I’m extremely excited to return to the Summit and speak with other industry leaders about the key data privacy challenges that enterprises face and the progress the industry has made over this last year,” said Halsey. “Along with the wide range of insightful sessions, the Innovation Spotlight award offers attendees a unique opportunity to review top solutions they can consider for their environments. I’m honored to hand off the award to this year’s winner.”

Keynote Session Details:

  • What: Striking the Right Balance Between Data Agility and Privacy
  • Who:
    • Nick Halsey, CEO, Okera
    • Brett Cumming, Director Information Security Officer, Skechers
    • Kimberly Ebright, VP & Chief Privacy Officer, Loan Depot
    • Juan Morales, Chief Information Security Officer, Global Information Security, Realogy
  • When: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 8:00 am – 8:45 am PT

Where: Virtually

About Okera

Okera, the Universal Data Authorization company, helps modern, data-driven enterprises accelerate innovation, minimize data security risks, and demonstrate regulatory compliance. The Okera Dynamic Access Platform automatically enforces universal fine-grained access control policies. This allows employees, customers, and partners to use data responsibly, while protecting them from inappropriately accessing data that is confidential, personally identifiable, or regulated. Okera’s robust audit capabilities and data usage intelligence deliver the real-time and historical information that data security, compliance, and data delivery teams need to respond quickly to incidents, optimize processes, and analyze the performance of enterprise data initiatives.

Okera began development in 2016 and now dynamically authorizes access to hundreds of petabytes of sensitive data for the world’s most demanding F100 companies and regulatory agencies. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and is backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, ClearSky Security, and Felicis Ventures. For more information, visit or contact, or connect with the team on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter.