Melissa Krasnow, Partner
VLP Law Group LLP
Melissa Krasnow is a partner at VLP Law Group LLP who advises companies in the e-commerce and internet, health care, education and manufacturing industries on responding to data breaches, incident response plans, data security programs and agreements, cyber liability insurance policy matters, website and mobile application privacy policies and terms, outsourcing and e-commerce agreements (including master services agreements, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) agreements, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) data processing agreements and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act business associate agreements), COVID-19 legal and contractual issues and privacy and data security laws, including the CCPA.
Joe Linscott, Director of Product Strategy
Joe is adept in the markets of cyber security. He is currently Director of Product Strategy at PKWARE where he aids teams in guiding the overall direction of products. Joe graduated from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
Christopher Pin , VP, Security and Privacy
Chris Pin serves as PKWARE’s VP, Security and Privacy. In this role, Chris drives value and awareness for all PKWARE customers regarding the various challenges that both privacy and security regulations bring to the data driven world. He works closely with all customers and potential customers to help them better understand how PKWARE solutions best fit into their environments and processes. He also works very closely with many other departments such as Sales, Marketing, Partners, and Product to help build brand awareness and product insights.
With over 15 years of experience, Chris’s career began at the Pentagon where he supported the Army Headquarters as a Systems Engineer. Following his tenure at the Pentagon, he transitioned into global architecture and engineering for SOCOM, focusing on global networks and security. This is where he developed a deep understanding for what it takes to operate global networks at scale while ensuring the best security and privacy without jeopardizing the end user experience.
Prior to joining PKWARE as part of the Dataguise acquisition, Chris spent four years at Costco leading the data center migration of the ecommerce domain before transitioning into Privacy and Compliance where he was a PCI-ISA and assisted through yearly PCI assessments. Most notably, Chris also led Costco’s GDPR and CCPA efforts on a global scale, working with teams across the company, Infosec, development, policy, legal, employee education, change review, marketing, HR, buyers, and more.
Chris has a CIPM certification, and studied Aviation Management at Dowling College. When not working, he enjoys spending time with family, flying drones, kayaking, and adventuring the Pacific Northwest.