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VictoriaBeckman is the Leader for the Americas of the Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) at Microsoft. DCU is responsible for implementing strategies to disrupt cybercrime by dismantling criminal infrastructure through civil actions; collaborate with organisations and governments to strengthen cybersecurity and support victim remediation; design education campaigns and advance policies and legislation to deter and decrease cybercrime.
Ms Beckman spent several years as a public defender in Arizona first assigned to capital habeas appeals and later trying major felony cases. Prior to practicing law, she was an industrial engineer in the technology and automotive sectors and a competitive figure skater.
Ms Beckman is a Board Member, IAPP Diversity in Privacy, Board Member, United Cybersecurity Alliance Board of Directors, Board of Trustees Member, Community Refugee and Immigration Services and a Member, Ohio Access to Justice Foundation
Ms Beckman’s honours and distinctions include: Cybersecurity and Privacy Legal Professional of the Year Award, Cybersecurity Woman of the Year, 2020; Women Welding the Way 2020 Honoree,Women for Economic Leadership and Development, 2019; Selected to the Ohio Rising Star list by Super Lawyers,® 2018; 40 Under 40 Award, Columbus Business First, 2017; Top Lawyers Under 40 Award, Hispanic National Bar Association, 2017; Selected to the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Latina Commission Leadership Academy, 2016; 40 Under 40 Award, Phoenix Business Journal, 2011; Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona, Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, 2010; Outstanding Young Lawyer, State Bar of Arizona, 2009; New Attorney of the Year, Volunteer Lawyers Program of Maricopa County, 2009.
Ms Beckman is a Certified Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She graduated from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D., 2007 and the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, B.S. Industrial Engineering, 2000.
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