Grace Buckler


Awards & Accolades

USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author


Grace Buckler, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CRISC, CISA, CISSP, PMP, is the Founder and CEO of THE PRIVACY ADVOCATE, a global privacy & information security consulting firm. Grace advises and supports public and private-sector organizations on governance, training, awareness, management strategies, compliance, and risk management efforts. Prior to founding THE PRIVACY ADVOCATE, Grace was Manager, Senior Security Engineer, and Information Assurance Engineer in the technology management services and cybersecurity practices of both U.S. and global firms. Grace is a faculty member of the world’s largest privacy association, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), where she has also served as Vice Chair on the Certification Advisory Board.

Grace’s work in technical communication, information security, and privacy for organizations including the United States Secret Service (USSS), the Society for Technical Communication (STC), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has earned her numerous awards in her 13 plus-year career which has comprised information privacy, IT audit, information security, cybersecurity, project management and technical communication. Among numerous organizations, Grace has delivered extensive consulting and program development support to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Defense Security Service (DSS), the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Transportation Security Agency (TSA), and Freddie Mac.

Grace has contributed to numerous industry publications including course books. Her recent article on security and privacy collaboration was the cover article for the Information Systems Security Association’s February issue of ISSA Journal. Grace has been featured in numerous journals including IAPP’s Privacy Perspectives, by industry organizations including ISACA and ISSA as a global privacy speaker.

Published Book

Success Mindsets

USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-seller!

The road to sustainable, long-term success is not one of domination and defeat; it’s a path walked by a quiet warrior whose weapons are kindness and compassion. The recent global pandemic has changed our world forever. As the pieces are slowly put back together, the call for empathy and communicative awareness has never been more readily sought after, especially in the business. In his latest publication, Succeed the Right Way, Paul L Gunn Jr. demonstrates how the new landscape of business leadership will be defined not by rigid stoicism, but through emotional intelligence. Drawing on myriad real-life examples, Succeed the Right Way is the de facto guide to living a successful life grounded in kindness and compassion.

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