Adriana Sanford is a California-licensed attorney with multiple law degrees, who has top-tier international law firm experience and has served in both senior in-house and external legal roles. She is multilingual, fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese, and has a working knowledge of Italian. In 2019, she received the CSWY Cybersecurity Woman Law & Privacy Professional of the Year Award. She is a former Assistant General Counsel of a financial institution, a former Regional Counsel of a Fortune 10 company, and currently works remotely with the Chilean law firm Puga Ortiz. Sanford is also an American Program Bureau Keynote Speaker and Thought Leader, who has delivered over 150 keynote addresses through various international professional associations and global nonprofits. She delivered the keynote addresses at the Association of Corporate Counsel's 19th Annual SuperConference in Chicago, ISACA's Latin America Computer Audit Control and Security Conference in Mexico City, and events hosted by the Latin American think tank CIEPLAN.
Sanford has also taught over 7,000 students across several top-tier universities and currently serves as a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Data Privacy Law at Claremont Graduate University. She founded Data Privacy Help LLC and collaborates with CGU and ISSA-LA to offer classes to underprivileged groups. Sanford co-authored books on business ethics, cybersecurity, and global threats that were made available through the ISACA bookstore and were adopted by the Institute for Supply Management for their centennial anniversary. She also serves on the board of several charitable organizations and nonprofits and is the Executive Director of ISSA-Los Angeles. Sanford was featured in “Women in Security: Changing the Face of Technology and Innovation," as well as Top Cyber News Magazine, International Enforcement Law Reporter (IELR), and the March 2023 edition of Cyber Security Tribe, as part of the lead-up to International Women's Day (IWD).