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Edward Block

Senior Attorney - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP


Edward Block has over 20 years of experience as an information security professional, primarily focused on the effects of emerging law on personal privacy at the state, federal and international level. Edward has assisted and managed technical teams performing all aspects of information security, including credentialing functions, firewall and IDS deployment and monitoring, and penetration testing. Edward has also developed information security policies, standards and guidelines that balance protection of information assets with legal and functional requirements. 

As an attorney, Edward uses his security knowledge to ensure clients are in compliance with state, federal and international regulations. He also counsels clients to ensure they are prepared in the event of a security breach and provides guidance on their cyber insurance needs.  

As the former chief information security officer for the state of Texas, Edward understands the challenges that organizations face as they address emerging cybersecurity threats.

Edward holds numerous certifications in the security and privacy community, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified Information Privacy Professional/Government (CIPP/G), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).