Tony Porras brings 20 years of experience as an IT executive and engineer to the field of law. He began his career in technology as a computer engineer for Boston University while studying there for a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering. Over the next decade, Tony built a solid track record in technology management, first as an engineering manager leading a team of engineers at a telecommunications start-up, and later assuming the role of Chief Technology Officer for Telena Communications, a large telecommunications and ISP company.
In 2005, Tony launched an independent consulting firm focused on data security and compliance for clients ranging in size from small- and medium-sized firms to Fortune 100 companies. Recently, he served as the consulting Chief Technology Officer and General Counsel for cybersecurity, data security and privacy, and compliance for StreetCred – a U.S. Patent-pending data analytics software platform that synthesizes disparate systems and paperwork to help law enforcement locate criminals.
As an engineer, Tony is a natural problem solver. But his true passion lies in protection and defense, and that led him to become a licensed private investigator and to study Krav Maga, a hand-to-hand combat and self-defense discipline. Today, Tony is a second-degree black belt and certified Krav Maga instructor. In order to combine his pursuit of defense with his technology background, Tony chose to study law and received his Juris Doctorate degree in 2009. He became a member of the State Bar of California in 2014.
Porras Law is focused exclusively on cybersecurity and data privacy and security. As an experienced IT executive, Tony provides practical expertise in cyber and risk management support necessary in today’s unique data protection environment. As an attorney, he blends technology experience with legal expertise and attorney-client privilege to consult with firms large and small in the areas of data protection and privacy.
As a tireless advocate for data safety and privacy, Tony becomes your strategic partner in helping your organization meet data security obligations to your customers and to reduce business risk. Porras Law’s goal is to help you protect the trusted relationship you have with your customers through sound cybersecurity policies and practices.
Tony is available to speak or offer contributed commentary on the topics of data breach, data safety and privacy. To request Tony for a speaking engagement, please contact our firm.