Kathleen Carroll

Kathleen Carroll is the founder and managing partner of Seven Seas Strategic Communications, a full-service public relations and government affairs firm, offering strategic planning, writing, media relations, and event planning.  With more than 30 years of experience, Kathleen has worked with companies in diverse industries, designing public relations and government affairs programs and strategies that help build business and garner attention and support for clients’ key goals and objectives.

Prior to founding Seven Seas Strategic Communications, she served as Vice President, Corporate Communications for HID Global, overseeing the development and implementation of public relations and government affairs programs.  She has testified before Congress on a range of topics, including the use of secure identification documents in airports.  Kathleen has also testified in several states, including California, Illinois, New York, and New Hampshire, on the use of secure credentials for physical and logical access control, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things (IoT), and privacy.

In her early career, Kathleen worked as a television producer for a local station and as a senior director in a Philadelphia-based public relations firm. Her public relations successes include developing strategic communications plans that resulted in media coverage for her clients in major newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and appearances on Good Morning America and local TV news programs.

Kathleen earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Temple University, graduating magna cum laude.  She has been active in the security community throughout her career, serving on advisory boards at the Center for Identity at the University of Texas, Austin and Mission 500, a children’s charity.  She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and serves as Chairman of the Data Privacy Advisory Board for the Security Industry Association.

Blog Posts

Demystifying Privacy – Adopting Core Principles Helps

I have read through most of the existing regulations and have come to some conclusions.

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Security Technology in the Crosshairs

What Companies Need to Know About Federal Security and Privacy Oversight

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Internet of Things Public Law Analysis

Public Law No. 116-207 went into effect on December 04, 2020. The law originated as the “Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020.” What does it all mean?

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