Robert “Bobby” Prostko, Allegion Deputy General Counsel, IP and Cybersecurity, Chief Privacy Officer and Principal at Allegion Ventures
Legal and technology issues are uniquely intertwined, and it’s hard to find someone who understands both, which is why Bobby is valued as a leader in cybersecurity and privacy. He has a wide range of experiences, from working with startups to advising executives on intellectual property, privacy and cybersecurity strategies.
Allegion is a global company focused on security solutions and connected products in the Internet of Things (IoT). General Counsel, IP and Cybersecurity, and Chief Privacy Officer at Allegion, Bobby works closely with global business teams, engineering and IT professionals and regional attorneys to lead Allegion’s global privacy program and support digitization efforts for Allegion’s broader seamless access strategy. He also serves as Principal of the corporate venture capital fund, Allegion Ventures. Prior to Allegion, Bobby was a patent attorney at Krieg DeVault LLP in Indianapolis, and an intellectual property associate at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP in Los Angeles.
He has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and computer science from the University of Louisville, a J.D. degree from DePaul University College of Law, and recently completed his executive master’s degree in cybersecurity from Brown University.