Robert “Bobby” Prostko

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. He has a wide range of experiences, from working with startups to advising executives on intellectual property, privacy and cybersecurity strategies.

Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE) is a global company focused on security solutions and connected products in the Internet of Things (IoT). At Allegion, Bobby is the chief cybersecurity counsel and senior counsel, intellectual property, where he works closely with global business and engineering leaders to tackle complex technology and legal issues. He also serves as principal of the corporate venture capital fund, Allegion Ventures. Prior to Allegion, Bobby was patent attorney at Krieg DeVault LLP in Indianapolis, and 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 is pursuing an executive master’s degree in cybersecurity from Brown University.