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Chicago Cyber Security Summit
Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
Aug 25, 2016
If you are a senior-level executive responsible for protecting your company's critical data, don't miss the upcoming Cyber Security Summit in Chicago. As a business leader, you will learn about the latest security threats facing your company and ahve the opportunity to discover cutting-edge products and services your enterprise can use for maximum protection against cyber theft. 

Time: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (CDT)

Admission includes a catered breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception along with access to speaker panels and the technology showcase. You can receive half off admission by using the promo code NCSA50 at registration.

Additional information can be found at CyberSummitUSA.com.

2016 Symantec Government Symposium
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC
Aug 30, 2016
Another day, another cyber threat – and the attacks never end. We're battling hard. We're monitoring activity from the cloud to the network edge to endpoints. We're generating more security data than ever before. But we're drowning in it. How can we transform data into timely intelligence that helps protect infrastructure, information and identities? Each year, the Symantec Government Symposium brings government and industry leaders together to discuss the most pressing issues in government IT security and cyber management today. 

Time: 7:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. (EDT)

Additional information and registration here.

Privacy Lab – Tools to Teach Privacy
International Computer Science Institute, 1947 Center Street #600, Berkeley, CA
Aug 30, 2016
Join Mozilla and guests for an overview of two really interesting efforts to teach privacy. Erin Berman and members of her web team will talk about th eprocess of transforming a broad, intimidating topic like online privacy into a learning opportunity that is personal, approachable, actionable and reusable – the Virtual Privacy Lab tool. They will be joined by members of the Teaching Privacy team from Berkeley's International Computer Science Institute, their partners on the Virtual Privacy Lab. The first hour of the event will be devoted to speakers and Q&A, and the second hour will be an opportunity for informal networking and small group discussions among speakers and attendees.

Time: 6-8 p.m. (PDT)

Additional information and registration here.

Webcast: NCSAM Planning Toolkit
Virtual (Webcast)
Aug 30, 2016
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is fast approaching, and SANS Securing the Human could not be more excited. NCSAM is all about creating awareness on a national level about cybersecurity. It is also a great opportunity for your organization to emphasize cyber security for both at work and at home. However, we also know that while you want to make the most of October, you most likely do not have the time or resources to make it happen. Not to worry, we are here to help. Next week we are releasing the NCSAM Planning Toolkit. This kit includes everything you need for a high-impact October. It includes a high-level planning matrix that has an activity every day of the month, communications templates to promote each of those activities and resources for you to distribute. The toolkit is highly flexible allowing you to pick and choose only the events you want. Then we mapped every activity to the weekly NCSAM themes so your program syncs at a national level. To help you make the most of the toolkit, SANS Securing the Human is hosting a webcast that walks you through the toolkit and shows just how easy it is to make the most of NCSAM.
  • Time: 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT
Learn more and register here

FTC Fall Technology Series: Ransomware
Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC
Sep 07, 2016

With alarming frequency, ransomware hackers are sneaking into consumer and business computers, encrypting files containing photos, documents, and other important data, and then demanding a ransom in exchange for the key needed to decrypt the files. Consumers, businesses, and government agencies are falling prey to these schemes, including hospitals whose servers may contain sensitive patient data. Other variants of ransomware are now targeting files on mobile devices. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) seminar will address questions such as:

  • How do ransomware extortionists gain access to consumer and business computers?
  • What role can consumer and business education play in preventing ransomware infections?
  • Are there steps consumers and businesses should be taking to reduce the risk of ransomware or to decrease its impact?
  • Are there technological measures that computer operating system and web browser designers can take to prevent ransomware?
  • Are there browser plug-ins or other tools that consumers and businesses can employ that will warn if their data is about to be encrypted?
  • What can be learned from criminal law enforcement’s efforts to combat ransomware?
  • If you fall prey to ransomware, should you pay the ransom?
  • If you pay the ransom, how likely are you to receive the decryption key and be able to view your files?
  • What happens if you don’t pay the ransom? Are your files lost forever?
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (EDT)

Additional information here

Privacy Controls Workshop: Next Steps for NIST Special Publication 800-53, Appendix J
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C.
Sep 08, 2016
The National Institute for Standards and Technology is teaming up with the Department of Transportation to co-host a public workshop on privacy controls in Appendix J of SP 800-53. They will explore the benefits and challenges of integrating privacy controls in SP 800-53 and discuss what changes should be made for the next revision.

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (EDT)

The workshop is free and open to the public. Additional information and registration here.

Crossroads Regional Cybersecurity Summit
7403 Lone Tree Road, Victoria, TX
Oct 04, 2016
Bringing together top cybersecurity experts, the Crossroads Regional Cybersecurity Summit (CRCS) will be an exciting and educational day for area-wide businesses. CRCS will educate and raise awareness on a wide-range of practical cybersecurity issues - from local to global concerns - that affect your business. Join us as we get equipped and focus on solutions.

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (CDT)

Find additional information and register here

New York Metro Join Cyber Security Conference
New York, NY
Oct 05, 2016
You are invited to join your NYC Metropolitan infosec peers on October 5th 2016 for the 3rd Annual New York Metro Joint Cyber Security Conference. The event is a collaborative event of leading professional associations in the New York City Metropolitan that each play a critical role in providing resources and a forum. 

Learn more here.

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. – The Basics of Online Safety
Virtual (Twitter Chat)
Oct 06, 2016

We connect to the internet in countless ways and use technology to enhance our lives at home, at work and on the go. All digital citizens must learn to stay safer and more secure in their ever-connected online lives. Online safety starts with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. – the simple, actionable advice anyone can follow. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss simple ways you can protect yourself, your family and your community online and explore how to engage young people in responsible technology use and pursue careers devoted to protecting the internet.

  • When: 3-4 p.m. EDT/12-1 p.m. PDT
  • Guests: Kids Email (@KidsEmail), Sticky Password (@StickyPassword), The Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline)

Use #ChatSTC to join! 

IP EXPO Europe
ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, UK
Oct 5 - 6, 2016
IP EXPO Europe is Europe's is designed for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive their businesses forward. Now in its 11th year, the event showcases brand new exclusive content and senior-level insights from across the industry, as well as unveiling the latest developments in IT. 

Additional information and registration here

National K-12 Cybersecurity Education Conference
Crystal City Marriott, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
Oct 6 - 7, 2016
The National K-12 Cybersecurity Education Conference brings together educators, curriculum specialists, professionals, researchers, students, nonprofit organizations, foundations, government and industry to address the challenges and opportunities of cybersecurity education in elementary and secondary schools. The event will include workshops, keynote speakers, panel discussions and exhibits designed to promote cybersecurity career awareness and support academic preparedness of K-12 students. 

Additional information here.

Two Steps Ahead: Learn to be safe at work and at home
Wichita’s WSU Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 East 29th St N, Wichita, KS
Oct 12, 2016

The Council of Better Business Bureaus and its partners offer a two-step authentication presentation followed by an expert panel on how to keep your personal and business information secure.

Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m. (CDT)

This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary continental breakfast will be included. Additional details and registration to come. 

FTC Fall Technology Series: Drones
Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC
Oct 13, 2016

Americans are increasingly familiar with drones, also known as unmanned aerial systems. These devices have become one of consumers’ most popular technology purchases; some estimate nearly one million new drones will be purchased in 2016. Many consumer drones feature high-definition cameras, GPS, and the ability to fly autonomously. Commercially available drones are even more sophisticated, and are increasingly used for a variety of activities, including monitoring and inspection, news reporting, search and rescue of missing persons, and delivery of commercial packages or medicine to rural areas. While drones may generate significant economic benefits, the potential for information collection raises the prospect of consumer harms including invasion of privacy, trespass, and harassment. This Federal Trade Commission (FTC) seminar will explore the following questions related to commercial uses of drones:

  • What are the uses and benefits of drones for consumers today? Where is drone technology headed?
  • What are the unique privacy and security concerns associated with drone technologies and the data collected from them?
  • How are these concerns currently being addressed by businesses, self-regulatory efforts, and foreign regulators?
  • Is there a need for further guidance?
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (EDT)

Additional information here

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity From the Break Room to the Boardroom
Virtual (Twitter chat)
Oct 13, 2016

No matter the size or industry, any organization faces cybersecurity challenges and can be targeted by cybercrime. Creating a culture of cybersecurity is critical to protecting your organization’s employees, intellectual property and reputation, and the consumers and constituents you serve. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss how leaders and employees in business, healthcare, academic, government and civil society can keep their organizations safer and more secure during National Cyber Security Awareness Month and year-round. 

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 13, 3-4 p.m. EDT/12-1 p.m. PDT
  • Guests: Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline)

Use #ChatSTC to join!

WIRED Security
Canary Wharf, London, UK
Oct 20, 2016
WIRED Security is a new one-day event from WIRED, curated to explore, explain and predict new trends, threats and defenses in cybersecurity. WIRED Security will welcome policy makers, hackers, enterprises, regulators, security software specialists, data brokers, cryptographers, social media companies, academics, startups, law enforcement and the intelligence community. The one-day event will bring together these disparate groups to highlight the converging trends and risks that will define the threats of the future and stimulate innovation.

Additional information and registration here.

2016 Cybersecurity Day at Nova Southeastern University
Nova Southeastern University - College of Engineering and Computing
Oct 20, 2016
Come and enjoy a day full of cybersecurity awareness activities including presentations by members of the US Secret Service's Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force, the FBI Miami Field Office's cyber unit, along with hands on sessions with Dr. Levy, Professor of Information Systems and Cybersecurity.

Learn more about this event.

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime
Virtual (Twitter chat)
Oct 20, 2016

There are many different types of cybercrime, ranging from identity theft to online harassment and bullying to organizational data breaches. Knowing how to spot cybercrime – and fighting it – is a challenge we all face, and promoting a more secure internet is a responsibility we all share. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss different kinds of cybercrime, how to better protect yourself against online threats and how you can play a role in the greater effort against cybercrime. 

  • When: 3-4 p.m. EDT/12-1 p.m. PDT
  • Guests: Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), Sticky Password (@StickyPassword), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline)
Use #ChatSTC to join!

Baltimore Hilton Hotel, 401 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
Oct 20 - 21, 2016
The CyberMaryland Conference is an annual two-day event presented jointly by The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame and Federal Business Council (FBC) in conjunction with academia, government and private industry organizations. The theme, “Leading the Cyber Generation,” captures the event’s intent to provide unparalleled information sharing and networking opportunities for development of cyber assets on both the human and technological sides. Additionally, the conference provides an opportunity for Maryland to demonstrate its natural leadership in cybersecurity.

Learn more and register here.

Digitalisation of Global Policing (DGP) Summit 2016
Hyderabad, India (additional location details TBD)
Oct 20 - 22, 2016
In today's world, cybercrime is a fast-growing area of crime. Traditional policing objectives have not changed, but the current ways of delivering services are becoming outdated. Today digital technologies make it possible for the police officers to be, when and where the crime is happening, even in virtual locations.The DGP Summit works to enable police around the world to work on a digitalized platform to make the world a safer place. The summit brings in experts from th eindustry to share their views, experiences and knowledge in the fields of digital technologies to make it possible for police offers to be where crime is happening, when it is happening – even in virtual locations.

Find additional information and register here.

Florida Center for Cybersecurity Third Annual Conference
Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL
Oct 25, 2016
The conference, held in conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, brings together experts and decision-makers from industry, military, government and academia, as well as students. The aims are to facilitate idea exchanges and networking, explore innovative approaches to counter cyber threats and build cybersecurity awareness.

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EDT)

Additional information and registration here.

15th Annual Information Assurance Forum
The University of Findlay
Oct 26, 2016
The University of Findlay's Computer Science Program is proud to offer an annual Information Assurance Forum that covers real world topics. 

Insider Threats: This Time It’s Personal! Sessions include business technology survey results, end-user security sraining, social engineering, social media do’s and don’ts, systems settings – going back to basics, and cloud security/mobile/BYOD and insider threats.

This event is open to the campus community and the general public.

Find more information here

Privacy + Security Forum – Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
Oct 24 - 26, 2016
The Privacy + Security Forum breaks down the silos of privacy and security by bringing together seasoned thought leaders. Sessions and workshops are rigorous and deliver practical takeaways. Forum speakers engage the highly experienced audience in discussion, scenarios and hands-on activities.

Learn more and register here.

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Navigating Your Continuously Connected Life
Virtual (Twitter chat)
Oct 27, 2016

Every day, we connect to the internet in ways we might not even realize – the Internet of Things (IoT) connects you to everything and everyone, including your home, the businesses you frequent and the larger digital community, and uses your data to help you manage your life. Rapidly advancing technology is making lives easier and unlocking potential for the future, but it’s important to remember to STOP. THINK. CONNECT. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss how you can take security precautions and protect your personal information as the world of cutting-edge technologies continues to grow. 

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 27, 3-4 p.m. EDT/12-1 p.m. PDT
  • Guests: Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), Sticky Password (@StickyPassword), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline) 

Use #ChatSTC to join!

Digital Citizenship Summit
Twitter HQ, 1355 Market Street, San Francisco, CA (and livestream)
Oct 28, 2016
The Digital Citizenship Summit  is a major global event for digital citizenship, featuring well-known and diverse, emerging voices discussing the safe, savvy and ethical use of social media and technology. Kicking off U.S. Media Literacy Week, the flagship Digital Citizenship Summit this year will focus on citizenship, literacy and advocacy. Registration to attend the summit in person (very limited space expected) and registration for unlimited free virtual access will open Sept. 1.

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (PDT)

Additional information and registration here

NICE Conference & Expo 2016
Westin Kansas City Crown Center, 1 E Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO
Nov 1 - 2, 2016

Cybersecurity has emerged as one of the leading creators of jobs and opportunity for all economic sectors. The demand for cybersecurity positions in both the public and private sector is large and growing, but the talent pool of cybersecurity workers is not yet able to keep up.

The NICE 2016 Conference and Expo will feature timely, topical, and thought-provoking presentations, bringing together cybersecurity workforce, training and educational leaders from academia, business and government for two days of focused discussions.

This year’s theme, “Innovations to Shape the Future Cybersecurity Workforce” showcases effective collaborations, bold experiments and innovations, and other potentially game-changing methods in support of the NICE strategic goals: to accelerate learning and skills development, nurture a diverse learning community and guide career development and workforce planning.

Additional information and registration here

Media Literacy Week
Nationwide (United States)
Oct 31, 2016 - Nov 04, 2016
Media Literacy is the ability to ACCESS, ANALYZE, EVALUATE, COMMUNICATE and CREATE using all forms of media. Media Literacy Week is designed to bring attention and visibility to media literacy education in the United States. Inspired by Canada’s Media Literacy Week, the National Association for Media Literacy Education is leading the efforts to create a media literacy week in the United States to showcase the work of amazing media literacy educators and organizations around the country. The mission of Media Literacy Week is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today.

Learn more about the week, including highlights, a calendar of events and sponsors, here.

2016 Robotics Alley Conference & Expo
Minneapolis, MN
Nov 15 - 16, 2016
Robotics Alley is an initiative founded by ReconRobotics and the Minnesota High Tech Association meant to spur public-private partnerships in the business, research and development of world-leading robotics and automation systems. Robotics Alley hosts an annual conference and exposition in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, which is on pace to become one of the world’s leading conferences on robotics and automation.

Additional information and registration here.

Data Transparency Lab Conference 2016
Columbia University, New York, NY
Nov 17 - 19, 2016
The Data Transparency Lab is a community effort founded by MIT Connection Science, Telefonica and Mozilla. This annual conference gathers world-class researchers, industry leaders, policy makers, developers and communicators who are leading the development of an Internet that is more respectful to personal data online.

Additional information here

FTC Fall Technology Series: Smart TV
Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC
Dec 07, 2016

Consumers enjoy recommendations based on their television viewing habits, but who else knows what you’re watching? The golden age of television has arrived with the golden age of televisiontracking. In 2016, virtually all television delivery systems – smart TVs, streaming devices, game consoles, apps, and even old-fashioned set-top boxes – track consumers’ viewing habits, and sometimes in new and unexpected ways. Television and streaming device manufacturers, software developers, and the advertising industry are collaborating to learn more about what consumers are watching. These collaborations allow advertisers to precisely target consumers and better understand what ads are working. Consumers may even find advertisements based on their television viewing habits appearing on their phones and desktop browsers. The Smart TV workshop will explore the following questions:

  • What are the roles of hardware manufacturers and software developers in creating tracking technologies?
  • What do consumers understand about how their entertainment preferences are being tracked, disclosed, and used for various purposes?
  • How are entertainment preferences being linked to individuals or to individuals’ device graphs?
  • How is the advertising industry using this information?
  • What are some best practices for addressing consumer privacy on entertainment systems?
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (EST)

Additional information here.  

PrivacyCon 2017
Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC
Jan 12, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) second PrivacyCon will seek to continue and expand collaboration among leading whitehat researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates and the government to address the privacy and security implications of emerging technologies.

This event is free and open to the public. Email any questions to the FTC at privacycon@ftc.gov.

This event will be publicly accessible via a live webcast as well. On the day of the event, the live-webcast link will appear at the top of this page.

Additional information here.