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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.

HIMSS Cybersecurity Hub Opening Reception
Global Center for Health Innovation 4th Floor, HIMSS Innovation Center, 1 St. Clair Avenue NE, Cleveland, OH
Oct 25, 2016
The HIMSS Cybersecurity Hub, a new flagship component of the HIMSS Innovation Center, is a public exhibit and ecuation center to help people fully understand their roles, responsibilities and vulnerabilities when it comes to managing and protecting their health information both personally and professionally. Join this reception explore a unique, interactive exhibit that takes you on a multisensory journey through everyday healthcare experiences. Dive into the latest security issues and available solutions, and learn how to apply a variety of technologies to impact the safe and secure flow of health information.

Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m. (EDT)

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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.

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Closing the Threat Gap: Executive Perspectives on the Cybersecurity Landscape
Babbio Center, Stevens Institute of Technology, 6th and River Streets, Hoboken, NJ
Oct 26, 2016
Fasoo, the National Cyber Security Alliance, the New Jersey Technology Council and the Stevens Institute of Technology are partnering to host an event featuring keynote speakers Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman of the Ponemon Institute, and Mark Lobel, U.S. and global practice leader in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Cyber Security and Privacy Practice. Dr. Ponemon will review three recent cybersecurity studies and discuss how organizations can best position themselves to protect sensitive information. Mr. Lobel will present the findings of PwC's Global State of Information Security, released Oct. 5. The keynotes will be followed by a panel discussion monitored by Dr. Paul Rohmeyer, associate professor of information security management and risk assessment.  

Time: 3:30-6 p.m. (EDT)

Refreshments to follow. Learn more and register here

Privacy + Security Forum
Marvin Center, The George Washington University, 800 21st Street NW, 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.

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#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: Binary Tattoo (@BinaryTat), CSID (@CSIdentity), Cyber-Seniors (@cyberseniors), Dashlane (@Dashlane), ESET (@ESET), Generali Global Assistance North America (@GeneraliGA_NA), Herjavec Group (@HerjavecGroup), Higher Education Information Security Council (@HEISCouncil), Intel Security (@IntelSecurity), ISACA International (@ISACANews), Josh Black, Chair, HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee (@joshblac_), Keeper (@keepersecurity), Kids Email (@KidsEmail), LastPass (@LastPass), Lee Kim, Director, Privacy & Security, HIMSS (@lkimhimss), Level 3 Now (@Level3Now), Logical Operations (@logicalops), Marc Blackmer, Product Marketing Manager, Industry Solutions, Cisco (@marcblackmer), National Cybersecurity Society (@TheNCSS), Norton (@NortonOnline), NXP Semiconductors (@nxp), PKWARE (@PKWARE), Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (@PrivacyToday), Roboform (@roboform), Safer Online by Microsoft (@Safer_Online), Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), SpiderOak (@SpiderOak), Sticky Password (@StickyPassword), TeleSign (@TeleSign), TWC Business Class (@TWCBusiness), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (@cyber), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline) 

Use #ChatSTC to join!

Security of Things Forum – Washington, D.C.
JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Oct 27, 2016
While connected devices inside power plants or water treatment facilities may boost productivity and help spur innovation, they're also giving malicious hackers vulnerable targets to attack.

The Security of Things Forum in Washington, D.C., will bring together policymakers, experts and executives to explore the myriad risks associated with the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), as well the best and most promising solutions for securing these new technologies. 

Cohosted by The Security Ledger and Passcode, The Christian Science Monitor's cybersecurity publication, this daylong event is a rare opportunity to meet and hear from the world's foremost specialists in critical infrastructure security, IoT innovators and cybersecurity researchers.

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EDT)

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2016 Future of Authentication Policy Day
Google D.C., 25 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Oct 27, 2016

Passwords are a major security vulnerability: 63 percent of all 2015 data breaches occurred because of compromised passwords, easily making them the most commonly exploited vector of attack.  Against this backdrop, industry is innovating – creating new authentication solutions that are both more secure and easier to use. In recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, industry leaders and policymakers will explore the impact of these new solutions and their impact on the policy and regulatory landscape at the Future of Authentication Policy Day. The National Cyber Security Alliance is sponsoring this event in conjunction with the FIDO Alliance and the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA).

Time: 1-4 p.m. (EDT)

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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

Cyber Security Summit: Security in Depth
Waukesha County Technical College Business Building, room 115/117 800 Main Street Pewaukee, WI 53072
Oct 28, 2016
Given the rising prevalence of social cyberattacks, there can be no defense without cyber security awareness for business, education, government and the general public.

Join representatives of government, industry and education as they discuss what must be done to understand and combat cyber threats. Parallel sessions will dive deep into the technical aspects of cybersecurity, while panel sessions will discuss trends and required actions to build awareness. 

Find additional details and registration here.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Keystone Event – Washington, D.C.
Jack Morton Auditorium, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University, 805 21st Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Oct 31, 2016
In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the George Washington University's (GW's) Division of Information Technology is hosting a keystone event to educate the community on the importance of cybersecurity and discuss public-private partnerships toward critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity careers, scholarships and community programs. The event will feature remarks from representatives of GW, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cisco, Tripwire and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

Time: 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

Learn more and RSVP 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

Inside Dark Web
The Army and Navy Club, 901 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Nov 1 - 2, 2016
Inside Dark Web will focus on all things dark web, from security to accessibility, illegal vs legitimate uses, future applications and more. All who are involved in IT, cybersecurity, law enforcemement or homeland security or looking to find new business ideas are encouraged to attend.

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EDT)

Learn more and sign up here

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Building Cyber Resilience in Critical Infrastructure
Virtual (Twitter Chat)
Nov 03, 2016
As National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) comes to a close, National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (CISR) Month begins in November. In this #ChatSTC, we’ll discuss the connection between the cyber and physical worlds and the importance of protecting and securing our nation’s critical infrastructure and share simple cyber tips for individuals looking to do their part to protect our critical infrastructure from cyber threats.
  • Time: 3-4 p.m. EDT/12-1 p.m. PDT
  • Guests: CSID (@CSIdentity), Edna Conway, Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain, Cisco (@Edna_Conway), ESET (@ESET), Herjavec Group (@HerjavecGroup), Keeper (@keepersecurity), Kids Email (@KidsEmail), LastPass (@LastPass), Lee Kim, Director, Privacy & Security, HIMSS (@lkimhimss), Level 3 Now (@Level3Now), Logical Operations (@logicalops), National Cybersecurity Society (@TheNCSS), NXP Semiconductors (@nxp), PKWARE (@PKWARE), Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (@PrivacyToday), Safe & Sound Schools (@SafeSchoolsOrg), TeleSign (@TeleSign), TSC Advantage (@TSCAdvantage), TWC Business Class (@TWCBusiness), Will Ash, Senior Director, U.S. Public Sector, Cisco (@_willash), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (@cyber), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline) 
Use #ChatSTC to join!

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.

IEEE SecDev 2016
Hyatt Regency Cambridge, 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
Nov 3 - 4, 2016
SecDev 2016 is excited to announce the participation of three experts in “Building Security In”. Highlighted discussions:
  • "Adventures in Usable Privacy and Security: From Empirical Studies to Public Policy," Lorrie Cranor, U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chief Technologist, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • "Cryptography, Common Crypto Flaws and How to Avoid Them," Jon Katz, Director, Maryland Cybersecurity Center, Professor, University of Maryland
  • "Developing Automated Analysis Tools for Space/Time Sidechannel Detection," Jeremy Epstein, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Information Innovation Office Program Manager

Global Cyber Security Leaders 2016 Summit
Steigenberger Hotel am Kanzleramt, Ella-Trebe-Straße 5, Berlin, Germany
Nov 7 - 8, 2016
At the second annual Global Cyber Security Leaders Summit, IT and cybersecurity leaders will gather from around the world to discuss the hottest issues and trends, including leveraging cloud-based security solutions, developing trans-organizational security cooperation and mitigating human aspect vulnerabilities. Attendees will meet with other cybersecurity leaders and learn how to build an effective cybersecurity strategy, address the human factor in cybersecurity and improve your threat intelligence and cybersecurity response plan.

Learn more and register here

LawTech Europe Congress (LTEC) 2016
Management Centre Europe, Brussels, Belgium
Nov 7 - 8, 2016
The InSig LawTech Europe Congress is designed to be a cutting-edge forum addressing four core areas: digital evidence, forensic investigations, data analytics and cybersecurity. 

Learn more and register 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.

Focusing on The Future: Prioritizing Security In The Digital Economy
Willard Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Nov 18, 2016
In today's digital economy, developing and prioritizing a cyber strategy is critical to address diverse and evolving threats, foster trust in the technology we use and define a path forward where security is seen as a business enabler. Join The Chertoff Group for a premier post-election cyber conference that will convene thought leaders across government and industry to share their unique points of view and insights with regard to critical policy, technology and risk management issues that will be shaping the security agenda.

Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (EST)

Learn more and register 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

Data Transparency Lab Hack Day
Davis Auditorium Room 412, Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research, Columbia University, 530 West 120th Street, New York, NY
Nov 19, 2016
This event is a 12-hour hack day to encourage participants to work together on building tools that help educate users about the importance of privacy and transparency. The hack day main topic is “User Education on Privacy and Transparency.” If you have any ideas to help users understand why they should care about privacy and why they should demand online services to be more transparent, you shouldn’t miss this event!

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (EST)

Learn more and register here.

SCSC Cyber Security Conclave 2.0
HICC, Novotel Hotel, Hyderabad, India
Nov 22 - 23, 2016
Understanding the intensity and effects of growing cyber frauds, the Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC) has come up with the very first edition of the Annual Cyber Security Conclave in 2015. This event is exclusively designed to create a mutual platform for experts and the public to come together and share knowledge on one pestering issue – cybercrime and how to keep yourself within the boundaries of cybersecurity.

Learn more and register 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.  

Digital Privacy Lecture and Workshop
Tulsa Library Pocahantas Greadington Learning and Creativity Center, Tulsa, OK
Dec 16, 2016
Digital Privacy Lecture: 12:00-12:45 p.m. (CST)
Digital Privacy Workshop: 12:45-1:30 p.m. (CST)

Working on your New Year's resolution? Consider adding "make 2017 secure" as one of them! Bring your lunch and a device (laptop, tablet, etc.) and learn about steps you can take to improve your digital privacy and make your smart devices more secure with Luke Crouch, software engineer at Mozilla. 

Learn more about this and other upcoming Tulsa Library events here.

PrivacyCon 2017
Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC
Jan 12, 2017
In its second PrivacyCon, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 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.

HIMSS17 Annual Conference & Exhibition
Orange County Convention Center, West Building, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL
Feb 19 - 23, 2017
The 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. More than 300 education programs feature keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions and workshops, plus a full day of preconference symposia.

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is proud to be an official Endorser of HIMSS17. As such, our friends receive the member discount to attend! To receive the discount, go to the conference website and select “Register Now”. Select NCSA from the “Conference Endorsing Organizations” dropdown menu in the registration process, and enter the code ENDNCSA17.