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Start With Security – Seattle
The University of Washington School of Law, 4293 Memorial Way NE, Seattle, WA
Feb 09, 2016

The FTC’s third “Start With Security” event will be co-sponsored by the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab and the University of Washington School of Law Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic.

This one-day conference will continue the FTC’s work to provide companies with practical tips and strategies for implementing effective data security. This event will bring together experts to provide insights on how small companies can secure their applications and products, and how important it is to do so.

Additional information here

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Play Your Part for a Better Internet This Safer Internet Day
Virtual (Twitter chat)
Feb 09, 2016

Feb. 9 is Safer Internet Day, an awareness-raising campaign celebrated in more than 100 countries around the globe. Safer Internet Day, hosted by ConnectSafely.org in the United States, promotes the efforts of Internet users of all ages, interests and backgrounds to make the Internet a better place – and the world a better place with the help of the Internet. In this #ChatSTC Twitter chat, we’ll discuss our everyday technology use, the benefits and potential risks associated with the Internet and how we can participate in Safer Internet Day. Following the chat, audience members and participants will be invited to stream ConnectSafely’s Safer Internet Day event in Universal Studios live online at saferinternetday.us.

  • Guests: Alicia Kozakiewicz (@AliciaProject), ConnectSafely.org (@ConnectSafely), CSID (@CSIdentity), Cyber-Seniors (@cyberseniors), Dashlane (@Dashlane), Equifax Finance Blog (@EFXFinanceBlog), Family Online Safety Institute (@FOSI), Get Cyber Safe (@GetCyberSafe), Higher Education Information Security Council (@HEISCouncil), Internet Keep Safe Coalition (@iKeepSafe), Logical Operations (@logicalops), Lynette Owens, Founder & Global Director, Internet Safety for Kids & Families, Trend Micro (@lynettetowens), NetSmartz Workshop (@NetSmartz), Norton by Symantec (@NortonOnline), PRIVO (@PRIVOTrust), SANS Securing the Human (@SecureTheHuman), Sticky Password (@stickypassword), The Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), Visa Security (@VisaSecurity), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline)
  • Time: 12-1 p.m. EST/9-10 a.m. PST

Use #ChatSTC to join!


Safer Internet Day US 2016
Virtual (livestream)
Feb 09, 2016
Safer Internet Day, hosted by ConnectSafely.org in the United States, promotes the efforts of Internet users of all ages, interests and backgrounds to make the Internet a better place – and the world a better place with the help of the Internet. The theme for this year’s Safer Internet Day celebration is “Play your part for a better Internet.” The day offers all of us the opportunity to do that – not just by increasing the number of people who use the Internet and connected technologies safely and responsibly but also by growing the amount of good there is online and using the Internet to increase its visibility and impact. We’re talking about expressions of kindness and positive social action, big or small, by people of all ages. 

Time: 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST 

ConnectSafely will host an event at Universal Studios in Los Angeles; you can learn more and livestream the event at saferinternetday.us.

Are You Protecting Your Company with Comprehensive Security & Trust?
Hall 2, Level 2, Lab 4 at Cisco Live Berlin
Feb 15, 2016

Worried about protecting Privacy and Data? Concerned about your supply chain? Unsure about the security of the Cloud and how to protect your infrastructure and the value it supports in your digital company?

Come join Cisco’s Security & Trust experts, including Cisco’s new Chief Privacy Officer Michelle Dennedy, for a daylong seminar “Are You Protecting Your Company with Comprehensive Security & Trust?“. This seminar will share how Cisco uses trustworthy technologies and security aware business processes to protect itself, its products, and its customers in the areas of infrastructure, data, and privacy protection by providing a trustworthy portfolio of products, services, and cloud offerings.

Register today to hear how Cisco partners  to provide the highest level of protection, strongest best practices, and on-going innovation to be a sustainable secure digital organization. This seminar begins at 9:00AM and will also cover the following topics:

  • Cyber security risks in digital organizations
  • The Value of Keeping your Customer’s Trust
  • Protection against malware and tamper during development and delivery
  • Identifying risk in the infrastructure
  • Operationalizing Security in a Global Company
  • Securing the Hybrid Cloud
  • Data protection processes and reporting
  • Data Privacy as a Business Driver
  • What’s Next in Securing the Digital Company

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Keeping Kids Cyber Safe & #CyberAware
Virtual (Twitter Chat) and Live at RSA Conference
Mar 02, 2016
The Internet offers countless benefits and opportunities for kids, including learning, playing games, interacting with friends and family and expressing themselves. It’s important, however, for kids to understand the potential risks that come with technology use, such as privacy concerns, identity theft, cyberbullying, phishing scams and other threats. Parents, educators and community members can all take action to secure today’s online kids. Join this #ChatSTC Twitter chat live from RSA Conference 2016 to learn how you can start the online safety conversation with kids and help promote #CyberAware young digital citizens.

  • Time: 4 p.m. EST/1 p.m. PST
  • Moderator: RSA Conference (@RSAConference)
  • Guests: ESET (@ESET), Logical Operations (@logicalops), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline), STOP. THINK. CONNECT. (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)
Use #ChatSTC to join!

SANS Workshop at HIMSS16: Implementing Healthcare Cyber-Hygiene With the Critical Security Controls
Sands Expo Convention Center Toscana 3709, 201 Sands Avenue, Las Vegas, NV
Mar 03, 2016
Many of today’s most pressing cybersecurity challenges can be addressed with a prioritized list of cyber-hygiene best practices. This workshop will introduce participants to the Critical Security Controls, which are rapidly becoming accepted as the most recognized action plan to secure your organization. The Critical Security Controls were selected and defined by the US military as well as other respected security experts in government and private organizations. Attendees will receive information on actual attacks that could have been stopped or mitigated through implementing good cyber-hygiene practices while focusing not only the best way to block known cyber-attacks but also best practices on mitigating the damage from attempted cyber-attacks.

When: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Additional information and registration here

Opportunities and Challenges to Securing the Internet of Things
RSA Conference, Moscone North, Room 133
Mar 03, 2016
Interoperability and the sheer number of devices pose unique and unprecedented challenges to securing the Internet of Things (IoT). Both consumer and commercial uses for IoT have tremendous benefits and risks. What lessons have we learned from the Internet that can be applied? How do we secure it keeping privacy top of mind? What does the future hold? Join IoT leaders for this in-depth discussion as part of RSA Conference 2016.

  • Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) (Moderator)
  • Suzanne Spaulding, Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Jeff Greene, Director of Government Affairs for North America and Senior Policy Counsel, Symantec
  • Joe Sturonas, Chief Technology Officer, PKWARE
Time: 8-8:50 a.m. (PST)

Additional information here

RSA Conference 2016
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
Feb 29, 2016 - Mar 04, 2016

RSA Conference is helping drive the information security agenda worldwide with annual industry events in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Throughout its history, RSA Conference has consistently attracted the world's best and brightest in the field, creating opportunities for conference attendees to learn about IT security's most important issues through first-hand interactions with peers, luminaries and emerging and established companies.  As the IT security field continues to grow in importance and influence, RSA Conference plays an integral role in keeping security professionals across the globe connected and educated.

RSA developed RSA Conference in 1991 as a forum for cryptographers to gather and share the latest knowledge and advancements in the area of Internet security. Today, RSA Conference and related RSA Conference branded activities are still managed by RSA, with the support of the industry. RSA Conference event programming is judged and developed by information security practitioners and other related professionals.

Additional information and registration here. Early bird registration ends Nov. 20, 2015.
You can save an additional $100 on registration with the NCSA discount code 16UNCSAFCD.  

HIMSS 16 Conference and Exhibition: Transforming Health through IT
Feb 29, 2016 - Mar 04, 2016

The 2016 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, in Las Vegas, brings together 40,000+ healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. With more than 300 education programs feature keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions and e-sessions, plus preconference symposia and workshops available.

HIMSS16 is a great place to network and connect with thousands of industry leaders and other health IT professionals. Registration is now open.

Cyber Security for Critical Assets USA Summit
Hotel Derek, 2525 West Loop S. Houston, Houston, TX
Mar 16 - 17, 2016
Cybersecurity is continuously becoming one of the most critical focuses for governments and businesses in the US, especially within the oil and gas, energy and chemical sectors. As cyber attacks grow in sophistication, frequency and intensity, these companies are increasingly becoming high profile targets. The Cyber Security for Critical Assets USA Summit aims to bring together the key players involved in advancing cybersecurity and defending our most critical assets against the ever-growing threat of attack. The conference will connect a wide range of senior level thought leaders, allowing them to discuss challenges, share experiences and investigate best practice guidelines. 

Additional information and registration here.

3rd Annual Automotive Cyber Security Summit
Detroit, MI
Mar 21 - 23, 2016
Whether or not the world is prepared, the future of the automotive industry is upon us. Advanced technology, connected car and autonomous car conversations are no longer a theoretical discussion but now is a reality being put into implementation. Before these futuristic designs areused on the road, secured infrastructure, regulations and standards need to beaddressed. The 3rd Annual Automotive Cyber Security Summit will bring together industry leaders to address the issues that need to be solved inorder for the automotive industry to revolutionize the way that we drive.

Additional information here.

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
May 23 - 26, 2016
Enfuse is a three-day security and digital investigation conference where specialists, executives and experts break new ground for the year ahead. With over 100 sessions available including more than forty (40) hands-on-labs, attendees can reap the benefits of best practices, success stories, tools and practical solutions.

Additional information and registration here.