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Pre-National Cyber Security Awareness Month Event: Empowering Users to Protect Themselves
Rayburn House Office Building, B339, Washington, D.C.
Sep 26, 2016
With Honorary Cohosts The Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus

Featured Guests:
  • DHS Representatives
Features Panelists:
  • Randy Vickers, Director of Information Security, U.S. House of Representatives 
  • John Krebs, DPIP Identity Theft Program Manager, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  • Scott Montgomery, Vice President, Chief Technical Strategist, Intel Security
  • Stephen Cobb, Senior Security Researcher, ESET
  • Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m. (EDT)

Lunch will be provided. For additional information and to register, visit https://ncsamhill2016.eventbrite.com/

Cybersecurity in the Asia-Pacific
New America, 740 15th Street NW #900, Washington, D.C.
Sep 27, 2016

The world’s most populous states. Some of the fastest growing economies. Some of the most likely companies to be hacked.

All of the above belong to the Asia-Pacific. The region has a greater share of the global economy than any other—and is poised to face some of the greatest cybersecurity challenges. But the Asia-Pacific is many nation-states, not one, and they are divided in both capacity and approach to how to prepare its businesses today for the cyber challenges of tomorrow.

Dr. Tobias Feakin, director of national security programs at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, will present the findings of the newly released report "2016 Asia-Pacific Cyber Maturity Metrics." He will be joined by experts on Asia-Pacific and cybersecurity alike.

Time: 8:30-10:00 a.m. (EDT)

Breakfast will be provided. Learn more and register here

Cybersecurity & Internet Policy: Domestic Debates Gone Global
Kenney Auditorium, The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Sep 28, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (EDT)

This event is free and open to the public. Find additional information and register here.

You've Been Hacked (You Just Don't Know It Yet)
Online Webinar
Sep 30, 2016
The changing nature of security breaches, combined with a mistaken reliance on protection tools rather than detection software, means that every business is a potential target for cyber crime, no matter its size. Based on 2015 CFO Survey, 80% of the U.S. companies believe they were successfully hacked in 2015. Join this Arctic Wolf Networks webcast to learn:
  • Latest threats and security pain points
  • Planning an effective security strategy (key questions to ask)
  • Making a business case for cybersecurity investment
  • Choosing the right security solution to fit your business needs Don’t wait for security breaches to tighten your defenses – get up to speed today and stay ahead of cyber crime.

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: Binary Tattoo (@BinaryTat), Council of Better Business Bureaus (@bbb_us), CSID (@CSIdentity), Cyber-Seniors (@cyberseniors), Dashlane (@Dashlane), ESET (@ESET), Federal Trade Commission (@FTC), Herjavec Group (@HerjavecGroup), Higher Education Information Security Council (@HEISCouncil), iKeepSafe (@iKeepSafe), ISACA International (@ISACANews)Kids Email (@KidsEmail), LastPass (@LastPass), Level 3 Now (@Level3Now), LifeLock (@LifeLock), Logical Operations (@logicalops), Lynette T. Owens, Founder & Global Director, Internet Safety for Kids & Families, Trend Micro (@LynetteTOwens), Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission (@MOhlhausenFTC), National Cybersecurity Society (@TheNCSS), NetSmartz (@NetSmartz), Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (@PrivacyToday), PRIVO (@PRIVOtrust), Safe & Sound Schools (@SafeSchoolsOrg), Securing the Human (@SecureTheHuman), Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), Stacy Martin, policy education and community, Mozilla (@StacyMoz), Sticky Password (@StickyPassword), TeleSign (@TeleSign), TSC Advantage (@TSCAdvantage), TWC Business Class (@TWCBusiness), Twitter for Good (@twitterforgood), Visa Security (@VisaSecurity), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (@cyber)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

International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) West Coast Summit
Symantec HQ, 350 Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA
Oct 06, 2016
The West Coast Summit will bring together technology and security leaders in Silicon Valley. The summit extends the success of the inaugural ICMCP National Conference held in Washington DC in March and the earlier DC Town Hall meeting hosted by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson. It will provide another opportunity to raise the dialogue on the necessary strategic, tactical and operational imperatives needed to attract and develop minority cybersecurity practitioners.

During the one-day summit, security thought leaders will hold a series of expert panel and audience-driven discussions and examine ways to further the inclusion of underrepresented minorities in cybersecurity.

Time: 12-7 p.m. (PDT)

Learn more and register here.

City of Port Arthur 5th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Month Kickoff: Protecting Self, Family and Community
City Hall, 444 4th Street, Port Arthur, TX
Oct 06, 2016
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is all about staying safe online. NCSAM is an opportunity to focus on why cybersecurity matters and how everyone can take steps to be cyber safe. The City of Port Arthur is offering free cybersecurity awareness events throughout the month of October, and this day-long kickoff event will feature discussions on the Internet of Things and personal safety and security, security today and cell phone forensics and prize drawings and other activities. 

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:10 p.m. (CDT)

Find additional information and RSVP here

NCSAM 2016 U.S. Launch Events
Bellevue and Spokane, WA (Multiple Locations)
Oct 4 - 6, 2016
The National Cyber Security Alliance, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Washington State Governor's Office and the Washington State Office of Cybersecurity are partnering to host a three-day series of events to kick off National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in Bellevue and Spokane, WA.

National experts will explore cybersecurity issues of the day, including the use of drones and internet-connected cars. Attendees will also learn how consumers can manage their digital footprint, how small businesses can reduce their risk of a security breach and how the education system can prepare students and train veterans for one of today's fastest-growing job sectors. 

The events will be capped by a fast-pitch business competition at which startups from across the country can pitch their cybersecurity business ideas to venture capitalists.

Tuesday, Oct. 4
Official NCSAM Launch Event
Hyatt Regency, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA
8:00 a.m. – 1:50 p.m. (PDT)

Wednesday, Oct. 5
Bellevue Event
Hyatt Regency, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Spokane Event
Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive, Building 24, Room 110, Spokane, WA
8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 6
Bellevue Event
Hyatt Regency, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Learn more about and register for the Bellevue events here.
Find details and RSVP for the Spokane event here.

Scott Air Force Base Cyber Banquet
Scott Event Center, 47-51 Ward Drive, Scott AFB, IL
Oct 06, 2016
The Commander, 375th Air Mobility Wing Colonel Laura L. Lenderman cordially invites you to a banquet in support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, with guest speaker the Commander, United States Transporation Command, general Darren W. McDew, US Air Force
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. (CDT) 
  • Cost per person: $30 (includes dinner) 
RSVP by Sept. 30. Learn more and RSVP 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.

Northeast Annual Cybersecurity Summit
Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway, 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull, CT
Oct 07, 2016
The North East Annual Cybersecurity Summit (NEACS) is a premier cybersecurity resource for business executives and technology professionals. For the 4th consecutive year, NEACS (formerly the Annual CT Business Security Summit) will connect attendees with leading subject matter experts in security, privacy, and risk management. NEACS provides attendees with insights on current cybersecurity risks and threats, as well as business and technology strategies to protect against and respond to cyber-attacks, data breaches and fraud.

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EDT)

Learn more and register 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

Your Better Business Bureau and its partners are hosting an event to educate consumers and businesses about adding layers of security to their everyday online activities.  We will kick off the event with 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)
  • Featured Guests: Todd M. Kossaw, acting director, Federal Trade Commission; Tom Ensz, Cyber Security Unit, FBI Wichita; Lt. Col. Lincoln Schroeder, director of operations, 177th Information Aggressor Squadron; Amy Nofziger, regional director, AARP Foundation/Fraud Watch Network; Kristin Judge, director of special projects, National Cyber Security Alliance 

This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary continental breakfast will be included. Learn more and register here.

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: Binary Tattoo (@BinaryTat), CDK Global (@CDKGlobal), Council of Better Business Bureaus (@bbb_us), CSID (@CSIdentity), Dashlane (@Dashlane), ESET (@ESET), Herjavec Group (@HerjavecGroup), ISACA International (@ISACANews), Kids Email (@KidsEmail), LastPass (@LastPass), Level 3 Now (@Level3Now), LifeLock (@LifeLock), Logical Operations (@logicalops), National Cybersecurity Society (@TheNCSS), PKWARE (@PKWARE), Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (@PrivacyToday), RSA Conference (@RSAConference), Securing the Human (@SecureTheHuman), Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), TeleSign (@TeleSign), TSC Advantage (@TSCAdvantage), TWC Business Class (@TWCBusiness), U.S. Small Business Administration (@SBAgov), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (@cyber), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline)

Use #ChatSTC to join!

Mid-South Cyber Security Summit
FIT Auditorium, FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive, Memphis, TN
Oct 14, 2016
The University of Memphis Center for Information Assurance will be hosting the 9th annual Cyber Security Summit. Information assurance and cybersecurity experts will be onsite for presentations and networking to address current cybersecurity issues.

 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (CDT)

Find additional information and RSVP here

Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life – Hollywood, CA
The Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library, 7140 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Oct 17, 2016

The National Cyber Security Alliance is hosting an event to educate consumers and businesses about adding layers of security to their everyday online activities.

  • Time: 2-4 p.m. (PDT)
  • Featured Guests: Sen. Ben Allen (CA-26), California State Senate; Steve McFarland, president and CEO, Better Business Bureau of Los Angeles and Silicon Valley; Frederick J. Simon, special agent, FBI, Los Angeles Division Joint Regional Intelligence Center; Ben Raju, deputy district director, U.S. Small Business Administration Los Angeles District Office; Michael Kaiser, executive director, National Cyber Security Alliance

This event is free and open to the public. Learn more and register here.

Cyberwarfare – What is the Role of International Law?
British Embassy, 3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Oct 18, 2016
The Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter, Professor Sir Steve Smith, invites you to attend a global conversation. Cyberattacks pose an ever increasing threat to nation states in the 21st century, creating the potential for new forms of economic and military conflict between countries. Whereas international law has provided a consensus on the principles of sovereignty, human rights and armed conflict, it is not clear how these basic premises operate in cyberspace,and especially when these principles and norms come under attack by hostile actions. 

The international community has struggled to keep up with, and resolve, the legal issues posed by hostile cyber operations. In response, the NATO Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence commissioned a six-year study of the applicability of international law to cyberspace (called the Tallinn Manual Project) by 20 international experts under the direction of Professor Michael Schmitt of the University of Exeter. 

Professor Schmitt will demonstrate how this work is addressing some of the most fundamental questions asked by international policy makers today – namely should international law govern activities and behaviours in cyberspace, and if so, how? Hear a supporting position from esteemed cyber colleague Dr Tom Wingfield (National Defence University). Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions to an expert panel.

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

Learn more and RSVP here

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: Binary Tattoo (@BinaryTat), CDK Global (@CDKGlobal), CSID (@CSIdentity), Dashlane (@Dashlane), ESET (@ESET), Federal Trade Commission (@FTC), fTLD Registry (@fTLD_Registry), Herjavec Group (@HerjavecGroup), Higher Education Information Security Council (@HEISCouncil), Identity Theft Resource Center (@ITRCSD), Kids Email (@KidsEmail), LastPass (@LastPass), Level 3 Now (@Level3Now), National Cybersecurity Society (@TheNCSS), Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (@PrivacyToday), Securing the Human (@SecureTheHuman), Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), Sticky Password (@StickyPassword), Terrell McSweeny, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission (@TMcSweenyFTC), TeleSign (@TeleSign), TSC Advantage (@TSCAdvantage), TWC Business Class (@TWCBusiness), Visa Security (@VisaSecurity), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (@cyber), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline)
Use #ChatSTC to join!

Get Smart About Ransomware: Protect Yourself and Your Organization
Virtual (Webinar)
Oct 20, 2016
What would you do if your organization's data was held ransom, and the only way to get it back was to pay someone $17,000? That's exactly what Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center did earlier this year. Ransomware is a type of malicious software restricting access to a victim’s infected computer, demanding the victim pay money toget that access back. While the average ransom is only a few hundred dollars for individuals, hackers are beginning to target large organizations and demanding much larger sums of money. Do you think you're doing enough to protect yourself against ransomware threats?

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and it's time to start learning how to better protect yourself (and your organization) online. Support NCSAM by attending Security Innovation's free live webinar, which will discuss what ransomware is and how it affects you, real-world examples of ransomware attacks and what we've learned from them, what to do if you or your organization becomes a ransomware victim and how you can avoid ransomware threats to protect yourself and your organization.

Time: 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT

Learn more and register here

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.

Third Annual Los Angeles Cyber Security Summit 2016 – Silicon Beach
Hilton Center of Business, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Oct 22, 2016
Cyber attacks on corporations, governmental agencies and individuals are becoming increasingly widespread and regular, as well as more complex. In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, LMU is once again hosting The Third Annual Cybersecurity Summit that brings together government officials, private business executives and cybersecurity experts to discuss the current and emerging threats that exist in today’s sophisticated cyber environment and the technological advancements being made to countermeasure and manage these risks.

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (PDT)

Additional information and registration can be found 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: Binary Tattoo (@BinaryTat), CSID (@CSIdentity), Cyber-Seniors (@cyberseniors), Dashlane (@Dashlane), ESET (@ESET), Herjavec Group (@HerjavecGroup), Higher Education Information Security Council (@HEISCouncil), ISACA International (@ISACANews), Kids Email (@KidsEmail), LastPass (@LastPass), Level 3 Now (@Level3Now), Logical Operations (@logicalops), National Cybersecurity Society (@TheNCSS), NXP Semiconductors (@nxp), PKWARE (@PKWARE), Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (@PrivacyToday), Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), 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)

Learn more and register here

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)

Learn more and register here

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

NSA Day of Cyber: Fully-Funded Cyber Career Exploration Platform for Parents, Students and Educators
Virtual (Web Platform)
Oct 1 - 31, 2016
The NSA Day of Cyber is an interactive web platform and cyber career exploration resource sponsored by the National Security Agency and powered by LifeJourney. This national initiative is designed to raise awareness of and the "national IQ" for STEM and cyber education paths. There is no cost for students to participate, and the resource is available throughout National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)

The NSA Day of Cyber enables students to take a seat beside the NSA cyber threat director and test-drive a day in the lives of six NSA cyber professionals. Students will participate in challenging real-life cyber scenarios, discover the skills and tools used by the NSA cyber professionals, explore the vast number of careers in cybersecurity and generate their "cyber resumes."

To take advantage of this valuable resource, register 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

#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, 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), ESET (@ESET), Herjavec Group (@HerjavecGroup), Kids Email (@KidsEmail), LastPass (@LastPass), 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), 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.

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

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.  

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