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Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life Tour – Denton
University of North Texas, The Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Boulevard, Denton, TX
Jun 02, 2016

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

Featured Guests:

  • Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26), U.S. House of Representatives, Chairman, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade
  • Tom McCoy, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Economic Development, University of North Texas
  • Jiang Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science, Texas Woman's University
  • Dama Brown, Regional Director, Southwest Region, Federal Trade Commission
  • Phylissia Landix, J.D., Vice President of Public Relations & Commmunications, Better Business Bureau Serving Dallas and Northeast Texas
  • Alain Espinosa, Board Secretary, North Texas InfraGard Members Alliance
  • Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance


  • 9 a.m.: Meet and greet
  • 9:15 a.m.: Welcome and opening remarks
  • 9:25 a.m.: Online safety presentation
  • 9:45 a.m.: Guest speaker
  • 10 a.m.: "Ask the expert" panel

Additional information and registration here

5 Steps to Better Business Cybersecurity
Empire State Plaza, Meeting Room 6, Albany, NY
Jun 07, 2016
Whether you are a small or mid-sized business, a nonprofit organization or an IT or e-commerce vendor, a cybersecurity problem can cause a tremendous amount of harm to your reputation and finances. To help your organization avoid these problems, the State of New York has partnered with the Better Business Bureau and the National Cyber Security Alliance to bring the "5 Steps to Better Business Cybersecurity" to New York. This program offers training and education materials that will help your organization learn how to protect itself from cyber attacks.
  • Registration: 9:30 a.m. (EDT)
  • Workshop: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. Learn more and register here.

TRUSTe Privacy Risk Summit 2016
Bespoke, 845 Market Street #450, San Francisco, CA
Jun 08, 2016

The 2016 Privacy Risk Summit will bring together leading privacy practitioners, lawyers, regulators and academics to address top privacy risks in the year ahead and share strategies for success.

The Summit builds on the success of the EU Data Protection Conference and IoT Privacy Summits to bring you an expanded program with three parallel conference tracks focusing on risks rising from technological and regulatory change and privacy risk management best practices.

Time: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (PDT)

Additional information and registration here.  

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Digital Bliss – Stay Safe Online This Wedding Season
Virtual (Twitter Chat)
Jun 09, 2016
June is Internet Safety Month, and it’s also the heart of wedding season. According to a 2015 survey by The Knot, wedding planning has gone mobile, with 89 percent of couples using their smartphones to stay on top of wedding planning tasks and to-do lists. It’s important to practice good security habits when using technology to prepare for your big day. Additionally, many of us are traveling this season, as couples take off on their honeymoons and friends and family members travel to out-of-town weddings. Travel becomes more digital every day, as people use mobile apps and websites to book flights, hotels and more and navigate their way around their destinations. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss how couples can practice good online safety through every step of the wedding-planning process and how their guests can be cyber-smart, too.
  • When: Thursday, June 9, 3 p.m. EDT/noon PDT
  • Guests: ConnectSafely (@ConnectSafely), Council of Better Business Bureaus (@bbb_us), CSID (@CSIdentity), E.G. Nadhan, Chief Technology Strategist, Red Hat (@NadhanEG), Equifax Finance Blog (@EFXFinanceBlog), Get Cyber Safe (@GetCyberSafe), Identity Theft Resource Center (@ITRCSD), Microsoft Safer Online (@Safer_Online), Sticky Password (@stickypassword), TeleSign (@TeleSign), The Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline)
Use #ChatSTC to join! 


Start With Security – Chicago
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, 375 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL
Jun 15, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC's) fourth “Start With Security” event is co-sponsored by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. During this one-day event, the FTC will bring together experts who will provide businesses with practical tips and strategies for implementing effective data security. FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen will provide opening remarks. 

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CDT) 

The event will be free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Registration is not required, but Northwestern Pritzker School of Law invites you to register to assist with event planning.

MEF Global Consumer Trust Summit – San Francisco
Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens Street #251, San Francisco, CA
Jun 23, 2016
Join the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) for the 6th annual MEF Global Consumer Trust Summit in San Francisco to discuss the drivers in the mobile ecosystem when it comes to privacy and security. Showcasing a clear shift from simple compliance to business-critical, the Summit provides pragmatic insights, discussions and guidance on the value of Consumer Trust to businesses’ bottom line.

Prepare your company for regulatory best practice, how to manage personal data and security issues unique to mobile with a day-long event dedicated to building trust and innovation in the mobile ecosystem.

Supported by AVG Technologies and Mozilla, the full-day event hosted at Mission Bay Conference Centre in San Francisco provides a forum for MEF’s Global Consumer Trust Working Group who will host break-out sessions to advance the agenda to ensure trust is at the heart of any business across the mobile ecosystem.

From personal privacy vs National Security to Amazon’s Pay-by-Selfie, privacy and security issues continue to dominate the media headlines. Regulation is rolling out across different markets. Is your business ready?

Additional information and registration here.

Cyber Security For Process Control Remote Oil and Gas Assets 2016
Crowne Plaza Northwest Brookhollow, 12801 Northwest Freeway, Houston, TX
Jun 22 - 23, 2016
Thoroughly researched with operators across North America, Cyber Security For Process Control Remote Oil & Gas Asset 2016 has been engineered to focus on delivering the full spectrum of cost- and time-effective strategies to secure industrial process control systems, remote assets and remote means of communication to identify and neutralize the true risks for cybersecurity to the industry.

Additional information and registration here.

2nd Annual Cyber Security for Defense Summit
2651 Perimeter Parkway, Augusta, GA
Jun 22 - 24, 2016
Of the course of the last year, the cyber domain has only become more complicated. With the recent attacks on Sony and the Office of Personnel Management, it has never been more apparent that cyber must be at the forefront of the conversation as we move into realization of the Force of the Future. Join us as we explore the next generation of cyber defenses in our Advanced Cyber Warfare Day, followed by two extraordinary days of information packed content on the newest acquisition projections, evolving challenges of cyber and network commands and more. Come and be a part of the future of cybersecurity. The only thing missing is you!

Additional information and registration here.

Washington, D.C. Metro Cyber Security Summit
Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, VA
Jun 30, 2016
If you are a senior-level executive responsible for protecting your company's critical data, don't miss this upcoming Cyber Security Summit. As a business leader, you will learn about the latest security threats facing your company and have 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. (EDT)

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.

TECHEXPO Cyber Security Hiring Event
Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, VA
Jun 30, 2016
TECHEXPO's professional hiring events have benefited nearly a million attendees since 1993. TECHEXPO looks forward to helping you advance your career and saving you time in your job search by providing you the opportunity to meet face to face with some of the nation's leading companies, including Alert Logic, Anomoli, BalaBit – Europe Kft./BalaBit IT Security, Centrify Corporation, Centripetal Networks, CenturyLink, Darktrace Ltd., eSentire, GovEvents, iboss Cybersecurity, InfoBlox, Intel Security, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Re-Sec Technologies, Red Canary, Tanium and Vectra Networks.

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (EDT)

Cybersecurity experience is required to attend. Additional information here

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.