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The 2016 Cato Surveillance Conference
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Dec 14, 2016
As the nation prepares for a new presidential administration, the Cato Institute will gather technologists, legislators, activists and intelligence officials to survey the privacy landscape, look ahead to the issues Americans will be debating over the next eight years — from government hacking to predictive “big data” to the “Internet of things” — and examine how and whether Americans can still live at least occasionally free from prying eyes.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EST)

Learn more and register to attend in person or view the livestream here

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation Future Forum – Cyber Security
Ignited at El Camp, 2150 Park Place, Suite 100, El Segundo, CA
Dec 14, 2016
A wide swath of L.A.-based industries – from financial tech and banking to media and entertainment to aerospace and defense – face unprecedented risk from cyber attacks. Cyber attacks aren't just mischievous hackers playing games with our security and firewalls anymore. As recent news headlines illustrate, entire companies can be brought to a grinding halt when targeted by "hacktivists" backed by nation-states. This is the new reality and face of vyber threats. Understanding these cybercriminals and potential security pitfalls is the cornerstone of a strong business defense. Attendees will gain insight from experts on these topics and more:
  • Best practices for protecting your intellectual property, trade secrets and other confidential content
  • An understanding of how cloud-based cybersecurity, big data analytics and advanced authentication can protect your company
  • A deep dive into what companies have done to implement risk-based cybersecurity frameworks to help guide their information security programs
  • New insights into cybersecurity's upcoming trends and opportunities
  • Ensuring your cybersecurity workforce is armed with the tools, techniques and training to deter bad actors
  • The cybersecurity insights PwC gained from its Global State of Information Security Survey 2017

When: 7:30-10:30 a.m. (PST)

Learn more and register here

Cyber Risk Wednesday: Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity and the Future of US Cyber Policy
Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator), Washington, D.C.
Dec 14, 2016
Please join the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative for a panel discussion on the findings and recommendations of the Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. 
The Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity turned its report in to the President on Dec. 1. Established in February by executive order, the Commission was charged with making recommendations to “address actions that can be taken over the next decade” to improve national cybersecurity. The Commission’s recommendations are expected to include information for government agencies, private companies, and other stakeholders, covering a wide range of activities in cyberspace, emerging technologies, the Internet of Things and industry best practices.
The event will gather members of the Presidential Commission to discuss the findings and the report’s implications for cybersecurity, business and the near future of cyber policy in the United States. 

Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m. (EST)

A reception will follow the event. RSVP now and read the report here.

Global Cybersecurity in 2017: What’s next
Washington, D.C, Economic Partnership, 1495 F Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Dec 14, 2016

From charges that Russian hackers tampered with the US presidential election to a digital attack that caused a Ukrainian blackout, 2016 has been a year of unprecedented cyberattacks. It also laid bare the need for the international community to join forces in confronting these growing global threats.

Join Passcode on Dec. 14 to explore the best ideas for how nations can effectively work together to improve cybersecurity, hear about emerging threats that demand the world's attention, and discover the latest approaches for outsmarting criminal hackers.

Time: 8:00-9:30 a.m. (EST)

Learn more and register 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.

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2016
Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Dec 10 - 17, 2016
At SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 (CDI), SANS offers hands-on, immersion-style security training courses taught by real-world practitioners. This is an opportunity to understand how the newest cyber attacks work and what you can do to prevent them or mitigate the damage, ensure that your tools are up to the task of finding, blocking and deciphering hacking attacks and get the training you need to make your organization cyber secure.

This training event is available both in person and remotely. Learn more and register 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.

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Managing Your Privacy in the Internet of Me
Virtual (Twitter Chat)
Jan 18, 2017
Today, we are more connected than ever before, and by 2020 more than 30.7 billion devices will be connected to the internet. Connected devices, which provide great convenience to our lives, are fueled by information about us, like our behaviors and preferences. Many of us may be unaware of how our information is being used, collected and shared. There are some things you can do to manage your privacy online. Join @STOPTHNKCONNECT and a panel of experts for a Twitter chat on managing your privacy in a growing “Internet of Me” world.
  • When: 3-4 p.m. EST/12-1 p.m. PST
  • Guests: National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline), additional guests TBD

Use #ChatSTC to join!

Celebrating Our Digital Rights
The Sphinx Club at Franklin Square, 1315 K Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Jan 19, 2017
Join the Center for Democracy & Technology for a warm cocktail reception on the afternoon prior to the inauguration of the 45th U.S. president. The event will start with a brief program focused on the values we must uphold over the next four years, followed by a cocktail reception and conversation on how we can minimize inequality, promote free expression and protect digital civil liberties though technology and policy.

2:30-5:00 p.m. (EST)

Learn more and RSVP here

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Being #PrivacyAware is Good for Business
Virtual (Twitter Chat)
Jan 25, 2017

Consumers are paying closer attention to the value of their personal information and how to manage their privacy. To build trust, businesses must address customers’ preferences, needs and concerns about privacy by being transparent about their collection, use and protection of consumer data and providing easy-to-use privacy and security tools. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will help you understand how privacy is good for business and the steps your organization can take to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust.

  • When: 3-4 p.m. EST/12-1 p.m. PST
  • Guests: National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline), additional guests TBD

Use #ChatSTC to join!

Data Privacy Day Event 2017
Twitter HQ, San Francisco, CA /Livestream/Facebook Live/Periscope
Jan 26, 2017
The National Cyber Security Alliance will host a daylong event LIVE from Twitter's headquarters in San Francisco featuring panels, TED-style talks and interviews focusing on the latest privacy issues for consumers and business. The event will be available online for the world to watch. A limited number of in-person tickets will be available. Stay tuned for more details!

We want to hear from you! Tell us which privacy topics you want to learn about at the Data Privacy Day event by completing this brief poll!  

Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Conference: The Age of Intelligent Machines
Brussels, Belgium
Jan 25 - 27, 2017
CPDP is a nonprofit platform originally founded in 2007 by research groups from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Université de Namur and Tilburg University. The platform was joined in the following years by the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique and the Fraunhofer Institut für System und Innovationsforschung and has now grown into a platform carried by 20 academic centers of excellence from the EU, the US and beyond. As a world-leading multidisciplinary conference CPDP offers the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. Within an atmosphere of independence and mutual respect, CPDP gathers academics, lawyers, practitioners, policy-makers, industry and civil society from all over the world in Brussels, offering them an arena to exchange ideas and discuss the latest emerging issues and trends. This unique multidisciplinary formula has served to make CPDP one of the leading data protection and privacy conferences in Europe and around the world.

Learn more and register here

Save the Date: Data Privacy Day 2017
Jan 28, 2017
Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust is the theme for Data Privacy Day (DPD), an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. Data Protection Day commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Data Privacy Day is now a celebration for everyone, observed annually on Jan. 28.

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) assumed leadership of Data Privacy Day from the Privacy Projects in August 2011. A nonprofit, public-private partnership dedicated to promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet, NCSA is advised by a distinguished advisory committee of privacy professionals. 
Data Privacy Day is the signature event in a greater privacy awareness and education effort. Year-round, NCSA educates consumers on how they can own their online presence and shows organizations how privacy is good for business. NCSA's privacy awareness campaign is an integral component of STOP. THINK. CONNECT. ‒ the global online safety, security and privacy campaign. 

Data Privacy Day will be recognized on Thursday, Jan. 26, with an event at Twitter HQ in San Francisco, CA. Limited space is available in person, and the event will be livestreamed as well. Stay tuned for additional details. 

Learn more about Data Privacy Day and how you can get involved here.

RSA® Conference 2017: Power of Opportunity
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
Feb 13 - 17, 2017

NCSA is excited to once again support and partner with RSA Conference, the industry’s premier information security event. Attendees can expect enhanced experiences including:

  • Five days of networking with the industry’s best and brightest

  • 550+ exhibitors, product demos and one-to-one face time with sponsors

  • Access to more hands-on and immersive programs in the newly expanded campus – the Marriott Marquis!

Early Bird special for RSA Conference 2017  

Take advantage of the opportunity to save $1,000 off a Full Conference Pass during the Early Bird period, plus an additional $100 discount offered to NCSA partners. The Early Bird period ends Nov. 4, 2016. Register today here.

NCSA member discount code: 1U7NCSAFD

Join us and learn new approaches to the right security strategy for your organization, discover the latest innovations and interact with top industry leaders and pioneers.

See you in San Francisco!

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.

IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2017
London, UK
Mar 13 - 14, 2017
Set in London, the Data Protection Intensive delivers innovative solutions to today’s top privacy and data protection challenges. Known for its exceptional programming, the Intensive has come into its own as a leading forum for practical data protection education. 

Additional details TBD. Learn more and register here.

CoSN 2017 Annual Conference: Invent the Future
Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E. North Water Street, Chicago, IL
Apr 3 - 6, 2017
Personalized learning, digital equity and accessibility for all students are close to becmoing reality. CoSN invites you to invest four days that will energize, inspire and equip you to transform your district. Filled with interactive workshops, discussions with educational pioneers and experts and networking opportunities, the conference will address the following questions:
  • How do school leaders ensure that all learners can be "continuously connected" both in school and outside?
  • How do school leaders cope with the complexity of constant connectivity as the norm?
  • How do school leaders create educational environments that support continued improvement?

4th Annual Kingdom Cyber Security Conference
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Apr 18 - 19, 2017
The Kingdom Cyber Security Conference is an annual gathering of leading security leaders driving forward the agend aof successfully integrating security into the fiber of busienss. The 4th edition in Riyadh will go beyond statistics to unearth real-time solutions and best practices.

Learn more and register here

IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2017
Washington, D.C.
Apr 17 - 20, 2017
With the five-star education and up-to-the-minute discussion you’ve come to expect (and let’s not forget the Privacy Bash!), this premier global privacy conference returns to Washington, D.C., for spring 2017. 

Training and Workshops: April 17-18
Conference: April 19-20

Additional details TBD. Learn more and register here

IP EXPO Manchester
Manchester, UK
Apr 26 - 27, 2017
IP EXPO Manchester is part of IP EXPO Europe, a top enterprise IT event series for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive their business forward. Now in its third year, the event showcases brand-new, exclusive content and senior-level insights from across the industry and unveils the latest developments in IT. It covers what you need to know to run a successful enterprise or organization.

Learn more and register here.

Cyber Security North Africa Summit
Cairo, Egypt
May 15 - 16, 2017
The Cyber Security North Africa Summit will outline the key cybersecurity challenges faced by chief information security officers and gather leading experts to share best practices and leading technologies and lay a strong foundation to combat rising cyber threats in the region.

Learn more and register here

IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2017
Toronto, ON
May 15 - 18, 2017
The premier event in Canadian privacy, the Symposium draws the top minds in the field for intensive education and discussion on emerging data privacy issues. The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) took Canada’s privacy field by storm in 2016 with record-breaking attendance, and as the profession continues to make headlines around the globe, we’re excited for an even bigger symposium in 2017.

Training and Workshops: May 15-16
Conference: May 17-18

Additional details TBD. Learn more and register here