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: Kids Email (@KidsEmail), Sticky Password (@StickyPassword), The Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), 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

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.

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

The Council of Better Business Bureaus and its partners offer 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)

This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary continental breakfast will be included. Additional details and registration to come. 

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: Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline)

Use #ChatSTC to join!

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: Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), Sticky Password (@StickyPassword), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline)
Use #ChatSTC to join!

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.

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: Security Awareness Company (@SecAwareCo), Sticky Password (@StickyPassword), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline) 

Use #ChatSTC to join!

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

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.