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#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: Better Business Bureau (@bbb_us), ConnectSafely (@ConnectSafely), CyberWise (@BeCyberwise), Family Online Safety Institute (@FOSI), Federal Trade Commission (@FTC), Future of Privacy Forum (@futureofprivacy), Get Cyber Safe (@GetCyberSafe), Higher Education Information Security Council (@HEISCouncil), Identity Theft Resource Center (@ITRCSD), iKeepSafe (@iKeepSafe), Jean Chatzky, Financial Editor, TODAY Show (@JeanChatzky), Lee Kim, Director, Privacy and Security, HIMSS North America (@lkimcissp), PCI Security Standards Council (@PCISSC), Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (@PrivacyToday), Safer Online by Microsoft (@Safer_Online), Visa Security (@VisaSecurity), Women in Security and Privacy (@wisporg), Data Privacy Day (@DataPrivacyDay), 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

Best Practices to Create a Data Inventory and Meet GDPR Compliance
Virtual (Webinar)
Jan 24, 2017
Join TRUSTe for this webinar as part of the TRUSTe Privacy Insight Series.

12-1 p.m. EST/9-10 a.m. PST

Learn more and register here

European Insights Summit – Data Protection and Privacy in the Context of Research
Flemish-Europe Liaison Agency, Avenue Cortenbergh 74, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Jan 24, 2017

Join us to celebrate the social value of research! This event showcases the crucial role the insights community plays every day to inform policy debates, provide evidence for crucial service upgrades, and help business leaders drive economic growth.

Through the results of actual research projects, discover how research is helping to create new insights into major societal and business challenges, supporting decision-makers to enrich the lives of ordinary citizens and deliver economic growth.

Network with a cross-disciplinary audience (policy makers, civil servants, business and non-profit association representatives, and practitioners) working in the policy fields of research, digital economy, data privacy and protection, the single market, social policy and democratic participation amongst other subjects of political importance. 

 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (GMT+1)

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

Webinar: Taxed during Tax Season – Reducing Tax Fraud in the Workplace
Virtual (Webinar)
Jan 24, 2017
The IRS reported more than $227 millino claimed in fraudulent tax refunds in 2016. It pays to be smart about how to avoid this continually growing form of identity theft. Learn about the most common tax fraud scams and what you can do to minimize tax fraud risk for your company and your employees.
  • Speakers: Eva Velasquez, CEO/President, Identity Theft Resource Center; Laura Lively, Executive Director, PaymentsEd
  • Time: 2-3 p.m. EST/11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PST

Learn more and register here.


Privacy After Hours – São Paulo
Opice Blum Attorneys at Law Alameda Joaquim Eugenio de Lima, 680, 1o andar, São Paulo, Brazil
Jan 24, 2017
Join IAPP members for Privacy After Hours in honor of Data Privacy Day.

Time: 7-9 p.m. (GMT-2)

Learn more and RSVP here

The State of Cybersecurity Under the New Administration
Deloitte, 555 Mission Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA
Jan 24, 2017

Cybersecurity is an increasingly critical issue in our everyday lives. Hacking is easy to conduct and immensely profitable for attackers. Defense, on the other hand, is difficult, reactive, and expensive. Cybersecurity remains a significant challenge for public, companies, and government.

How will the new Washington administration approach cybersecurity in today's global economy? Will we see more collaboration between industry and government? How will the new administration’s policies affect the state of cybersecurity and our individual rights and liberties? And what can the public do to move the conversation forward?

Join us for an evening of discussion on the future of cybersecurity under the new administration. We'll discuss evolving challenges, and how industry, the government, and the public can work together to advance the field.

6-8:30 p.m. (PST)

Learn more and register here

January Privacy Lab – Ask the EFF – Privacy State of the Union for 2017
Mozilla, 2 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA
Jan 24, 2017
For Mozilla's first Privacy Lab of 2017, we've invited a panel of five experts from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to present a privacy state of the union and wish list for the new year. Each will spend 5-10 minutes describing their hopes and dreams for 2017 as well as discussing their plans for digital rights. Afterwards there will be time for open Q&A and general discussion.

#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: Better Business Bureau Enterprise (@BBB_Enterprise), ConnectSafely (@ConnectSafely), CyberWise (@BeCyberwise), Federal Trade Commission (@FTC), Future of Privacy Forum (@futureofprivacy), Get Cyber Safe (@GetCyberSafe), Higher Education Information Security Council (@HEISCouncil), iKeepSafe (@iKeepSafe), Lee Kim, Director, Privacy and Security, HIMSS North America (@lkimcissp), Level 3 Now (@Level3Now), Mary Rossell, Director, Intel Privacy Office & SDL Governance Office, Intel Corporation (@mrossellprivacy), Michelle Dennedy, Vice President & Chief Privacy Officer, Cisco (@mdennedy), PCI Security Standards Council (@PCISSC), Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (@PrivacyToday), Securing the Human (@SecureTheHuman), TRUSTe (@TRUSTe), Visa Security (@VisaSecurity), Women in Security and Privacy (@wisporg), Data Privacy Day (@DataPrivacyDay), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline), additional guests TBD

Use #ChatSTC to join!

The Roots of Privacy- Philo.Law Technology
Stewart Mott Foundation, 122 Maryland Avenue NE,Washington, D.C.
Jan 25, 2017
This event, hosted by the Dialogue on Diversity, is free and open to the public. Topics to be discussed include government surveillance, data collection campaigns of private-sector commercial organizations, civil rights issues, education for safe and prudent use of social media, health privacy and the Internet of Things.

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (EST)

RSVP to dialog.div@prodigy.net

Data Privacy Day – Privacy Program Fundamentals
Virtual (Webinar)
Jan 25, 2017
Privacy Ref is celebrating Data Privacy Day by offering a free two-hour course on privacy basics. This session will cover how to define privacy, developing a privacy program, consenting to data processing and more. 

Normally this course is $250, but to ring in the new year, it is available to you for free. Sign up today to reserve your spot as space is limited.

1-3 p.m. EST/10 a.m. – 12 p.m. PST

Learn more and register here.  

Live from Twitter HQ: Data Privacy Day Event 2017
Twitter HQ, San Francisco, CA /Livestream/Facebook Live/Periscope
Jan 26, 2017
Join the National Cyber Security Alliance to watch exciting TED-style talks, segments and interviews focusing on the latest privacy issues for consumers and business. 

The event will be available online for the world to watch on Livestream, Periscope and Facebook Live.

Not-to-be-missed segments include:
  • Scams, ID Theft and Fraud, Oh My – And Ways to Fight Back
  • What You Should Know About the Internet of Me and Your Privacy
  • How to Read a Privacy Policy in Less Than 60 Seconds – Even If It Was Written For a Lawyer
  • Privacy and the Next President
  • Growing Up Online and the Need for Teaching Privacy in Schools

Register to watch live here. For more information about Data Privacy Day, visit https://staysafeonline.org/dpd.


Cybersecurity Awareness Series by Braintrace, LLC, in Partnership with O.C. Tanner: Breach Detection
O.C. Tanner, 1930 State Street, Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 26, 2017
Braintrace, LLC, is excited to partner with O.C. Tanner for the 2017 Cybersecurity Awareness Series being held at the newly remodeled O.C. Tanner Headquarters. In an ongoing effort to educate the Utah business community, this program emphasizes cybersecurity and the ever-changing threat landscape. Attendees will enjoy light refreshments and an informative open forum. We hope to see you there.

Time: 10-11:30 a.m. (MST)

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

Privacy After Hours – Washington, D.C.
Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Jan 26, 2017
Privacy After Hours is a fun and easy way for International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) members and non-members to get to know other local privacy professionals. There's no agenda – just show up to the designated after hours location and have a good time! The event is being organized by a volunteer coordinator in your community, and it's open to anyone who works in or is interested in privacy. 

  • Time: 6-8 p.m. (EST)
  • Local Host: Jenn Behrens, FIP, Partner, EVP of Privacy, KUMA 
Learn more and RSVP here.

Privacy After Hours – San Francisco
Press Club, 20 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA
Jan 26, 2017
Join International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) members and nonmembers for Privacy After Hours.
  • Time: 6 p.m. (PST)
  • Host: Timothy Yim, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPT, CIPM, FIP, Director of Data & Privacy, Startup Policy Lab, Attorney & Principal, Law Office of Timothy Yim

Data Privacy Day – Indianapolis
Union 50, 620 N. East Street, Indianapolis, IN
Jan 26, 2017
Join privacy professionals for an evening of complimentary cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and great networking as we celebrate Data Privacy Day.

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. (EST)

Learn more and RSVP here

Privacy After Hours – Durham
University Club, 3100 University Tower, 17th Floor, Durham, NC
Jan 26, 2017
Join IAPP and Carolina Privacy Officials Network (CPON) members for Privacy After Hours in honor of Data Privacy Day. 

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

Learn more and register here. Find additional Privacy After Hours events here.  

Privacy After Hours – Austin
Yardhouse, 11800 Domain Boulevard, Austin, TX
Jan 26, 2017
Join IAPP members for Privacy After Hours in honor of Data Privacy Day.

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. (CST)

RSVP here.

Privacy After Hours – Detroit
Skyline Club, 2000 Town Center, 28th Floor, Southfield, MI
Jan 26, 2017
Join IAPP members for Privacy After Hours. 

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. (EST)

RSVP here

Privacy After Hours – Seattle
Orfeo, 2107 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA
Jan 26, 2017
Join IAPP for Privacy After Hours – Seattle.

Time: 4:30-7:00 p.m. ( PST)

RSVP here

Privacy After Hours – Minneapolis
Punch Bowl Social, 1637 West End Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN
Jan 26, 2017
Join IAPP members at Privacy After Hours in honor of Data Privacy Day. 

5-7 p.m. (CST)

RSVP here

Privacy After Hours – Leawood, KS
Rye Restaurant, 10551 Mission Road, Leawood, KS
Jan 26, 2017
Please join IAPP members for Privacy After Hours in support of Data Privacy Day.

5:30-7:00 p.m. (CST)

RSVP here

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

Data Privacy Day 2017 Event – Hosted by ESET, Morrison & Foerster, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse and ESET North America
Morrison & Foerster LLP, 12531 High Bluff Drive, Suite 100, San Diego, CA
Jan 27, 2017

Join privacy and security experts from ESET, Morrison and Foerster and the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse for a stimulating and educational Data Privacy Day panel discussion. Learn from local community privacy experts on how to better protect your company, clients and staff. 

Data security policies are crucial to companies who value the protection of their dataand the privacy of their clients' information. By safegaurding this information, companies can preserve the trust of clients and employees and protect their most integral assets.

Time: 7-9 a.m. (PST)

Breakfast is included in the registration. Proceeds benefit Privacy Rights Clearinghouse and Securing Our eCity Foundation. Learn more and register here.

Computers, Privacy & Data Protection (CPDP) 2017: The Age of Intelligent Machines
Brussels, Belgium
Jan 25 - 27, 2017
CPDP2017 will stage more than 60 panels and workshops with a stimulating mix of academics, practitioners, regulators and advocates, as well as multiple side events such as open debates, PechaKucha performances and artistic interventions. Panel discussions include:
  • Beyond Encryption: New Powers and New Problems
  • Online Advertising: Data Protection and Privac Concerns of Users, Industry and Regulators
  • The Law and Science of De-Identification
  • Privacy Platform: Ethics and Law in Privacy
  • Legal Challenges to the International Transfer of DAta: Privacy Shield and Standard Contractual Clauses
  • Consumer Credit, Profiling and Automated Decision Making

Quick and Easy Privacy Tips for Your Business
ATB Entrepreneur Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Jan 27, 2017
Discover the top 10 mistakes business commonly make with confidential information – and what you can do to avoid them…from privacy expert, Jean L. Eaton, your practical privacy coach. If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner, manager or privacy officer who wants to protect your business from errors, omissions or attacks that could result in complaints, fines and even jail time, plan now to attend this event hosted by the ATB Entrepreneur Centre.

Time: 12-1 p.m. (MST)

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. 

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 streamed live from Twitter HQ in San Francisco, CA. To learn more about the event and how you can watch, visit https://dataprivacyday2017.eventbrite.com.

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

Data Privacy Day E-Course
Virtual (E-Course)
Jan 23 - 31, 2017
Do you want to enjoy the benefits of the internet without the fear of identity theft and privacy breaches? This e-course is a fun, free educational resource you can use at home or at work. Each day from January 23 to 31, Information Managers Ltd. will share a quick tip that you can use right away to protect your personal information online. The course includes posters, short articles with practical information, videos, infographics, links to additional free resources, a certificate of completion and a live webinar. 

Learn more and register here

2017 Congressional Staff Data Privacy Day Lunch Briefing
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2044, 45 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.
Jan 31, 2017
In recognition of Data Privacy Day, the Online Trust Alliance is hosting this briefing with honorary co-hosts the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus. This lunch briefing will share data on recent cyber incidents and best practices to help prevent, detect, mitigate and respond to the incident. Speakers will review data and lessons learned from the 2017 Cyber Incident & Breach Response Guide.

Discussion will include a review of the evolving definition of cyber incidents, and panelists will discuss trends, security best practices and how to best respond, including a review of cyber insurance and remediation practices.

Government Hacking: Assessing and Mitigating the Security Risk
Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School, Room 190, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA
Feb 02, 2017
Join Mozilla and Stanford Center for Internet and Society for the third installment in a series of conversations about government hacking. The growing availability of default-on encryption tools means that governments cannot make sense of data they would otherwise be able to lawfully access in a criminal or intelligence investigation. Instead, governments are finding work-arounds, such as hacking into the computers that store data investigators need to access and remotely searching, monitoring user activity on, or even interfering with the operation of those machines. Technologists have played a critical role identifying the security risks that would be created by various proposals to mandate government access to encrypted data. In contrast, comparatively little discussion has occurred about the security risks inherent in government hacking.

This discussion will bring together leading technologists to examine that risk in more detail, focusing on the computer security implications of government hacking. When the government operates as an attacker on the network, how does that impact network security for internet users overall? What security risks does this create for those other than the immediate targets? How do those risks materialize and what is the magnitude of that risk for the overall Internet ecosystem? How, if at all, can it be mitigated? And how should these security risks inform the government’s overall policy regarding hacking?

Presented by the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and Mozilla, the event series is dedicated to convening experts in cybersecurity, government surveillance technologies, and public policy to examine the legal, technical, and policy challenges associated with government hacking. 

2017 Cyber Incident & Breach Readiness Planning Highlights
Virtual (Webinar)
Feb 07, 2017
In recognition of Data Privacy Day, the Online Trust Alliance is hosting this webinar to review highlights of the 2017 Cyber Incident and Breach Readiness Plan. Attend to learn best practices to help protect your data, complete risk assessments and develop an adequate response plan. Download the guide in advance of the webinar at https://otalliance.org/Incident.

1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST

Learn more and register here

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Tips & Tricks for Rethinking the Family “Tech Talk”
Virtual (Twitter Chat) (In-Person Location: Cyber Safety Village, RSA Conference, Moscone Center West, San Francisco, CA)
Feb 14, 2017

You probably know what your kids should be doing to be safe online, but do you know how to talk to them about their online lives in a way that resonates? Join @RSAConference and @STOPTHNKCONNECT live from RSA® Conference to discuss best practices for teaching kids about online safety, security and privacy in an always-connected world. Share stories about what has worked for you and get tips on how you can have effective conversations that move beyond just cyber rules to real-life online experiences, build trust and teach kids to think critically about their behaviors and how they can be safe, secure and ethical digital citizens.

  • When: 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST
  • Moderator: RSA Conference (@RSAConference)
  • Guests: Dashlane (@Dashlane), STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ (@STOPTHNKCONNECT), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline), additional guests TBD

Use #ChatSTC to join! And if you’re at RSA Conference, join the chat with us in person at the RSA Cyber Safety Village (Moscone West, 2nd Floor).

Nonprofits On the Loose @ RSA Conference 2017: A Heartbreakers Bash
American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina Street, San Francisco, CA
Feb 14, 2017
The National Cyber Security Alliance, APWG, the FIDO Alliance and the Online Trust Alliance invite RSA® Conference attendees to enjoy fun, food and drink at the American Bookbinders Museum.

5-8 p.m. (PST)

Please bring your conference badge to attend. 

RSA® Conference CyberSafety Village
RSA® Conference, Moscone West, Level 2, San Francisco, CA
Feb 13 - 16, 2017
Join the National Cyber Security Alliance at RSA® Conference to learn about how you can rethink the family tech talk. Learn how to talk to your kids about online safety in a way that resonates. 

Learn more about the conference here.

RSA® Conference Track Session: Making the Business Case for Managing Cyber Risk
RSA® Conference, San Francisco, CA
Feb 16, 2017
Effectively managing cyber risk requires board and senior-level executives to understand this dynamic issue. Join the National Cyber Security Alliance at RSA® Conference for a track session in which experts will discuss how to frame and make the business case for managing cyber risk.

8-8:45 a.m. (PST) 

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! 

Take advantage of the opportunity to receive a $100 discount offered to NCSA partners. 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.

Privacy Shield Self-Certification– What’s Next?
Virtual (Webinar)
Feb 23, 2017
Join TRUSTe for a webinar as part of the TRUSTe Privacy Insight Series.

12=1 p.m. EST/9-10 a.m. EST

Learn more and register here

Utah Cyber Connect Series
O.C. Tanner, 1930 State Street, Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 23, 2017
The Cyber Connect Series aims to create a community where technical and non-technical professionals can learn about safeguarding their information and share awareness initiatives across the Salt Lake Valley. Cyber safety is the responsibility of everyone. As IT leaders and users, we must be able to raise awareness throughout our organizations.

Please join this discussion of tools, techniques and best practices that will enable all of our users a safer network environment.

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (MST) 

Light refreshments will be provided. Learn more and register here.

2nd International Cyber Security Conference
Security Forces Officer's Club, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Feb 27, 2017
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is rapidly developing and diversifying its economy as part of Vision 2030. A key factor of this bold new economic plan is information and communications technology (ICT). However, the widespread use of ICT heightens the risk of cyber security threats from hackers, hacktivists, insiders, organised criminals, and even foreign governments.

In order to successfully combat these threats, the Kingdom must develop relevant standards, policies and legal frameworks; share and disseminate critical information and alerts; and most importantly, create further education and awareness among cyber security stakeholders.

In pursuit of these goals, Ministry of Interior (MOI) represented by National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), in partnership with Naseba, will organise the 2nd Annual International Cyber Security Conference (ICSC). 

Learn more here

Cyber Security for Critical Assets (CS4CA) USA
Houston, TX
Mar 8 - 9, 2017
Cybersecurity is a core focus for governments and businesses in the United States. As cyber-attacks grow in sophistication, frequency and intensity, key industries are increasingly becoming high-profile targets. The CS4CA USA Summit will connect a wide range of senior-level thought leaders across the oil and gas, energy, utility, chemical and petrochemical, water and aerospace industries and allow them to discuss industry challenges, share experiences and investigage the best practices, moving from recover-focused to practice and forward-thinking discussions that will bridge the gap between government, IT and OT senior leaders.

Learn more and register here

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.

Privacy Program Management: A Framework for Success
Virtual (Webinar)
Mar 23, 2017
Join TRUSTe for this webinar as part of the TRUSTe Privacy Insight Series.

12-1 p.m. EST/9-10 a.m. PST

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

IAPP Privacy Bar Section Forum 2017
Hogan Lovells US LLP, Columbia Square, 555 Thirteenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Apr 21, 2017
Join International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) President and CEO J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP and Founding Privacy Bar Section Chair Christopher Wolf, along with a distinguished group of your peers and colleagues, at the Privacy Bar Section Forum 2017. During this information-packed half-day event, you’ll hear from renowned keynote speakers and a distinguished panel of legal and privacy experts who’ll discuss such topics as the past and future of the privacy profession for lawyers, how to make the regulatory process less painful, how state attorneys general might approach privacy regulation under a Trump administration and much more. 

Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (EST)

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.

ROI of Privacy: Building a Case for Investment
Virtual (Webinar)
Apr 27, 2017
Join TRUSTe for this webinar as part of the TRUSTe Privacy Insight Series.

12-1 p.m. EST/9-10 a.m. PST

Learn more and register here

Cyber Resolve: Workshops for Boards and Executives
Westin New York at Times Square, New York, NY
May 01, 2017

CyberVista understands that today’s leaders are tasked with protecting their company from all types of risk. Cybersecurity risk is one such risk and shouldn’t be relegating to the IT department. Corporate leaders and board members must have the expertise to ask and understand cybersecurity questions to lead their organizations toward a sturdy, resilient posture. This cyber risk workshop is designed to empower directors and executives to make cybersecurity-related decisions for their organizations by detailing actionable steps that promote cyber resiliency. Unlike other programs, we built this with your priorities and perspectives in mind. The dynamic workshop uses a cyber governance framework to help senior leadership assess cyber risk, monitor the effectiveness of cyber-related controls, and react to crises when they occur.

Developed by cyber risk professionals, this interactive workshop delivers a comprehensive approach to the fundamentals of cyber governance and management The workshop culminates in cyber breach simulation that puts your leadership skills to the test in a real-world cyber crisis situation.

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EDT)

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

GDPR: DPIA & Data Breach Requirements – Assessing Individual Harm
Virtual (Webinar)
May 23, 2017
Join TRUSTe for a webinar as part of the TRUSTe Privacy Insight Series.

12-1 p.m. EST/9-10 a.m. PST

Learn more and register here

Planning for the Future: A Conference About Identity Theft
Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C.
May 24, 2017
Join the Federal Trade Commission for an all-day conference taking a comprehensive look at how identity theft has evolved over the last decade and what we can do to address this challenge in the future.

The unauthorized disclosure of personal information can result in identity theft and other frauds. Data breaches, lost equipment, and insiders have made sensitive consumer information available for identity thieves to use in a variety of ways. Because consumers often reuse their usernames and passwords, identity thieves with access to this information may have access to additional consumer accounts. Identity thieves are using the information they obtain to perpetrate fraud against consumers, businesses and the government; obtain employment and medical care; and hide from law enforcement.

Identity theft can have ramifications beyond financial harm. For example, consumers may be denied access to crucial services or medical care. Identity theft can also pose a threat to public safety, particularly when used to create fraudulent identity documents that facilitate criminal activity or enable individuals to hide from law enforcement.

The conference will gather input from academics, business and industry representatives, government experts and consumer advocates. We’ll look at the current state of identity theft, examine potential future challenges and discuss how to address these issues. 

The event is free and open to the public. The conference will also be available online via webcast. Learn more and register here