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Join Cranium for a lively discussion to honor National Cyber Security Awareness Month!
Learn how to secure your business and protect the privacy of customer and employee data. Come for the discussions & networking and stay for a cocktail as we toast the opening of our NYC Area office.
Join this interactive panel with experts from the cyber security, identity and privacy space to learn more about:
- What we know occurred or is likely to have occurred
- Data Breach Timeline - too slow or too fast
- External communications - how has the breach been handled and communicated
- Internal Actions - security remediation, work with law enforcement, root cause, incident response
- External forces - lawsuits, media scrutiny, and customer communications
Live from Black Hat USA in Las Vegas, Debra will moderate this expert panel, brought to you by ITSPmagazine and BrightTalk. We’ll explore these topics and more as we ask some very difficult, yet enlightening, questions. This is a must-attend session if you want to:
- Learn to ask the question: is this thing secure?
- Understand what the response to this question means and how or why it is or isn’t safe to use.
- Identify your role in your own cyber safety and that of those around you.
When it comes to personal cybersecurity, it’s time to open our eyes and understand that knowledge is power!
Debra will be giving a fun and relaxed talk on cybercrime to about 250 self-described nerds!
Did you realize that your payment cards are embedded with microchips that protect you from evildoers? Called EMV, these chips serve as our own personal superheroes! Like Wonder Woman's bulletproof bracelets and shields, when we use our EMV cards at the payment terminal, we unleash our own defensive super powers every time we use a chipped card. Instantly, we stop fraudsters, identity thieves, and black hats in their tracks. You may also be surprised to learn about the other security measures that enable us to to pay securely via phones, wearables, Amazon Echo, with cryptocurrencies, and soon through our cars and refrigerators. This lively talk will make you all feel like Wonder Woman: filled with a sense of power, grace, wisdom, and wonder.
Is your IT team driving information risk strategy, or is it being driven by new technology used across your organization? How do you divide and conquer risk and data governance across disparate teams and tools? How do you define information risk? In this webinar, speakers will answer these questions and more as they explore the modern challenges of information risk, and the oversight systems necessary for the enterprise-wide management of it. They’ll share insights and best practices on how to strike the balance between instituting protective measures, responding to threats and providing assurances that risk is under control.
Debra will participate on this expert panel. We'll look at a variety of these connected things - from connected cars to automated homes to the IoT-enabled medical devices we will have implanted in our bodies. We'll explore the privacy and security risks associated with the proliferation of IoT devices.
9:00am - 10:00am PST
I look forward to participating in roundtable discussions with leading cybersecurity practitioners from around the country to discuss the realities, advances, and challenges related to trust in cybersecurity.
I chatted with DataGuidance at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C. about how I started in privacy, how the the role of the privacy professional has changed, as well as my thoughts on gender equality, privacy discovery, and risk management.
Check out my interview (video).
Debra spoke on the career panel, "Get In & Get Going: Navigating Your Entry Into the Privacy Profession." a frank discussion from privacy professionals at different stages of their careers about how we broke in and began the climb up the ladder.
Also, check out our session handout, Careers in Privacy Resource Guide.