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The next stop on the FTC’s Start with Security road show is Austin, Texas, on Thursday, November 5th. Even if you can’t be there, you can still participate. And that’s not all. The FTC will be releasing two new resources to help your business start with security, but you can get a sneak peek now.

If you’re Austin-bound, Start with Security kicks off at 9:30 Central Time at the University of Texas’ AT&T Conference Center,1900 University Avenue. The event is co-sponsored by UT’s Robert S. Strauss Center and the Center for Identity.

Want to watch via webcast? Follow the link from Austin Start with Security page, which we'll add just as the conference is getting underway. We'll also be tweeting from @FTC using the hashtag #StartWithSecurity.

In addition, attendees will see the public premiere of the next two installments in the Start with Security video series. The two-minute videos illustrate lessons businesses can learn from the 50+ data security settlements the FTC has announced so far. Here's a first look for Business Blog readers.

Implementing Strong Password Policies includes tips on password practices that can help protect your business.


Secure Devices and Paper talks about the risks posed by a slipshod approach to files and devices – and simple steps to keep them safer.


Speaking of paper, order free copies of Start with Security: A Guide for Business from the FTC’s bulk order site. Give the brochure to your IT staff, distribute it at industry events, and share the link with your social networks.

 

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