Next Start with Security stop: Seattle

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Data thieves can be as sharp as the Space Needle and as slippery as a salmon thrown by a Pike Place Market fishmonger. OK, those regional references may be a stretch, but it’s a reminder that the FTC’s Start with Security road show is heading to Seattle on February 9, 2016 – and the agenda is now available.

Co-hosted by the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab, the School of Law’s Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic, and CoMotion at the University of Washington, Start with Security-Seattle kick offs with opening remarks from Commissioner Julie Brill.

The first panel – Building a Security Culture – features industry experts offering advice on how start-ups can brew best practices in from the beginning. Integrating Security into the Development Pipeline puts some verbs in those sentences with practical guidance on integrating security testing and review into the development process.

A lunch presentation, Avoiding Catastrophe: An Introduction to OWASP Proactive Controls, focuses on why (and how) companies should take vulnerabilities like the OWASP Top 10 seriously.

The Business Case for Security explores how thoughtful policies can make dollars – and sense – especially in the context of venture capital investors and potential acquirers. The day closes with a deep dive into Securing the Internet of Things and the challenges posed by this rapidly developing ecosystem.

The doors open at 8:30 a.m. at the University of Washington School of Law, 4293 Memorial Way NE in Seattle. Start with Security is free and open to the public. Preregistration isn’t required, but to help them prepare for lunch and such, do the folks at UW a favor and let them know if you plan to be there.

In the meantime, there’s something new in Start with Security: A Guide for Business. The publication, which focuses on the lessons your company can learn from the FTC’s 50+ data security settlements, now features on-target videos illustrating tips to help safeguard sensitive information. Show them at a staff meeting, feature them in industry presentations, and share them with your social networks. (Yes, they’re in the public domain.)


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