Federal Trade Commission Announces Agenda for June 15 Start With Security Event in Chicago

FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen Will Open Event Focused on Building Strong Information Security Programs

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Industry experts will share their tips and insights on how companies can make security a central part of their business at the Federal Trade Commission’s Start with Security event taking place on June 15 in Chicago.

FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen will give opening remarks at the event, which is designed to bring together information security experts from multiple industries to share their insights with local and regional businesses.

The day will feature speakers who have helped build and run security programs at companies across a wide range of industries, including representatives from United Airlines, McDonald’s, Groupon, Microsoft, and Morningstar.

Panels will address how companies can create and prioritize a culture of security, how to integrate security into the development pipeline, what security issues to consider when a company works with third parties, and how to recognize and address network security challenges.

The event will take place at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and will begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until 4:00 p.m. A full schedule and panelist biographies, along with details on the event, can be found on the event’s webpage. The event is free and open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to pre-register for the event.

The event is co-sponsored by the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

As part of its longstanding efforts to promote good data security practices, the FTC has undertaken extensive efforts to educate businesses, including Start with Security: A Guide for Business, which draws on the lessons learned from the FTC’s data security enforcement actions. 

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