Start with Security Event – How to take part

The Federal Trade Commission’s first “Start with Security Conference” will take place tomorrow, Sept. 9, in San Francisco. The event, which is bringing together top security experts to provide information to startups and app developers, is being hosted and co-sponsored by the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

It is part of a business education initiative designed to provide companies with practical resources to help them implement effective data security strategies.

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will provide opening remarks, and panelists include top security experts from across the technology industry. A full agenda and list of speakers is available online.

As part of its longstanding efforts to promote good data security practices, the FTC has undertaken extensive efforts to educate businesses and has brought more than 50 law enforcement actions related to data security issues. Most recently, the FTC released Start with Security: A Guide for Business, which draws on the lessons learned from the FTC’s enforcement actions.

Building on these efforts, the San Francisco Start with Security conference will focus on the challenges that startups and developers face in creating secure applications. Panels will address how startups can build a culture of security, including how they can effectively model threats, train their developers, and ensure secure coding practices; scale security testing when they are growing rapidly and continuously iterating their products; respond when hackers find bugs in their products, including strategies for managing, addressing and learning from vulnerability reports; and embrace security features as a key part of their products.

The event is free and open to media and the public.

Here is how you can participate:
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IN PERSON:The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT at the UC Hastings College of the Law, Alumni Reception Center, 200 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA 94102
WEBCAST:The conference will be available for viewing via webcast.
TWITTER:The FTC will live-tweet the conference from @FTC using the hashtag #StartWithSecurity.

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