It is hard to believe, but SXSW 2018 will be taking over our home town in a few short months. This year we decided to throw our hat in the ring for a chance to lead some discussions during this highly anticipated event. When we put together our submissions, we thought it was critical to address cybersecurity from a consumer/culture perspective, the impact it has in preventing workplace violence and the implications of predictive analytics/monitoring on privacy. It’s more important than ever to be having discussions with the tech community, and start thinking with a human-centric lens to support the protection of people and data.
With that being said, we are extremely excited that all three of our PanelPicker submissions passed the first level of committee approval and are open for voting until August 25, 2017. We have some heavy hitters on our panels, including author and former White House CIO Theresa Payton, futurist and author David Brin, senior staff attorney, civil liberties at the Electronic Frontier Foundation Jennifer Lynch, and Raytheon director of cybersecurity and special missions Valecia Maclin. These panels also include Forcepoint’s experts, and will be moderated by industry leaders and observers. These sessions promise dynamic conversations within the cybersecurity space like hacking’s impact on politics and culture, preventing workplace violence as well as the reality and future of pre-crime.
Below you’ll find our sessions, abstracts, panel participants and links to vote. If you plan on attending (and even if you aren’t) feel free to vote for us if any of these panels spark your interest. Make your voice heard within the SXSW community!
High-profile hacks seem to be growing larger in scale and impact rather than smaller. Why? And how can we keep up? We will dive into intentions and motivations behind recent case studies and how we can begin to combat ever-increasing threats. We will also examine how these trends impact our culture of sharing in terms of privacy, cyber hygiene, revenge social media and the increasing intermingling of personal and professional data.
- Former White House CIO, Author: Theresa Payton
- Raytheon Director of Cybersecurity & Special Missions: Valecia Maclin
- Forcepoint CIO: Meerah Rajavel
- Moderator: Arrow Media President David Shaw
As the physical and digital worlds converge, ensuring safety becomes a complex challenge both in and outside the workplace. However, this intermingling also can be used as an advantage - pairing digital breadcrumbs with monitoring of physical security. We'll address how behavioral observations and data mining can protect employees. And how crowdsourcing can help the cybersecurity industry find the right balance between safety and privacy.
- U.S. Policy Manager & Global Policy Counsel, Access Now: Amie Stepanovich
- CEO of LastWall: Karl Holmqvist
- Forcepoint CEO: Matt Moynahan
- Moderator: Senior Writer for Tech Republic & CBS Correspondent: Dan Patterson
In Philip K. Dick’s 1956 “The Minority Report,” murder was eradicated due to the “Pre-Crime Division,” which anticipated and prevented crime before it happened. Sixty years later, elements of pre-crime cybersecurity technology are already in place. But how do we toe the line between safety and Big Brother? This panel will discuss the history of predictive analytics, privacy implications of monitoring and how AI/machine learning will shape society in the future.
- Author, Futurist: David Brin
- Senior Staff Attorney, Civil Liberties, Electronic Frontier Foundation: Jennifer Lynch
- Forcepoint Chief Scientist: Dr. Richard Ford
- Moderator: Popular Science Editor-in-Chief Joe Brown
Note: In order to vote, you’ll need to set up an account, which you can do here. You’ll then search for Forcepoint and ‘Vote Up’ the sessions you’re interested in seeing. Easy as that!