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With massive data breaches generating headline after headline and questions about new technologies, surveillance and data collection providing fodder for countless media reports and inspiring at least one music group and novels like Lexicon and The Circle, there's been no denying that organizations and corporations alike are looking for seasoned privacy pros to join or lead their teams. With the IAPP Privacy Academy and the CSA Congress coming together for privacy and security training, education and networking opportunities in San Jose, CA, we've also put together a preconference day of not-to-be-missed workshops to help current or aspiring pros bolster their education on cutting-edge and continuing issues in privacy and security.

In both full-day and half-day format, these sessions, scheduled for September 17, promise something for security professionals, privacy pros, technologists and professionals from related fields. Here's the lineup and a bit of info for each of this year's preconference offerings:

  •  Half-Day Workshops

Privacy Bootcamp: The IAPP's CEO J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP, and Wiley Rein’s Kirk Nahra, CIPP/US, will guide participants through what can be a bewildering topic: privacy. This session provides an opportunity to get a solid grounding in this dynamic field where participants will learn the multiple definitions of “privacy” and how privacy is managed as a policy issue; understand the fair information practices and how they are used to construct privacy laws and regulations, and explore the myriad U.S. laws relating to data and learn which may apply to their organizations.

Privacy from Day One to Preeminence: A Session on Growing with Privacy, Effectively: Moderated by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Lydia Parnes and Michael Rubin, this session will feature Ireland Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes, U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen, Epsilon’s Jeanette Fitzgerald, LinkedIn’s Erika Rottenberg and Spotify’s Mark Silverstein exploring the privacy challenges companies face from their founding through to their emergence as global market leaders. This panel will focus on providing practical and actionable advice to help participants navigate ever-changing set of privacy regulations and best practices.

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework—How Do We Use It? In this session, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Senior Privacy Policy Advisor Naomi Lefkovitz and White House and National Security Staff Director for Privacy, Civil Liberties and Policy Ari Schwartz, BSI Group Americas’ John A. DiMaria, Viewpost’s Christopher Pierson and BuckleySandler’s James T. Shreve, CIPP/US, will discuss a range of topics, including what the NIST Cybersecurity Framework framework says, its intended use and the role of privacy in the framework.

Getting Results: 13 Proven Tips for Managing an Effective Privacy Program: PwC’s Jay Cline, CIPP/US, and Navigate’s Chris Zoladz, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPM, CIPT, bring back this session by popular demand to help attendees take away better understanding of what results business leaders expect in the management of a successful privacy program, tips for gaining buy-in from the C-suite and what mistakes to avoid in administering and reporting on their privacy programs.

CCSK Developer: Secure Software Development in the Cloud: Securosis’ Rich Mogull and EMC Corporation’s Said Tabet will provide an in-depth look into the key considerations in designing, developing, deploying and maintaining software applications in the cloud. Key topics will include cloud security concerns for software development; cloud software design issues, cloud software implementation issues and demos with popular IaaS and PaaS platforms.

CSA STAR: The Future of Cloud-Assurance Delivered Today: HA&W Certified Public Accountants’ Eric Browning, CSA’s Daniele Catteddu and BSI Group Americas’ John DiMaria will offer a detailed look at the CSA’s Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR) program as well as “the underlying CSA governance, risk and compliance tools and the steps you can take to provide and gain assurance and trust in the cloud. Among other topics, this session will include a case study of cloud providers that have achieved both CSA STAR attestation and certification.

Auditing Your AWS Security Architecture Boot Camp: Amazon’s Tim Sandage and Chad Woolf will help Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers, as well as their internal and external auditors and business partners, understand AWS technical control features “that can directly support a repeatable, reportable and auditable architecture through a single management console as well as scale security and governance capabilities” in this hands-on lab. Bring your own laptop or other device to participate.

  •  Full-Day Workshops

IU CLEAR/IAPP Healthcare Privacy Clinic: The IU Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research in Health Information (CLEAR) and the IAPP present this Healthcare Privacy Clinic, a full-day discussion with a panel of 10 experts in the field looking at the entire healthcare landscape, including innovations and opportunities, risks and the privacy guidance needed in this rapidly evolving world. This session will include industry, providers, patients, researchers and regulatory perspectives and will examine the latest political and policy developments with many changes expected within the next year or two.

The Privacy Pro's Field Guide to Contracting and Compliance in the Cloud: Hosted by leading practitioners in the field of cloud computing, this session will focus on practical and constructive guidance on cloud services procurement and deployment projects. The discussion will include the latest legal and market research on cloud transactions and risks, as well key compliance issues from both the EU and U.S. perspective. Attendees will learn about how cloud services work in practice, the key privacy implications of cloud arrangements and how to use cloud contracts to manage privacy and related risks

There are still spaces available to register for the preconference day or add the preconferences to your Academy and Congress registration. For all the details and pricing info on registering for the full conference and preconference offerings, visit our website here.

Written By

Jennifer Saunders, CIPP/US

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