The Foundations York team has been busy coming up with exciting modifications to how the meetups work. We'll be announcing these new features of the group starting at the next meetup.
For Meetup 6, we will be looking at Cyber Security and Privacy.
One of the major stories over the past couple of weeks has about the former Booz Allen Hamilton employee attached to the company's NSA team who revealed himself as the source of several leaks of highly confidential information.
Edward's actions which came around the same time as increasing reports of Chinese government-backed hack attacks into US corporate and government networks and the PRISM programme sparked a series of heated debates into among others, the role of independent contractors, China's cyber activities, cyber terrorism and so on.
For this meetup, we are looking to explore what these issues mean for startups and SMEs, individual privacy, national security and the integrity of the computing systems we depend on for our daily lives.
We also want to discover tools, resources and campaigns out there improving security online for individuals and businesses, enhancing privacy and protecting critical infrastructure. The entrepreneurs among us are also keen to spot opportunities to provide secure platforms that uphold privacy for users whilst complying with local and international regulations.
As usual, we will have full A/V equipment with 32 channels of sound and full HD available that can run some pretty amazing presentations so feel free to contact us if you have something you want to show on the day.
In terms of logistics:
- Reception & Networking: 6.45 -7:10 pm
- Open Discussion + Show & Tell: 7:10 - 8pm
- Connections and next steps: 8pm onward. An opportunity to network, form breakout groups based on the show and tell or any other discussion from the session aka #freestyle
If you've got something on your mind that you'd like us to explore or to showcase at the next meetup, please let us know when you RSVP.
We're looking forward to seeing you on July 4 at the Ron Cooke Hub, University of York.
Arthur, Tim & Matt