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Let's Talk about Privacy Engineering - 1st SF Bay Area meetup

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Join us for our 1st Engineering Privacy meetup in the SF Bay Area! At each meetup, we plan to have 2 dynamic speakers from Bay Area tech companies who have much to share.

We're particularly excited to build a local privacy engineering community. So, please do bring your ideas and questions. Don't worry, we carved out time for networking and plan to do so at each meetup. If you are working on something cool and want to present to this group in the future, please reach out to Debra Farber at [masked].

For a primer on Privacy Engineering, check out this blog post:

Also, a big thank you to our event sponsor, Uber, for hosting us! We will be providing pizza, beer, and soft drinks.

Event Schedule:

6:00pm - Networking, Food, & Drink

6:30pm - Welcome & Meetup Goals

6:45pm - Privacy Engineering Topic 1: Privacy & Security Monitoring, Prima Virani, Senior Security Engineer, Marqeta

Nearly every security professional faces tradeoffs in balancing privacy and security. Threat detection efforts rely heavily on data and powerful open source search tools like Elastic-search have come into the picture. From a purely security perspective, the question of how much data do we collect for analysis and alerting is almost always let’s collect everything. Security teams would much rather have more logs than less. But, how much is too much? For example, in some industries it's normal to implement SSL-decrypt in order to analyze malicious traffic. But where do we draw the line as engineers and how do we hold ourselves accountable?

7:10pm - Privacy Engineering - Open Discussion
Debra Farber (BigID) & Melanie Ensign (Uber) to facilitate

7:35pm - Networking, Food, Drink

The Engineering Privacy Organizing Committee

About the Engineering Privacy Group:
This is a group for all those who are interested in the emerging sub-field of "privacy engineering." The BigID team plans to organize a meetup every 2 months where Bay Area attendees can network with one another, share knowledge, and discuss emerging trends in this space. We plan to keep discussions pretty technical, however all skill levels and position titles are welcome.