Security Breaches, Cybercrime and the FTC – Let’s Talk Law and Data Security

Hosted by EvolveSec

Public group

MakeOffices at River North Point

350 N. Orleans Street Suite #9000N · Chicago, IL

How to find us

Checkin at front desk on the 1st floor at the Wolf Point entrance. Tell security that you are attending "Evolve Security Meetup". The office is located on the 9th floor.

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****Pizza and Drinks will be provided thanks to our sponsor onShore (**

According to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, there have been 7,961 publicly disclosed data breaches involving more over 10 billion individual records since 2005--that is roughly 2 per day--and only those that have been successful and reported. Whether it is an actual outsider hack, unintentional glitch, inside job, account takeover--or an attempt to do so, data security professionals stand between valuable personal data and its misuse. In addition to staying on top of technical issues, IT security professionals need some understanding of the law and how it impacts on an organization’s policies and procedures, as well as incident response. In his 20+ years of serving as a problem solver in data privacy and security issues, Bart Lazar will describe what the landscape looks like at the intersection between IT security, law and reality, provide you with some true-life examples and answer your questions regarding this important area of our industry.

Bart is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He is the founder and a leader of Seyfarth Shaw’s national privacy and security practice. Bart counsels clients on privacy and security strategy and compliance matters regarding federal and state laws, regulations and self-regulatory guidelines, including international data collection and transfer (e.g. GDPR and Privacy Shield), state data and HIPAA Hi-Tech security breach notification issues, big data, cloud computing, data analytics, workplace privacy and security issues, social media, advertising, endorsement, promotion and sweepstakes, CAN-SPAM, TCPA, COPPA and other privacy and security issues.

Evolve Security is a dedicated cyber security services firm that focuses on delivering real and measurable improvements to your security posture. We work alongside your current security and/or IT staff to manage and resolve your security vulnerabilities throughout the full security lifecycle. Evolve Security's expertise is within Application Security, Penetration Testing, and Security Training through its Academy.

Evolve Security Academy is a cyber security academy that offers a 17-week cyber security bootcamp in Chicago, IL and a 15-week remote bootcamp. Students gain real work experience through the live security assessment work they perform on not-for-profit companies. With over 350,000 unfilled cyber security jobs in the U.S. and 1,000,000 globally, our primary focus is on creating top-tier cyber security talent to solve this labor shortage.

Sponsor: OnShore
Since its founding in 1991, onShore Security has worked 24x7 to enable businesses to use technology to create, cooperate, and compete. onShore’s philosophy, the belief that security gives us freedom to grow and that cybercrime diminishes the experience and safety of all users, is why we developed the Panoptic Cyberdefense SOC. The core of this defense is our live-monitoring team, collecting logs from your systems, IDS on your site, cloud-placed sensors, netflow collectors, firewalls, and network devices including encrypted payloads, and then correlating this data to achieve an end-to-end security view. onShore specializes in banks, handling international financial institutions.