PulsePoint Group’s Top 3 Panel Picks:


You’ve Been Hacked: Now What?


This SXSW session is not your average panel discussion. Rather, audience members will be walked through an interactive simulation that demonstrates what a cyber-attack response entails and what approaches businesses can take to limit vulnerabilities and minimize a breach’s impact. Attendees will face “myriad real-time issues affecting the company's future including customer communication, legal concerns, reputation and concrete questions of privacy and security,” the session’s description explains. “The stakes are high and responses will echo across the company for years to come.”


VOX Global’s Senior Vice President Corey Ealons and Hilgers Graben’s Senior Counselor Sterling Miller will lead the simulation utilizing their expertise in cybersecurity crisis counseling and data privacy/security.


Saturday, March 12 from 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown’s Salon E on 500 E 4th St

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Naked and Famous: How to Prepare for a Hack


Sony, Target, and eBay are just the short list of brands that have experienced damaging digital infrastructure attacks. Countless public figures have had intimate data compromised and 21.5 million government employees' data was hacked through a security breach. “If it can happen to any of these companies, government bodies or personalities, it can and will happen to you and your company, regardless of size or industry,” the presenters caution.


Founding partners and communications heads from the Incite Agency, AllClear ID, Nuna Health and Fenway Strategies will present how to plan, survive and recover from these hacks, tapping into their diverse experiences in technology, security, and crisis communications.


Sunday, March 13 from 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown’s Salon K on 500 E 4th St

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Decrypting the Cybersecurity Debate in Washington


Overlapping “Naked and Famous” is a session that will cover an unfolding dispute between technology companies and the government. As tech companies have implemented increased security measures on their products to strengthen user privacy and data security, they’ve been met with concern from law enforcement entities who worry they won't be able to access information to stop criminals. As cyber security advancements accelerated this year, the debate intensified in Washington. Just last month, Apple attorneys argued that the government was seeking “dangerous power” and violating the company’s constitutional rights with the FBI’s request to unlock a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. Google, Twitter, Microsoft and other tech companies signaled their support for Apple and the ensuing debate sparked the question of how can (and should) companies work with the government.


Presenters from the U.S. House of Representatives, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies apply their wealth of knowledge to the conversation, coupled with technology and policy insights from TwinLogic Strategies.


Sunday, March 13 from 11:00AM - 12:00PM

JW Marriott’s Salon 3-4 on 110 E 2nd St


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Are you a cybersecurity professional? Don’t miss this Identity and Security Meet Up to network with experts looking to share information and discuss the latest technology.