The annual RSA Conference in San Francisco is the security industry’s biggest event of the year.  This year’s RSA features more privacy-related sessions than ever, including sessions titled “Privacy in the Cloud: What is it? Do We Have the Technology to Deliver it?,” “War Stories From the Frontlines of Internet Privacy,” and “Cloud Computing: A Brave New World for Security and Privacy.”

 

Microsoft’s Chief Privacy Officer, Brendon Lynch, will participate in a panel discussion on Thursday, February 17 at 1:00 PM PST on “Privacy and Security: It's Good Business.”   The session description reads:

Expensive lawsuits, bad press, hauled to Washington for government investigations – none of this is conducive to business success. Get the inside track from VCs, privacy and security officers, and lawyers about baking good privacy and security into the development process and making early decisions that are good for customers and the bottom line.

 

Joining Brendon on the panel will be Harriet Pearson Vice President, Security Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, IBM Corporation; Raman Khanna, Partner, ONSET Ventures; and Francoise Gilbert, Partner,

IT Law Group.  Nicole Ozer, Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director, ACLU of Northern California will moderate the session.

 

Brendon Lynch is the Chief Privacy Officer of Microsoft, where he has been for the past six years. In this role he has responsibilities for all aspects of Microsoft’s privacy approach, including privacy policy creation and implementation across the company, influencing the creation of privacy and data protection technologies for customers and overseeing communication and external engagement with all external audiences.

 

Also at RSA next week, Scott Charney, corporate vice president of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft, will present a keynote session on Collective Defense: Collaborating to Create a Safer Internet. Scott will highlight computing trends and discuss the reality of evolving cyber threats. He will share Microsoft’s vision about how we can collectively work together to improve security protections for all Internet users. The keynote will be at 9:00 am PST on Tuesday, February 15, in North Hall D, Moscone Center (KEY-101). Follow @MSFTSecurity on Twitter for news and information.