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Save the Date: Cybersecurity and Privacy Festival

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to save the date for the Cybersecurity and Privacy Festival this October. Co-sponsored by Stanford’s Information Security and Privacy Offices, the festival aims to raise awareness and understanding about how to ensure our online lives are safe and secure.

The festival, themed “Defending the Human,” will include a variety of breakout sessions and workshops from different speakers and security leaders, with an overarching focus on online safety and end user protection based on security best practices.

Festival collaborators and sponsors: Information Security Office, University Privacy Office, Residential and Dining Enterprises, Stanford University Libraries, School of Engineering.

What’s in it for me?

The festival will provide value for students, faculty, and staff alike, including:

  • Deepen your knowledge about the importance of cybersecurity and privacy to ensure that Stanford community have the resources to be more secure online
  • Attend talks by subject matter experts and industry leaders
  • Engage with team member’s from Stanford’s Information Security Office, University Privacy Office, security professionals from around the campus, as well as representatives from the Stanford students groups
  • Learn skills at workshops called "villages" like lockpicking
  • Win exciting prizes and raffles

What skill-building villages will the festival include?

The festival will include five different villages to help you hone your knowledge and skills about a variety of topics. Here's a look at what you can expect.

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  • Phishing/Secure email
  • MyDevices
  • SWDE/VLRE/Airwatch
  • Cardinal Key
  • Dashlane
  • Two Factor
  • Crash Plan
  • Loaner Program
  • Credit Union
  • Credit Monitoring
  • CyberFitness Test, DRA, SISA, Cloud Security
  • IoT Security
  • Hosting Services
  • Splunk/PCI
  • Cloud Security
  • Qualys
  • File Storage Security
  • PAW/BigFix/Antimal ware
  • Carbon Black Protection
  • Bug Bounty
  • Research Computing (Nero)
  • Stanford Advanced Computer Security Certificate (SCPD)
  • Applied Cyber group (CTF)
  • Cyber Law (Talk only)
  • Vice Provost and Dean of Research - Research Compliance
  • University Privacy Office
  • Office of Sponsored Research Pre Award
  • Stanford Health Care Privacy Office
  • Student Services Center
  • Stanford Health Care & School of Medicine
  • SLAC (SRWC only)
  • Lock Picking

When is the festival?

The festival will be offered in two locations on two different dates with similar information. The open-house style festival will allow you to move around as you please between exploring the expo area and listening to presentations.

  • October 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the historic campus in Arrillaga Alumni Center
  • October 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stanford Redwood City (SRWC) campus in Cardinal Hall, Rooms 104 and 105

Please note, the presentations will differ in each location depending on speaker availability, and there will not be a student-focused area at the SRWC event.

How do I sign up to attend?

Information on how to RSVP is available at the Cybersecurity and Privacy Festival event website.

Contact us

If you want to participate in the event as a presenter, coordinator or beyond, or if you have questions or comments, reach out to either Stacy Lee at and/or Bhavya Gupta at

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