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Cybersecurity and Privacy Festival 2020

Cybersecurity and Privacy Festival 2020

October 19 to 23, 1 to 3 p.m. (PDT) daily

Hosted 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 event includes a variety of talks and workshops from different speakers and security leaders, with an overarching focus on online safety and end user protection based on security best practices.

This is an all-virtual event hosted through Zoom. All Stanford University, Healthcare and the Education communities are invited.

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 as well as security professionals from around the campus
  • Win prizes and raffles drawings

Featured Speakers

Stay tuned on this website for streaming information.

Sarah Andrabi

Sr. Security Engineer, Dropox
Women in Security and Privacy Panel

Danielle N. Brooks

Privacy Program Manager, Facebook
Women in Security and Privacy Panel

Jack Cable

Security Researcher and Student at Stanford University
Election Security Amidst a Pandemic

Somalee Datta

Director of Research IT, Technology & Data Solutions, Stanford University
Preserving Patient Data for Biomedical Research

FBI Cyber Special Agent

FBI Cyber Special Agent
Cybersecurity Trends in Silicon Valley

Gerhard Eschelbeck

Former Vice President of Security and Privacy Engineering, Google 
Fireside Chat with Michael Duff, Stanford University CISO & CPO

Andrew Grotto

Director, Stanford Program on Geopolitics, Technology and Governance, Stanford University
China, Data Protection and Other Cybersecurity Policy Priorities for the Next Administration

Bhavya Gupta

Information Security Officer, Stanford University
Women in Security and Privacy Panel

Christian Hamer

CISO, Harvard University
CISO Panel 

Daniel Howerton

Sr. Threat Analyst, Proofpoint
Email Threat Landscape

Cathy Hubbs

CISO, American University
CISO Panel 

Jason Lee

CISO, Zoom Video Communications
A New Era in Cybersecurity: Navigating Through a Global Crisis

Ashley Lippert

Director of the Student Services, Stanford University
The FERPA Conundrum: Challenges in complying with an analog law in a digital world

Johanna Metzgar

Associate Vice Provost for Student and Academic Services and University Registrar, Stanford University
The FERPA Conundrum: Challenges in complying with an analog law in a digital world

Pegah Parsi

Campus Privacy Officer, UC San Diego
Women in Security and Privacy Panel

David Sherry

CISO, Princeton University
CISO Panel 

Karl Scheuerman

Principal Researcher Falcon OverWatch, CrowdStrike Inc.
Cyber Intrusions from the Frontlines in 2020

Sandy Silk

Director of Information Security Education and Consulting,  Harvard University
Wait, What? I Didn’t Expect You’d say OK….

Michael Tran Duff

CISO & CPO, Stanford University
CISO Panel 


Cardinal Key

Annie Stevens, Information Security Officer, UIT ISO | Stanford University
Want to stop typing in your Stanford username and password? Haven’t been using the Cardinal Key? Come join us and we can get you up and running with it in less than 10 minutes.


Cardinal Cloud

Noah Abrahamson, Director Technology Consulting Group, UIT | Stanford University
This presentation will discuss cloud security measures that Stanford users of AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform need to take when building solutions in the cloud.

Blue Team Red Team Exercise - Cyber Cataclysm 2020

Alex Keller, Sr. Systems Security Engineer, School of Engineering | Stanford University
Offensively engage and regain control of your own systems, mitigate the vulnerabilities, locate the encryption key, and perform attribution on your adversaries all within 2 hours.  This is an interactive hands on exercise.

Web Security Attack Trends

Sam Abushariefeh. Sr. Information Security Engineer, GSB | Stanford University
Come join us to discuss the top web security threats, ways to mitigate them, and what motivates hackers to attack.

IR Tabletop Exercise

T.C. Chen, Information Security Officer | Stanford University
Terra Terrall, Privacy Officer | Stanford University
Learn what you can do to help contain a suspected incident, what information to gather, and who to contact to initiate appropriate incident response.
(20 Attendee Limit)

Mobile Penetration Testing

Amir Bahmani, R&D Lead at SCGPM and a Genetics Lecturer​
Arash Alavi, Software Researcher and Developer, Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine (SCGPM) | Stanford University​
Join this workshop to learn how to run a pen test on your Stanford mobile app with do-it-yourself self-scoring and remediation of your data vulnerabilities.

Festival Collaborators and Sponsors

Information Security Office ❖ University Privacy Office ❖  Residential & Dining Enterprises ❖  Stanford Libraries ❖  Land Buildings & Real Estates ❖ Graduate School of Business ❖ School of Humanities and Science ❖ Stanford Management Company ❖ SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory ❖ School of Engineering ❖ Stanford Health Care ❖ Stanford Women in Technology ❖ CRC Room Support ❖ Bay Area CSO Council ❖ Diversity and Access Office