FTC Start with Security

On November 5th at the AT&T Conference Center, UT's Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Center for Identity partnered to host the FTC and an all-star collection of technologists, business executives, investors, and government officials for a day-long conference titled “Start with Security.” With a special emphasis on the challenges faced by app developers, speakers from Live Oak Venture Partners, Rapid7, HackerOne, RetailMeNot, Dell, National Instruments, Honest Dollar, Pearson, Signal Science Corp, KPMG Cyber, and others addressed topics including:

  • Addressing common security vulnerabilities in apps
  • Adapting security testing for rapid-growth and continuous-delivery environments
  • Managing risks from third-party code and services
  • Overcoming development challenges that inhibit security
  • Using secure coding practices and secure frameworks
  • Taking a venture capital perspective on start-ups and security

Over the past several years the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has emerged as the leading government regulator concerned with the problems that cybersecurity poses for the business community. Those problems are particularly acute for start-ups, and for that reason the FTC has launched a national initiative to assist both entrepreneurs and investors in understanding and rising to the challenge.

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