Last week, our Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Jen Andre, spoke at Xconomy’s Tech Agenda 2015 in the panel “Hackers and Snoops, From the Cloud to the Cash Register”, alongside Lysa Myers, Security Researcher for ESET and moderator Sara Sorcher, Deputy Cybersecurity Editor for Passcode.
This year’s Tech Agenda was an especially important one for Boston and the greater tech community as it featured leading female entrepreneurs in the city, including Jen, who hit on some of the most pressing trends for 2015 across the robotics, security, e-commerce, venture capital and big data industries. With such great perspectives from each speaker, it was a thrill to be a part of this in-depth look at the real forces driving change today in technology, business and society.
The Hackers and Snoops panel, among a few other end-of-day panels, took a detailed look into the biggest and boldest predictions for the year ahead — which companies, ideas, and movements will go big, or fizzle out, in 2015.
In the Hackers and Snoops panel, Jen explained:
- The very real importance of security in today’s businesses and the difficulties that go along with achieving it.
- Why the primary security challenge for small businesses and startups is their resources, and how to go about fixing that.
- How to design your security protocols to fail so you can start from scratch when they do.
We had a great time participating in this year’s Tech Agenda and thank Xconomy for putting together such a high quality, well-rounded group of panelists and attendees. We are looking forward to next year’s event already!
Highlights from Attendees:
— KeithSpiro (@KeithSpiro) December 2, 2014
— Sara Fraim (@sarafraim) December 2, 2014
Primary security challenge for small companies is resources says Andre of Threat Stack #xcontech15
— Davida Dinerman (@DavidaDinerman) December 2, 2014
#xcontech15 hackers & snoops panel: “healthcare data is worth 10x credit card data to cyberthieves”
— Ellen Rubin (@ellen_rubin) December 2, 2014
— Russ Garland (@RussGarland) December 2, 2014