Snakeoil AcademySpeak at PyCon AU 2021

Securing Your Company's Data: Encryption, Deletion and Other Best Practices

Elissa Shevinsky

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Elissa Shevinsky is a serial entrepreneur known for her work building security startups, including as CEO of encrypted messaging startup Glimpse (5 star rating in the USA app store) and as Head of Product at Brave (founded by javascript creator Brendan Eich.) Shevinsky also helped launch Geekcorps (acquired), Everyday Health (IPO) and Daily Steals (leading Daily Deals website.) She has spoken at numerous security conferences, including DefCon, HOPE, ShmooCon and O’Reilly Solid.

Securing Your Company's Data: Encryption, Deletion and Other Best Practices

If your company is storing customer information, then it’s a safe bet that some hacker will (eventually) try to steal it. What are the best practices for protecting customer information, as well as our own internal files and intellectual property? Using well known data breaches as examples, as well as demos of the best available development tools, we’ll examine how we can improve security at our own organizations.

This talk uses demos and real world examples to illustrate the following best practices for information security:

  • Minimizing Data Collection.
  • Best and worst ways to encrypt customer and internal data
  • Deleting data (and avoiding complications)
  • Identity access management
  • Pen testing and bug bounty programs
  • Hiring and empowering a CSO / Security Team
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