The Texas Lyceum convenes its first quarterly meeting of 2010 in San Antonio to tackle the sensitive topic of risks associated with our connected lives. If you are a member of the media, a blogger or industry analyst covering security, contact me – alan at weinkrantz dot com for press credentials.
Titled “Our Growing Lives Online: Safe or Not?” the weekend will explore the risks we incur by having much of our information available and potentially vulnerable on the Internet. Be it social media, online banking, or buying something on E-bay, increasingly hackers are able to piece together information from disparate sources to put our reputation, finances, and identities at risk.
The centerpiece for the weekend will be the first public debate of the Lyceum’s 2010 “Great Debate” series.
The debate, to be televised statewide via public television, will tackle the thorny issue of whether existing laws and technologies adequately protect our data and identities in an online world. Panelists will represent opposing viewpoints in this debate – hackers and privacy advocates who will argue these protections are inadequate, and security leaders and government leaders who will argue that laws and technologies are closing the gap.
The Great Debate is Friday, February 5th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Charline McCombs Empire Theater. The event is open to the public for $20 and one can register at www.texaslyceum.org.