Here’s what Happened at the Austin Forum in September
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our rescheduled event at the Central Austin Library and to our terrific speaker, threat researcher Earl Carter from Cisco!
Congrats to Theresa B. for her winning sli.do question, “With an election coming up in November, is there any way to ensure our votes are counted correctly without returning to paper ballots?” Theresa won a SXSW Interactive badge donated by AF Board member Hugh Forrest and our friends at SXSW. Hear Earl’s answer by clicking on the video below!
Missed the event? Catch up here...
1. Data is valuable and needs to be backed up
2. Patch quickly & regularly
3. Examine emails from untrusted sources - think before you act
4. More connectivity increases your attack surface
5. Continually assess your risk exposure
6. Use 2fa (two-factor authentication) for your accounts
7. Learn what techniques the attackers are using
8. Use your purchasing power to promote better security
Check out the event slides above for links to free cybersecurity resources!
Welcome to the Austin Forum’s newest partner, Galvanize!
Join us on October 2nd for Power: Providing More Energy for More People
with Karl Popham, Austin Energy
Austin continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in the country and part of an explosive global trend in population growth, urbanization, and energy consumption. Business as usual is not a sustainable path forward for our city or the planet. What are the major emerging technologies, policies, and trends that power our homes, businesses, and transportation now and into the future? Go beyond the headlines to discuss what Austin is doing at the forefront of this energy & technology revolution.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
6:15 PM – 8:15 PM
Austin Central Library
710 West Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701
Admission to the Austin Forum is always free.
HELP US CLOSE AUSTIN’S DIGITAL DIVIDE
The Austin Forum accepts donations of used smart phones and tablets at all our events. Donated devices get a factory reset and are set up as new by the team at Austin Pathways’ nationally-recognized “Unlocking the Connection” initiative, which connects every public housing resident with a digital device, digital literacy, and a free or very low-cost internet connection. Your donated smart phone can change lives and help close Austin’s digital divide, thanks to Austin Pathways.