S5: Securing Your Data Assets
  Seth Nielson   Seth James Nielson
Founder and Chief Scientist
Crimson Vista, Inc.


Thursday, March 26, 2020
02:15 PM - 05:30 PM

Level:  Intermediate

Despite all of the amazing technical advancements of the last few decades, the high-tech industry, including data science, is still in its early infancy. As advances in machine learning and other data-hungry systems continue, issues of security and privacy loom ever larger.

This course is designed to teach data practitioners key principles and tools for creating data architectures that provide the necessary security and privacy for modern applications.

Topics covered include:

  •   How the bad guys infiltrate your system and exfiltrate data
  •   Isolating data for maximum protection
  •   Identifying, managing, and protecting PII
  •   Privacy-preserving operations on data
  •   Inference controls in database queries

The goal of this course is not to convert the data architect into a security officer. Rather, it is to help data architects partner with their security officers in creating an effective system that protects data while still enabling effective use of data by authorized parties.

Dr. Seth James Nielson is the Founder and Chief Scientist of Crimson Vista, Inc., a cybersecurity engineering firm. Dr. Nielson has consulted with everyone from small technology start-ups to large medical device manufacturers on matters of cryptography, computer security, and computer networking. He has also served as a testifying expert in various high-tech litigation.

Dr. Nielson also teaches computer security at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a co-founder and current director of the non-profit organization The Crypto Done Right Foundation, which aims to help companies and professionals deploy cryptography correctly. He is the co-author of the book "Practical Cryptography in Python: Learning Correct Cryptography by Example."