ThoughtWorks Thursdays

Webinar | Thursday April 22

In this era of information, engineers have access to a multitude of techniques, digital tools and technologies that revolutionise the way things are made. In this series we will take a deep dive on those things hitting you today, and mix in a little of what’s just around the corner. Keep on top of your game, join your peers at ThoughtWorks Thursday.

Most businesses today handle Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for customers, staff, suppliers and other related parties. Failing to adequately protect this information has the potential to cause significant harm to these individuals, along with legal, financial and reputational impacts for the business. We continue to see high levels of exposure despite increasing investments in security and governance. In this talk we share pointers to help address the gaps, and explain how software engineering practices can set you up for secure and safe PII usage.

Thursday, 22 April

They know who you are: Protecting personally identifiable information in a digital business

12:30-1:15pm Melbourne

(45 minutes including Q&A)

Peter Barnes

Principal Technologist, ThoughtWorks

Peter has spent the last decades as a hands-on technologist, executive and consultant helping build, run and protect organisations ranging from Defence Strategy and Intelligence to banks, global enterprises and SMBs. He has been accountable for information security in businesses dealing with critical national infrastructure and consumer behaviour, written a lot of questionable applications and infra code, paid the bills for migrating to cloud, and had his PII used by a distant relative who wanted to give him a fortune in exchange for his bank details.

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