Mediaphyter – A Communications Cocktail

SXSW Interactive: Security, sports and snark
Aug 17 09, 7:15 pm
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South By Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) opened its panel picker today and yours truly is included in three panel proposals. I’m pretty excited about the prospect of all of them, though I’d be lying if I didn’t say the security one is closest to my heart. While I don’t like to beg for support, I’m going to do so now. However, I don’t want anyone to blindly vote for my panels. Please only do so if you truly believe the content is valuable. Here’s a snippet:

1. Inherent Dangers of Real-Time Social Networking
There’s plenty of chatter about social media and security issues, from social engineering to the naïveté of users. This panel of experts will explore how cyber criminals are taking advantage of socnet flaws and lack of user awareness, and what both individuals and companies can do to help protect themselves.

John Adams, Twitter operations and security incident response team
Damon Cortesi, Security consultant with Sevricon, social app developer
Mike Murray, chief information security officer with Foreground Security

2. Hitting Bombs: Better Social Business Through Sports Metaphors
Teamwork. Preparation. Execution. Sports abounds with lessons for today’s socially enabled business. This panel’s Murderer’s Row of sports fans/social media pros will make you laugh, make you think, and give you fresh perspective on how sports metaphors can elevate social media practice for you and your company.

Aaron Strout, Powered Inc.
Kyle Flaherty, Breaking Point Systems
Tim Walker, Hoover’s Business

3. How (Not) to Get Banned on Social Networks!
Many people use social networks for advertising, marketing, and personal promotion– some for good, and many for evil. This panel will consist of members from various abuse and security teams on many popular social networks. We’ll take a look at how to use these networks to your advantage, without raising the ire of support and abuse teams, gaming the system, or just being evil. We’ll give you an insider’s view of what it’s like to deal with user issues on a day to day basis, and how you can avoid being pulled into the many traps we’ve laid by being a good net citizen. We’ll also discuss user privacy concerns in the age of social networking and advertising, when all is laid to bare.

John Adams, Twitter operations and security incident response team
Others TBD

There you have it. Three panel options, all solid content. All you need to vote is a quick login to the site and a few little clicks. Any support is appreciated.

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[…] I also purposely did not include any of my own panels (but if you're interested, they can be found here). There are also some great panels led by women listed over here. That said, in no particular […]

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I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also!

Comment by Koktel

Cool blog. Thanks for the information.

Comment by biometric timeclocks

I’ll confess that I’ve had to deal with this a few times in the last few months.

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