FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will appear at the second annual Security of Things Forum in September in Cambridge, MA.

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will appear at the second annual Security of Things Forum in September in Cambridge, MA.

Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill will appear at The Security of Things™ Forum, a day-long event that explores the security and privacy implications of The Internet of Things this September in Cambridge.

Julie Brill is the Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.

Julie Brill is the Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.

Brill is an outspoken advocate of improving Internet privacy and data security issues and is known as a staunch defender of consumer privacy protections in the face of fast-evolving mobile and connected technologies. At the Forum, she will participate in a panel entitled “Security, Privacy and the IoT: a Policy Perspective.” The panel will be moderated by Michael Farrell, editor of Passcode, The Christian Science Monitor’s newly launched section that focuses on security and privacy issues.

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Brill will join other noted researchers and technologists at the Forum, including Chris Valasek, the Director of Vehicle Research at the firm IOActive and a recognized expert on the security of connected vehicles, as well as Mark Stanislav, the co-founder of BuildItSecure.ly and a Senior Research Associate at the firm Rapid7.

The FTC Commissioner since 2010, Julie Brill is widely recognized as a leader in the charge for better protections for consumer data. She received the 2014 Privacy Leader of the Year Award. Her work promoting consumer privacy protections won her recognition as one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.”  Commissioner Brill is an advocate of protecting consumers’ privacy, especially with new online and mobile technologies, and supports the creation and implementation of mechanisms to give consumers better information and control over the collection and use of their personal online information.

“We’re thrilled to add Commissioner Brill to our schedule for the second annual Security of Things Forum,” said Paul Roberts, the editor of The Security Ledger and a founder of the The Security of Things Forum. “Even as it creates new products, services and business models, the Internet of Things is challenging long held notions about privacy and the the relationship between consumers and the ‘things’ that populate our environment. The FTC has been at the vanguard in addressing the security and privacy implications of the IoT and that is due, in large part, to Commissioner Brill’s vision and leadership. Her experience and insights will be invaluable to the discussion at our September event.”

In its second year, The Security of Things Forum is co-hosted by The Security Ledger and The Christian Science Monitor Passcode. The Forum takes place on September 10 at The Sheraton Commander Hotel, just off the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Tickets are available with Early Bird discounts in effect for the remainder of July. To register to attend the Forum, visit this link.