Training: 8–9 November 2016
Tutorials & Conference: 9–11 November 2016
Amsterdam, NL
Jessy Irwin

Jessy Irwin
Vice President, Privacy and Security, Jessysaurusrex

Website | @jessysaurusrex

Jessy Irwin is a security expert who excels in translating complex cybersecurity issues into simple, relatable terms for nontechnical audiences. Her current areas of interest include making security more accessible for the average person, advocating for strong privacy protections in education for students, building better models for digital security training, and building proactive security communications strategies for consumers, policymakers, small businesses, and Fortune500 companies. In her work as an consultant, security executive, and former security empress at 1Password, she has taught consumers how to better protect themselves, their data, and their identities online. Jessy regularly writes and presents internationally on human-centric security, student privacy, and security communication at events including O’Reilly Security, RSA Conference, TechSummit Amsterdam, Infosec Southwest, and ShmooCon. Her work has appeared in CSO Online, VICE Broadly, Mashable, BuzzFeed, TechCrunch, and CNN.


16:45–17:25 Thursday, 10 November, 2016
Bridging business and security
Location: G106/107 Level: Non-technical
Jessy Irwin (Jessysaurusrex)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
It happens to every security team: after explaining operational security to management, it feels like nothing stuck. Why do eyes glaze over when we talk about encryption? How can we make sense of defense in depth for others? Jessy Irwin shows you how to find common ground and truly share security with nontechnical users, helping better communicate the mindset behind security. Read more.