Build Better Defenses
October 29–30, 2017: Training
October 30–November 1, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
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.


10:45am–11:20am Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Location: MTE (Table 1)
Jessy Irwin (Jessysaurusrex)
Come talk to Jessy about cybersecurity and how to better protect yourself, your data, and your identity online. Read more.
1:15pm–1:55pm Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Security usability
Location: Sutton North
Jessy Irwin (Jessysaurusrex)
Average rating: *****
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When a major security incident hits the news, security practitioners are quick to place the blame on users for being the weakest link in security. Jessy Irwin debunks the myth that users are the root of all failure and explores how security teams can even the playing field to transform people into an extra line of defense when we need them the most. Read more.