Chicago, Illinois - You want to build data security into your product development pipeline, but what concrete steps should you take to put that into practice? You could sit down over coffee with executives from Fortune 500 companies, innovative start-ups, and leading security firms to download their expertise, but the cost could be substantial in time, access, and caffeine. The FTC has a better idea.

Register now to attend Start with Security, a free one-day workshop the FTC is hosting in Chicago on June 15, 2016. Co-sponsored by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Start with Security is the fourth in the FTC’s series of roadshows bringing together information security experts to share their insights with local and regional businesses. The FTC just announced the agenda, which features speakers from McDonald’s, United Airlines, Microsoft, Groupon, Braintree, the OWASP Foundation, and other notable names.

Start with Security convenes at 9:30 at the Law School, located at 375 East Chicago Avenue. After opening remarks from FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen, the lead-off panel will discuss the hows – and whys – of building a culture of security at your company.

The second panel will dive into the development pipeline, exploring how secure coding practices and testing strategies can save your business time and money.

Successful companies work collaboratively with service providers and vendors and that should include cooperative efforts to keep sensitive data secure. That’s why the next panel will address risk management strategies when working with third parties – for example, cloud service providers.

Experts have observed that regardless of the nature or size of the business, the network security challenges are strikingly similar. So Start with Security will end with a view from the trenches: a candid discussion of “what if?” issues network security experts face every day.

Check the event page for the full agenda, information about the panelists, and details about registration. Before attending (or if you can’t make it), be sure to reread Start with Security: A Guide for Business. Pressed for time? Watch the Start with Security video series.