2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Dear Taco Vendor, How Are You Securing My Data?

#sxsw #data4food

One of the cool things about SXSW is that you can spend all week in Austin without spending a dime. Everywhere you look, someone or something is handing out free breakfast tacos, beer, t-shirts, even piggyback rides. Just login with your Facebook credentials, tweet, register your phone, share your email, Instagram a photo, or send a text. It's easy and it’s free, right? Not so fast. When you get something for free, more often than not YOU are the product. You are trading personal information in exchange for an item that would otherwise cost money. Which begs a number of questions: Why do they need this data? Where is it going? Who will have access to it? How is it being secured? Is it encrypted? Who is truly responsible?



David Tishgart

Sr Dir of Mktg


After spending years at large corporations including Dell, AMD and BMC, David Tishgart joined the startup ranks leading marketing and alliances for Gazzang. Focused on security for big data, he helps communicate the benefits and challenges that big data can present, offering practical solutions. He began his career as a broadcast journalist, covering everything from peach festivals to the local weather. When not ranting about encryption and key management, you can find David clamoring for a big data application that can fine tune his fantasy football team.

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