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Why Top Artists Today Need Spy Tools

Tuesday, March 17
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 17B
Austin Convention Center

From email hacks to remote hijacking of phone/smart TV cameras to apps that can create a 3D model of homes from the images it captures, both up and coming as well as established artists can no longer ignore the need for secure, undercover methods of communication. As public figures, musicians are constantly being photographed and monitored via social media and web platforms making them more vulnerable to having personal information (emails, messages, pictures, contacts, geolocation) compromised daily. Explore the known and unknown security threats that modern day artists face – along with safety tips to give attendees a leg up in today’s increasingly hostile digital world.


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Jon Vanhala


Crossfade/ Thesis Ventures

Nico Sell

CEO, Co-Founder

Wickr LLC

Over the past two decades, Nico Sell has helped start more than twenty successful security companies, conferences and organizations. In 2011 she co-founded Wickr, a free messaging app enabling anyo...

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