Data Security Compliance For Cool Kids

Jun 6, 2017 · Chicago, United States of America

Data Security Compliance For Cool Kids

Speakers: Jenny Farver, Brian Hines, and Bill Wanjohi

Civis Analytics is a four-year-old data science products and services company. We’ve always taken security of our customers’ data very seriously, but when we needed to obtain third party security compliance certification, we worried about changing the way we work. In this talk we’ll discuss how we got there without losing our minds (SOC2 Type II, baby!) or our startup soul. We’ll talk about how we’ve maintained our continuous delivery cadence and how our early adoption of systems configuration-as-code made our lives easier. 

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Jenny has been building products and teams at Civis Analytics for three years and can also be found teaching intro analytics programming in Python at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. She is currently the VP of Engineering at Civis.

Brian got his start in tech 10 years ago helping non-profit organizations manage databases and automate reporting. Since then he has worked his way across the entire web stack from front-end to devops. He is currently a Senior Tech Lead at Civis Analytics.

As engineer #3 at Civis, Bill has spent the better part of the last 4 years finding ways to deploy our software to the cloud securely and reliably. Bill’s been intimately involved with information security strategy and implementation throughout.

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