March 5, 2018

Join us live or online during SXSW 2018

Sarah Vela

It’s no accident that Forcepoint has chosen Austin, Texas as its headquarters. Consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live in in the United States, Austin is infused with a thriving startup tech scene, cross-pollinated with celebrated fine arts, restaurants and music, and has been made famous in part by festivals like Austin City Limits and South by Southwest (SXSW). In short, we’re proud to call this city our home.

Once primarily a music festival, the Interactive component of SXSW has exploded over the last decade, and the conference is now known as a destination for technology enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, futurists and thought leaders on topics ranging from artificial intelligence to social media and everything in between. The cybersecurity landscape has also evolved rapidly, and topics surrounding identity, data protection, and security are now part of the global conversation.

This year, we’re pleased to be participating in the conference for the first time with two exciting panels that explore some of the trickier questions in cybersecurity around privacy, predictive analytics, safety, and culture. We hope to see you in attendance or on Facebook Live!


Breadcrumbs and Badges: Hacking Workplace Violence

Monday, March 12th – 3:30 PM

Fairmont Hotel, Manchester A

As the physical and digital worlds converge, ensuring safety becomes a complex challenge both in and outside the workplace. However, this intermingling also can be used as an advantage - pairing digital breadcrumbs with monitoring of physical security. We'll address how behavioral observations and data mining can protect employees. And how crowdsourcing can help the cybersecurity industry find the right balance between safety and privacy.

Note: This panel will also be featured on Facebook Live – be sure to tune in to the SXSW channel!


  • Matt Moynahan, Forcepoint CEO
  • Elizabeth Rogers, Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Byron Acohido, The Last Watchdog


Pre-Crime: It’s Not Just Science Fiction Anymore

Wednesday, March 14th – 2:00 PM

Fairmont Hotel, Manchester EFG

In Philip K. Dick’s 1956 “The Minority Report,” murder was eradicated due to the “Pre-Crime Division,” which anticipated and prevented crime before it happened. Sixty years later, elements of pre-crime cybersecurity technology are already in place. But how do we toe the line between safety and Big Brother? This panel will discuss the history of predictive analytics, privacy implications of monitoring and how AI/machine learning will shape society in the future.


  • David Brin, Futurist and Author
  • Jennifer Lynch, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Richard Ford, Forcepoint chief scientist
  • Joe Brown, Popular Science editor in chief

Sarah Vela

Sarah Vela is senior manager of digital communications for Forcepoint. 

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