For many life science startups, IP is the most crucial factor that determines whether they succeed or fail. An innovative concept and freedom to operate are essential to winning investment.
But hostile foreign and domestic actors want to steal ideas and data from scientists and entrepreneurs. They target the most vulnerable: academics and early-stage companies.
Are you one of these targets? Do you want to know what threats you face and what you can do to protect yourself? Join us on Thursday, September 13 to hear from FBI Special Agent Nicholas Shenkin, Strategic Partnership Coordinator for the FBI’s San Francisco Field Office.
This event is co-hosted with UCSF IT Security.
Where and When
Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall, UCSF Mission Bay (600 16th St., San Francisco)
Noon to 1:00 PM, Thursday, September 13, 2018
About the Speaker
Nicholas Shenkin is an FBI Special Agent and Director of the Strategic Technology Taskforce of the FBI, San Francisco Field Division. Nicholas is a Counterintelligence specialist and leads a staff of Special Agents and Intelligence Analysts responsible for hardening the target of 400+ Cleared Defense Contractors, Silicon Valley, U.C. Berkeley, Stanford, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and all businesses and academic institutions in the San Francisco division. In 1996, prior to his engagement with the Bureau, Nicholas started a web hosting and online security consultancy. Nicholas sold that company in 2002 and became Director and in-house counsel focused on M&A matters and on security compliance issues surrounding HIPAA and SOX. Nicholas is a graduate of UCLA and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and is a member of the California Bar.