The FTC’s third “Start With Security” event will take place on February 9, 2016, in Seattle, Washington, and will be co-sponsored by the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab and the University of Washington School of Law Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic.

The Federal Trade Commission is expanding its efforts to help businesses protect consumers’ information through a new initiative that will provide them with more information on data security.

Called “Start With Security,” the initiative includes new guidance for businesses that draws on the lessons learned in the more than 50 data security cases brought by the FTC through the years, as well as a series of conferences to be held across the country.

Similar to previous events in San Francisco and Austin, this one-day conference will continue the FTC’s work to provide companies with practical tips and strategies for implementing effective data security. This event will bring together experts to provide insights on how small companies can secure their applications and products, and how important it is to do so.