VLAB and SNR Denton present Entrepreneurs Uncensored - Legal Series!

Speaker Series 2 - 'Internet Security for Startups: Enforcement and Compliance.' Presented by John P. Tomaszewski, Shane McGee, Tarique Mustafa, Matthew Prince and Ethan Kurzweil


       Tuesday, October 26, 2010

       6:00PM to 7:00PM - Registration and Networking

       7:00PM to 8:15PM - Main Event  


SNR Denton

1530 Page Mill Rd.
Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA  94304-1125

Event Description:

This three part series provides entrepreneurs business, tactical and legal education. Presented by experienced industry CEOs, venture capitalists and lawyers, the series will offer insights on cutting-edge issues faced by entrepreneurs today.

Series 2: Internet Security for Startups: Enforcement and Compliance

If your startup transmits, handles, or stores sensitive information using the Internet, do you know the rules and industry standards around how you must collect, use, protect, disclose and manage that information? On the compliance side, what are the requirements for content protection, incident response, breach notification, privacy, and records management related to personally identifiable information? Do your colleagues know the best practices to protect your intellectual property?

Panelists from an online security company, a global law firm and a major venture capital fund will answer these questions. You will get advice on the issues surrounding transmitting and storing personally identifiable information, user-generated content, intellectual property, and other types of content.



* John P. Tomaszewski, General Counsel, TRUSTe


* Ethan Kurzweil, Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners

Tarique Mustafa, Founder/CEO/Chairman, nexTier Networks 

Shane McGee, Partner, SNR Denton

* Matthew Prince, CEO & Co-Founder, CloudFlare

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Detailed Bios

John P. Tomaszewski, General Counsel, TRUSTe

John is responsible for all of TRUSTe's legal affairs and for providing legal and business counsel to the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors. He also ensures that the organization's online safety programs are built on a strong legal framework. John makes certain that TRUSTe's enforcement and compliance efforts are thorough, transparent, and defensible.

Prior to joining TRUSTe, while in private practice, John served as Chief Privacy Officer of CheckFree Corporation (now Fiserv) and has provided advice to companies on secure eCommerce. He frequently lectures on secure e-commerce and public key infrastructure (PKI). John graduated from St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, where he was the solicitations editor of the Law Journal. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Texas, Austin.

Shane McGee, Partner, SNR Denton

Shane is a partner in the Internet and Data Protection practice of SNR Denton's Washington, DC office. Shane also manages investigations, computer forensics and Denton’s electronic discovery lab to help his clients respond to discovery requests and subpoenas. He helps clients create, implement, and maintain programs to protect intellectual property and litigates against infringers.

Shane counsels clients on issues involving information technology systems and the Internet, including incident prevention and response; identifying and mitigating liability for unsecured systems; and regulatory compliance. Shane's experience includes auditing websites and other information portals; responding to FTC inquiries regarding companies' privacy policies and practices; and negotiating settlements for alleged violations of privacy policies.

He received his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati where he was a student articles editor for the University of Cincinnati Law Review. Shane has served on the International Trademark Association's (INTA) Special Committee on the Internet and Meetings Committee.

Ethan Kurzweil, Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners

Ethan Kurzweil focuses on consumer-Internet, Internet-services, mobile and Web-technology investments. Ethan managed Bessemer’s investments in Playdom (acquired by Disney), Zoosk, Crowdflower, ReputationDefender and Goodmail. He is a board observer for those companies as well as for Smule, Billshrink, Delivery Agent, MashLogic and Nominum. He is on the board of OpenCandy and Mailrank, an internal BVP incubation.

Prior to joining Bessemer, Ethan worked at Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life. He held positions at Dow Jones & Co., culminating in identifying and launching new business ventures. He also managed the turnaround of the international editions of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones’ acquisition of Factiva.

Ethan earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and a BA in economics from Stanford University. While an undergraduate, Ethan co-founded S-S-B Technologies (now SSB-Bart Group), a provider of software and services that make the Web accessible to users with disabilities, and served as founding director of business development.

Tarique Mustafa, Founder/CEO/Chairman, nexTierNetworks

Previous to nexTier Networks, Tarique founded Network Utilities that built a wireless infra­structure and security platform. Tarique was the CTO of Andes Networks that offered a SSL Security Appliance that was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2003. Most recently, Tarique served as Principal Architect at Nevis Networks where he was responsible for building next generation Security Monitoring and Security Event Correlation technology for Intrusion Detection/Prevention (IDS/IPS) and SSL/IPSec.

Tarique has held key technical positions with Symantec, DHL Airways, MCI WorldCom and EDS. Tarique has several patents pending and has published many research publications in areas of computer and network security, software architecture and database technologies.

Tarique holds master’s degrees in Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Southern California (USC) and was awarded the Rotary International Scholarship for Computer Science studies from USC based on his doctoral studies in Computer Science. 

Matthew Prince, CEO & Co-Founder, CloudFlare

Matthew wrote his first computer program when he was 7, and hasn't been able to shake the bug since. After attending the University of Chicago Law School, he worked as an attorney for one day before jumping at the opportunity to be a founding member of a tech startup. He hasn't looked back. CloudFlare is Matthew's third entrepreneurial venture. On the side, Matthew teaches Internet law as an adjunct professor, and is a certified ski instructor and regular attendee of the Sundance Film Festival.

Matthew holds a degree in English and Computer Science from Trinity College. He graduated with highest honors from the Harvard Business School where he was a George F. Baker Scholar and was awarded the Dubliner Prize for Entrepreneurship. He earned a JD from the University of Chicago and is a member of the Illinois Bar. He teaches technology law as an adjunct professor at the John Marshall Law School where he serves on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law. He is also the co-founder of Project Honey Pot, an open source community of more than 100,000 web administrators tracking online fraud and abuse. 


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