Crypto Summit 2.0: The weight of security: measuring the benefits of robust encryption

March 30, 2016
12:45 pm to 2:15 pm

Today, the debate over encryption is making headlines in nations around the world. Together, we’re working toward solutions at Crypto Summit 2.0.

The first Crypto Summit, held in July 2015 in Washington, D.C., brought together technologists, lawyers, and policy professionals from different sectors. Since then leading experts have considered proposals that would legislate the future of encryption — and the future of privacy and security online.

Crypto Summit 2.0 will take place in conjunction with RightsCon, Access Now’s annual conference that explores the intersection of human rights and technology.

The weight of security: measuring the benefits of robust encryption

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with speaker Riana Pfefferkorn, CIS Cryptography Fellow. 

Some justify invasive surveillance techniques and authorities by pointing to terrorist attacks, injuries, and deaths. However, encryption also saves lives. This side of the scale, favoring robustly secured networks, is not well defined. This track will explore the benefits -- including the return on investment -- of encryption and try to formulate a means to quantify and measure those benefits.

 

Location: 
Mission Bay Conference Center San Francisco, CA

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