The Frontiers of Cybersecurity Policy and Law

February 4, 2016 6:30 pm to February 6, 2016 4:00 pm

Over the course of two days in February 2016, the Strauss Center at the University of Texas-Austin will host a unique and timely conference focused on the legal and policy dimensions of cybersecurity.

We are proud to partner with Christian Science Monitor's Passcode as our media partner for this event, with the American Journal of Criminal Law for our February 5th sessions, and with the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security as our partner for the teacher-training workshop component on February 6th.

The conference will begin on February 5th with a two-day symposium bringing together technologists, government officials, privacy advocates, and scholars to discuss four cutting-edge topics: the aftermath of the “going dark” debate; the evolving regulatory environment for the rapidly-growing security-research sector--including but not limited to export controls; the prospects for private entities to engage in “active defense” of their networks--including but not limited to “hackback”; and botnet takedowns.

The conference then continues on February 6th with a unique faculty-training workshop co-sponsored by the American Bar Association. Each year the ABA’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security sponsors a training workshop focused on a particular topic relating to national security. This year’s event focuses on cybersecurity law and policy, with sessions addressing, among other things, relevant aspects of federal criminal law, investigative and intelligence law, regulatory law, and international law.

Registration for this event is now closed, but you can join us via livestream available here (Friday) and here (Saturday).

Please note that this event will take place in the Sheffield-Massey Room, TNH 2.111 (UT School of Law) and in the KUT Studio 1A, School of Communications.

Please see the full agenda below; livestream of the event will be available here (Friday) and here (Saturday), and video and audio from the sessions will be posted here afterwards. Note: we will be substantially expanding this page as things develop, but you can also stay posted by joining our listserv or following us on Twitter (@strausscenter, #UTCyber).

CIS Director of Civil Liberties, Jennifer Granick, will be a part of a panel titled "Regulating Security Research: Wassenaar, DMCA, and More" on February 5th. CIS Cryptography Fellow Riana Pfefferkorn will be a part of a panel titled "The "Going Dark" Encryption Debate" on February 5th.

For more information, please visit the conference website.  


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