[Effaustin-discuss] Effaustin-discuss Digest, Vol 37, Issue 3

Cyrus Bharucha cyrus at bharucha.com
Fri Jan 22 13:30:59 CST 2016


Thanks so much Jon!  If I can get the day off, I will attend the SF event.
 :)

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>    1. Fwd: Announcing Crypto Summit 2.0 (Jon Lebkowsky)
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> From: Jon Lebkowsky <jonl at effaustin.org>
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> Subject: [Effaustin-discuss] Fwd: Announcing Crypto Summit 2.0
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> From: Nathan White <nathan at accessnow.org>
> Date: Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 2:46 PM
> Subject: Announcing Crypto Summit 2.0
>
>
> Hey Everybody,
>
> I am happy to finally share that we have announced plans for the Crypto
> Summit 2.0.
>
> Today we officially opened registration and sent a call for comments.
>
> Register for Crypto Summit 2.0 now!
> <https://www.accessnow.org/crypto-summit-2-0/>
>
> Crypto Summit 2.0 <https://www.accessnow.org/crypto-summit-2-0/>, which
> will be held in San Francisco on March 30, 2016. The event will take place
> alongside RightsCon <http://www.rightscon.org>, our annual conference that
> explores the intersection of human rights and technology. In coordination
> with the announcement, Access Now is asking for global feedback on
> questions regarding encryption policy.
>
> The first Crypto Summit <https://www.accessnow.org/crypto_summit_part1/>,
> held in June 2015 in Washington, D.C., brought together technology, policy,
> and legal experts from different sectors. The conference focused on the
> history of the debates over encryption, the different types of encryption
> tools and technologies, the legal fight over the use of encryption, and the
> benefits and challenges posed by encryption.
>
> While the 2015 conference was largely presentation-led, the 2.0 event will
> instead primarily have a discussion format, and will attempt to address
> some of the outstanding questions on encryption and the policies around it.
> The conference will take place across four tracks, with each track focused
> on a specific issue. The tracks are below.
>
> In advance of the Crypto Summit 2.0, Access Now is asking those interested
> in digital security and encryption around the world to help us further
> develop these topics
> <
> https://docs.google.com/a/accessnow.org/forms/d/1yAbRPFZwU_mq8_d_MZoHbo6hsSI4xmxoAVV-jF24Ohc/viewform?c=0&w=1
> >.
> Accordingly, we are asking for responses to questions
> <
> https://docs.google.com/a/accessnow.org/forms/d/1yAbRPFZwU_mq8_d_MZoHbo6hsSI4xmxoAVV-jF24Ohc/viewform?c=0&w=1
> >
> that could help deepen the conversation and focus it, to address the global
> debate meaningfully and comprehensively.
>
> You are invited to review the questions, and send us your answer until
> February
> 21, 2016
> <
> https://docs.google.com/a/accessnow.org/forms/d/1yAbRPFZwU_mq8_d_MZoHbo6hsSI4xmxoAVV-jF24Ohc/viewform?c=0&w=1
> >
> (Comments
> also may be submitted via email to Nathan (at) Accessnow (dot) org).
> <
> https://docs.google.com/a/accessnow.org/forms/d/1yAbRPFZwU_mq8_d_MZoHbo6hsSI4xmxoAVV-jF24Ohc/viewform?c=0&w=1
> >
>
> It is free to attend the Crypto Summit 2.0 (note: RightsCon requires
> separate registration). For more information, or to register to attend the
> Crypto Summit 2.0, please visit
> https://www.accessnow.org/crypto-summit-2-0/
> .
>
> Crypto Summit 2.0 tracks are:
>
>
>    1.
>
>    Roles and responsibilities in an encrypted world
>
> Right now, law enforcement and intelligence agencies around the world are
> mining data, re-routing internet traffic, and hacking into devices and
> systems, sometimes on a mass scale. While these tactics may present an
> alternative to undermining encryption, they each come with their own costs,
> including serious costs to human rights. Discussants in this track will
> explore without prejudice the rumored, public, or potential methods and
> tools that are available to government surveillance agencies; where and how
> they are explicitly authorized; their costs and benefits; and high-level
> safeguards that need to be in place if they are carried out. (hashtag:
> #CS2roles)
>
>
>    1.
>
>    The costs of mandated access on the borderless digital economy
>
> When laws require that companies change their way of doing business in
> order to facilitate surveillance, it often adds economic, reputation, and
> legal costs. These costs include the cost of building new or different
> infrastructure, or restructuring supply or service chains for different
> jurisdictions around the world; the costs of defending a company against
> questionable court orders or fighting gag orders and other restrictions on
> transparency; and the more amorphous costs of violating human rights,
> deteriorating user trust, and losing business as a result. Discussants in
> this track will attempt to explore these costs and discuss means and
> methods for measuring their impact on end users. (hashtag: #CS2costs)
>
>
>    1.
>
>    The weight of security: Measuring the benefits of robust encryption
>
> 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. (hashtag: #CS2benefits)
>
>
>    1.
>
>    Busting barriers: Identifying and conquering the obstacles to widespread
>    adoption of encryption
>
> Encryption is well known as the best and most reliable (though not
> completely reliable) way of protecting sensitive data. However, too few
> companies are using it, and they are implementing it only sporadically, and
> sometimes in outdated forms. This track will explore why that is, and what
> the best ways may be to overcome the barriers and move toward a future
> where encryption, particularly for our most sensitive data, is ubiquitous.
> (hashtag: #CS2barriers)
>
>
>
>
> --
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