Security & Privacy in Context: Enigma – a USENIX Conference (Video)

Enigmaa USENIX Conference features current and emerging threats and defenses in the growing intersection of society and technology.

Join a diverse mix of experts and enthusiasts from industry, academia, and government for three days of presentations and open sharing of ideas.

Our goal is to foster an intelligent and informed conversation with the community and with the world, including a wide variety of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.

Manuel Blum, Carnegie Mellon University
Talks include Manuel Blum, Carnegie Mellon University, on Human Computation with an Application to Passwords

Three days of security-focused

TALKS from industry luminaries including:

  • Turing Award winner Manuel Blum, Human Computation with an Application to Passwords
  • Lorrie Faith Cranor, former Chief Technologist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Privacy Notice and Choice

– Big tech companies including Netflix, Facebook, Airbnb, Google and Uber provide insights into their security practices.

– Cybersecurity and journalism is addressed with talks from Tom Lowenthal, Committee to Protect Journalists and Zeynep Tufekci, University of North Carolina and The New York Times. 

(Enigma 2017 on January 30–February 1, 2017 at the Oakland Marriott in Oakland, CA. Courtesy of USENIX and YouTube)

The full agenda can be found here: TALKS

TALKS include:

  • Erin Kenneally, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity Division: Beyond Warm & Fuzzy: Ethics as a Value Prop
  • Ian Haken, Netflix: Secrets at Scale: Automated Bootstrapping of Secrets & Identity in the Cloud
  • Hudson Thrift, Uber: Startups + Industry: How Everyone Can Win
  • Chris Conley, ACLU of Northern California: Legislative Engineering: Design Privacy Laws, Don’t Just Draft Them
  • Brad Hill, Facebook: Moving Account Recovery Beyond Email and the “Secret” Question
  • Jack Naglieri, Airbnb: StreamAlert: A Serverless, Real-time Intrusion Detection Engine
  • Manuel Blum, Carnegie Mellon University: Human Computation with an Application to Passwords
  • Matt Jones, WhatsApp: How WhatsApp Reduced Spam While Launching End-to-End Encryption
  • Emily Schechter, Google: Inside “MOAR TLS:” How We Think about Encouraging External HTTPS Adoption on the Web
  • Dr. Ian Levy, National Cyber Security Centre, UK: National Scale Cyber Security
  • Dhia Mohjoub, OpenDNS Research Labs: Behaviors and Patterns of Bulletproof and Anonymous Hosting Providers
  • Attila Marosi, Sophos: IoT, a Cybercriminal’s Paradise
  • Assaf Mischari, Team 8: It’s Not about the Malware: Attackers are the Weakest Link in APT
  • Daniela Oliveira, University of Florida: Security for Vulnerable Populations – On the Interplay of Weapons of Influence and Life Domains in Predicting Older Adults Susceptibility to Spear-Phishing Emails
Zeynep Tufekci, UNC and The New York Times, on Security in the Wild for Low-Profile Activists
Zeynep Tufekci, UNC and The New York Times, on Security in the Wild for Low-Profile Activists

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