Security Experts at Brown University Debate Encryption and Privacy During Commencement 2016

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Brown University will host an informative roundtable discussion on lessons from Apple vs. FBI on encryption and privacy during commencement weekend, May 28 at 9:00 a.m. ET.

Brown University will host an informative roundtable discussion on lessons from Apple vs. FBI on encryption and privacy during commencement weekend, May 28 at 9:00 a.m. ET. In this forum, faculty from Brown University's new Executive Master in Cybersecurity (EMCS) program and other experts will dissect encryption from a technical, policy, legal and societal perspective. Following the discussion, faculty will be on hand to answers questions related to Brown EMCS.

WHEN: Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET

WHAT: Is law enforcement “going dark” as more companies and users adopt strong encryption by default? FBI Director James Comey and Apple CEO Tim Cook were locked in a fierce battle over security and privacy due to the government’s demand that Apple help it hack an iPhone. Government officials complained they were locked out of data, even with a warrant, while many privacy advocates and computer security specialists warned that a backdoor into devices was a cure that was worse than the disease. Should Apple have broken its phone? How? Should it have had too? And now that the issue is "resolved," what’s the privacy impact on all of us? These questions and more will be discussed during the panel.

WHO: Panelists include:

  • Stewart Baker Brown Alum '69, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Timothy Edgar, Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Academic Director, Law and Policy, Executive Master in Cybersecurity(moderator)
  • Daniel Kahn Gillmor Brown Alum '98, Staff Technologist, ACLU
  • Anna Lysyanskaya, Professor of Computer Science; Associate Faculty Director, Cryptography, Executive Master in Cybersecurity

WHERE: Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, 85 Waterman Street, Room 130, Providence, RI.

About Brown University Executive Master in Cybersecurity
The Executive Master in Cybersecurity at Brown University prepares confident, visionary leaders who understand the global, technical, human, and policy challenges of cybersecurity. With a central tenet that strategy is the best security, the 16-month graduate program offers professionals a highly collaborative learning environment that blends the best of online and face-to-face education. Students learn from a world-class faculty of academic, industry, and policy leaders from Brown’s top-ranked departments, including the Department of Computer Science and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, and from leading organizations in the private and public sectors. To learn more, visit http://www.brown.edu/cybersecurity.

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