Description: Encryption is a critical tool for ensuring the security of personal and proprietary data alike. The courts have recognized some legal protections for encrypted data and encryption passphrases, the state of which are fast-breaking and continue to evolve. This talk will explain the current state of the law on encryption, with an emphasis on government attempts to compel disclosure of encryption passwords and decrypted versions of data. We.ll also discuss ways that individuals and companies alike can improve data security through measures such as improved password strength and two- factor authentication.
Marcia Hofmann is a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where she works on a broad range of digital civil liberties issues including computer security, electronic privacy, and free expression. She currently focuses on computer crime and EFF's Coders' Rights Project, which promotes innovation and protects the rights of curious tinkerers and researchers in their cutting-edge exploration of technology. Prior to joining EFF, Marcia was staff counsel and director of the Open Government Project at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). She is a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law and Mount Holyoke College.
Jerome has been working in the computer security field for over twelve years and is currently a Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst for a major computer security organization. He holds a Masters degree in Information Security Engineering form SANS Technology Institute as well as a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice/Pre-Law from Wayne State University.
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