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Workshop on Encryption and Mechanisms for Authorized Government Access to Plaintext

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board

Workshop on Encryption and Mechanisms for Authorized Government Access to Plaintext

June 23-24, 2016

Keck Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington DC


Experts from academia, industry, and government will provide perspectives and knowledge to help inform and advance the national dialogue around encryption. The workshop will focus on technical approaches for and implications of authorized government access to plaintext information. Workshop panels will address the following topics:

     (1) The current encryption landscape
     (2) Encryption use cases and the feasibility of segmenting encryption policies
     (3) Security risks of architectures for enabling access to plaintext
     (4) Technical mitigations for inaccessible plaintext
     (5) Forecasting encryption practices in light of national policies
 

The workshop will be open to the public. A rapporteur-authored summary of the workshop discussions will be published by the National Academies Press.
 

Draft Agenda

Thursday, June 23


8:00 AM      Breakfast Available

9:00 Welcome & Introduction
Fred Cate, Steering Committee Chair


Session 1: The Current Encryption Landscape
Fred Cate (Moderator)

9:05           Panel
                   Chris Inglis, U.S. Naval Academy
                   Patrick Ball, Human Rights Data Analysis Group
                   James Baker, Federal Bureau of Investigation

10:00         Q&A and Discussion

10:30         Break
 

Session 2: Encryption Use Cases and the Feasibility of Segmenting Encryption Policies
Fred Chang, Susan Landau (Moderators)

10:45          Kick-off Presentation
                    Marc Donner, Uber

11:15         Discussion

12:00 PM  Lunch
 

Session 3: Security Risks of Architectures for Enabling Access to Plaintext
Fred Chang, Susan Landau (Moderators)

1:00           Kick-off Presentation
                   Matt Blaze, University of Pennsylvania

1:30           Discussion

3:15           Break

3:45           Discussion (cont’d)

4:55           Day 1 Wrap-up

5:00           Reception


Friday, June 24

 

8:00 AM       Breakfast Available

9:00             Welcome, Outline of Day’s Goals
                     Fred Cate, Steering Committee Chair

Session 4: Technical and Policy Mitigations for Inaccessible Plaintext
Orin Kerr (Moderator)


9:05             Kick-off Presentation 
                     Susan Landau

9:35             Discussion

10:15          Break

Session 5: Wrap-Up
Fred Cate (Moderator)


10:45          Reactions and Takeaways

11:30          Concluding Remarks
                    Workshop Steering Committee

12:00 PM    Adjourn

 

If you wish to attend this workshop, you may register here.


For more information about this event, please contact Emily Grumbling at egrumbling@nas.edu .
 

Workshop Organizing Committee
Fred Cate, Chair, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Dan Boneh, NAE, Stanford University
Frederick R. Chang, NAE, Southern Methodist University
Orin S. Kerr, George Washington University
Susan Landau, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
 

Staff
Emily Grumbling
Jon Eisenberg
 

The workshop is organized by the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and is sponsored by the Office of the Director for National Intelligence.