TU/e organizes event dedicated to security and privacy

The Eindhoven Institute for the Protection of Systems and Information (EI/PSI), led by TU/e Full Professor Tanja Lange, organizes a 1-day event on Security in Times of Surveillance on May 28. The event will take place at the Eindhoven University of Technology, and features invited talks covering technical as well as legal and political aspects of security and surveillance.

The goal is to create awareness of how surveillance affects security and privacy and to present new threats and technological advances for protection. The talks are aimed at a broad audience ranging from students to system administrators and IT industry to general members of the public interested in IT security.

The program of Security in Times of Surveillance includes several nationally and internationally known speakers. For instance, Luca van der Kamp and Nina Boelsums, two of the initiators of the referendum on the “Sleepwet”, will speak on the Act on Intelligence and Security Services; Tomer Ashur (postdoc at KU Leuven) is invited to tell about how he stopped the NSA from standardizing bad crypto; and the program will feature writer Andrew Keen, author of “The Internet Is Not the Answer” and “How to Fix the Future”.

About EI/PSI
EI/PSI is a TU/e research institute led by TU/e Full Professor Tanja Lange, that combines the research work of the Coding and Cryptology and Security research groups of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. It covers the whole technical spectrum of information security with special focus on methods and techniques to protect digital information against unintended effects and interference, and the study and design of more complex applications in which security goals like confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, reliability, and availability of data play a crucial role.

More information and registration
For more information on the program, and registration for the Security in Times of Surveillance event, please visit the Ei/PSI website: https://www.win.tue.nl/eipsi/surveillance-no-tweets.html Registration is free but the number of participants is limited. Please register before May 22, 2018.