The EFF team is pleased to return to the Las Vegas hacker summer camp conferences—BSidesLV, Black Hat USA and DEF CON 31—to rally behind computer security researchers and tinkerers. This entire week of events is a meaningful opportunity to reconnect with the infosec and hacker community, who are crucial to building privacy and safety on the web for everyone. Below we've rounded up all of EFF's scheduled talks and activities at the conferences.
As in past years, EFF staff attorneys will be present to help support speakers and attendees. If you have legal concerns regarding an upcoming talk or sensitive infosec research that you are conducting at any time, please email email@example.com. Outline the basic issues and we will do our best to connect you with the resources you need. Read more about EFF's work defending, offering legal counsel, and publicly advocating for technologists on our Coders' Rights Project page.
EFF staff members will be on hand in the expo areas of all three conferences. You may encounter us in the wild elsewhere, but we hope you stop by the EFF tables talk to us about the latest in online rights, get on our action alert list, or donate to become an EFF member. We'll also have our limited-edition DEF CON 31 shirts available! These shirts have a puzzle incorporated into the design. Try your hand at cracking it!
EFF Staff Presentations
Ask the EFF Panel at Black Hat USA
EFF's Associate Director of Community Organizing Rory Mir; Staff Attorney Hannah Zhao; and Staff Attorney Mario Trujillo.
Thursday, August 10 from 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM | Mandalay Bay Convention Center, South Pacific I, Level 0 (North Hall)
UN Conventional Cybercrime: How a Bad Anti-Hacking Treaty is Becoming Law
EFF Policy Director for Global Privacy - Katitza Rodriguez & EFF Senior Staff Technologist - Bill Budington
Thursday, August 10 @ 11 AM | DEF CON 31 - War Stories @ Forum
The Hackers, The Lawyers, And The Defense Fund
EFF Surveillance Litigation Director - Hannah Zhao
Friday, August 11 @ 9:30 AM | DEF CON 31 - Track 3 Forum
Tracking the Worlds Dumbest Cyber-Mercenaries
EFF Senior Staff Technologist - Cooper Quintin
Friday, August 11 @ 2 PM | DEF CON 31 - War Stories @ Harrah's
Ask the EFF @ DEF CON 31
EFF Legal Director - Corynne McSherry; EFF Staff Attorney - Hannah Zhao; EFF Staff Attorney - Mario Trujillo; EFF Associate Director of Community Organizing - Rory Mir; EFF Senior Staff Technologist - Cooper Quintin
Friday, August 11 @ 8 PM | DEF CON 31 - Track 3 Forum
Abortion Access in the Age of Digital Surveillance
EFF Legal Director - Daly Barnett, Corynne McSherry & India McKinney (with Kate Bertash, Digital Defense Fund)
Saturday, August 12 @ 4:30 PM | DEF CON 31 - Track 3 Forum
EFF Benefit Poker Tournament at DEF CON 31
We’re going all in on internet freedom. Take a break from hacking the Gibson to face off with your competition at the tables—and benefit EFF! Your buy-in is paired with a donation to support EFF’s mission to protect online privacy and free expression for all. Play for glory. Play for money. Play for the future of the web. You can even come cheer on our players at the Horseshoe Poker Room on Friday at 12:00.
Tech Trivia Contest at DEF CON 31
Join us for some tech trivia on Saturday, August 12 at 6 PM! EFF's team of technology experts have crafted challenging trivia about the fascinating, obscure, and trivial aspects of digital security, online rights, and internet culture. Competing teams will plumb the unfathomable depths of their knowledge, but only the champion hive mind will claim the First Place Tech Trivia Cup and EFF swag pack. The second and third place teams will also win great EFF gear.