January 31, 2020 - 12:00pm PST to February 2, 2020 - 2:00pm PST
Washington, DC

EFF is thrilled to be part of ShmooCon 2019. Stop by the EFF booth to chat with some of our team and learn about the latest developments in defending digital freedom for all. You can even pick up a special gift as a token of our thanks when you take advantage of our membership specials or donate!

As always, EFF is here to help support the community. If you have legal concerns regarding an upcoming talk or sensitive information security research that you are conducting, please email info@eff.org and we will do our best to get you the help that you need.

On Saturday at 11am, come see Kurt Opsahl speak on: The Hacker's Guide to Cybersecurity Policy in 2020.
So far in the 116th Congress (2019-2020), 96 bills have been introduced containing the term “cybersecurity” in their title. As experts in security, we can either choose to participate and try to create better outcomes, or we can sit by while others decide our fates. Our goal for this session is to give attendees an overview of the themes and intentions of some of the key policy discussions relating to cybersecurity, their potential outcomes, and how attendees can help influence them.

On Sunday at 10 am, check out Kurt Opsahl and Bill Budington's talk on: Crossing the Border With Your Electronic Devices.
Our lives are on our laptops: family photos, medical documents, banking information, details about what websites we visit, and so much more. Digital searches at national borders can reach our personal correspondence, health information, and financial records, allowing an affront to privacy and dignity which is inconsistent with the values of a free society. While privacy and security is important for any traveler, this has become a critical issue for security researchers, who often travel with confidential information, and who shouldn’t need to trade off an invasive search for participating in important conversations. This talk will discuss the both the legal and policy issues with border searches, as well as technological measures people can use in an effort to protect their data.

About ShmooCon:
ShmooCon is an annual east coast hacker convention hell-bent on offering three days of an interesting atmosphere for demonstrating technology exploitation, inventive software and hardware solutions, and open discussions of critical infosec issues.