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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to get you the help that you need.
On Sunday January 20 at noon, check out Jeremy Giliula from EFF's Tech Projects Team's talk: Encrypting the Web Isn't Enough: How EFF Plans to Encrypt the Entire Internet.
In 2009, the EFF set out on a long-term mission to encrypt the Web. Our aim was to switch hypertext from insecure HTTP to secure HTTPS. HTTPS is essential in order to defend Internet users against surveillance of the content of their communications; cookie theft, account hijacking, and other web security flaws; and some forms of Internet censorship. In the intervening ten years, we’ve seen tremendous progress. We cajoled tech companies, wrote a browser extension, and even helped launch a certificate authority. But we’re still not satisfied. Now, the EFF is working to not only encrypt the web: we’re expanding our mission to encrypt the entire Internet. The first stage of that campaign is a new project called STARTTLS Everywhere, which will do for mailserver communication what Let’s Encrypt and Certbot did for webservers. But in order to do it right, we need your feedback. If you’re a mailserver sysadmin, we particularly want you to come to this talk and share your thoughts with us.
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.
Update: An earlier edit of this event posting incorrectly listed the date as 2018.