Joe Hall, Chief Technologist, Center for Democracy and Technology  The cryptographic community — in terms of both people and ideas — increasingly intersects with the policy landscape in important ways. Cryptographic concepts are frequently leveraged in solving policy problems and they occasionally become the direct subject of a particular policy debate. This talk will give an overview of a number of recent hot topics in the policy of cryptography,including: compelled decryption, signing, and surrender of credentials; wrinkles in cryptographic standardization; increasing adoption of encrypted protocols; man-in-the-middle attacks for traffic inspection; platforms driving applied cryptography through performance and interface; and the ongoing legislative debate about exceptional access to encrypted data.

Crypto Policy & Ethics Track