ISI Host Workshop on Encryption, Surveillance, and Transparency
On August 14, 2018, the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute (ISI) held a workshop on encryption, surveillance, and transparency. More than 50 people from the systems security research community, civil society, industry, and the law enforcement and intelligence communities gathered on the Homewood campus. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI, and the National Cyber Security Center, Government Communications Headquarters, facilitated discussions on the challenges surrounding law enforcement access to encrypted data. “The deployment of encrypted smartphones and messaging has been a positive development for individual security and privacy. At the same time, it has created new challenges for law enforcement and national security agencies,” said Matthew Green, assistant professor of cryptography, ISI.
The workshop was organized by Matthew Green and Sunoo Park and Mike Specter (MIT).