BSidesLV Conference 2019




Tuscany Suites Hotel

255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

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BSides Las Vegas is a nonprofit organization formed to stimulate the Information Security industry and community by providing an annual, two-day conference for security practitioners and those interested in (or looking to) enter the field.

CDT’s Maurice Turner will be presenting.

Tuesday 8/6: 10:00 – 11:55am (Pacific)

Track: Public Ground
Panel: Reverse Engineering the Cyber Policy API

“Breakup up big tech” or “Secure the elections” are national news headlines. Privacy, cybersecurity, and digital rights are critical issues being discussed by lawmakers. Technologies like facial recognition, machine learning, and cloud computing are at the core of almost every one of these issues, however Congress lacks the in-house technical expertise it needs to help inform the discussions leading to new policies and laws. Of the 3500 legislative staff in Congress, there are exactly *seven* that have an actionable technology background. IT professionals and security researchers can help bridge the gap between government and the technology community by tapping into the tech policy API to become a voice for informed change within the legislative process to help prevent unintended consequences before it’s too late.

Wednesday 8/7: 8:00 – 9:55am (Pacific)

Track: Public Ground
Panel: Free and Fair Elections in an Internet Era

From blockchain to ballot selfies, new technologies hold the promise of making voting easier and better. Unfortunately, sometimes that promise falls short in unexpected ways. In this workshop we will review the impact of new technologies on voting in America. We will examine the intended and unintended consequences of new technologies introduced to address specific problems, explore the friction caused between new technologies and old policies, and work together to develop a framework that can be used to assess potential solutions that aim to avoid creating new problems.