Event

DATE
February 04, 2016 - February 06, 2016

VENUE
Sheffield Room, UT School of Law

The Frontiers of Cybersecurity Policy and Law
February 04, 2016 - February 06, 2016
The Frontiers of Cybersecurity Policy and Law

Over the course of two days in February 2016, the Strauss Center at the University of Texas-Austin hosted a unique and timely conference focused on the legal and policy dimensions of cybersecurity.

We are proud to have partnered with Christian Science Monitor's Passcode as our media partner for this event, with the American Journal of Criminal Law for our February 5th sessions, and with the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security as our partner for the teacher-training workshop component on February 6th.

The conference began on February 5th with a two-day symposium bringing together technologists, government officials, privacy advocates, and scholars to discuss four cutting-edge topics: the aftermath of the “going dark” debate; the evolving regulatory environment for the rapidly-growing security-research sector--including but not limited to export controls; the prospects for private entities to engage in “active defense” of their networks--including but not limited to “hackback”; and botnet takedowns.

The conference then continued on February 6th with a unique faculty-training workshop co-sponsored by the American Bar Association. Each year the ABA’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security sponsors a training workshop focused on a particular topic relating to national security. This year’s event focused on cybersecurity law and policy, with sessions addressing, among other things, relevant aspects of federal criminal law, investigative and intelligence law, regulatory law, and international law.

Photos of this event are available here.

Videos of this event are available here.

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AGENDA

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016

6:30pm - 9:30pm         Cocktail reception and Keynote dinner featuring a dialogue among Greg Nojeim (Center for Democracy and Technology), Jen Daskal (American University), and Andrew Woods (University of Kentucky) concerning reform of the MLAT process with respect to data held abroad. (Event not open to the public)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016

These sessions are co-sponsored with the American Journal of Criminal Law.

Location: Sheffield-Massey Room (Townes Hall 2.111), UT School of Law

8:00am - 8:30am         Welcome and breakfast

8:30am - 9:45am         SESSION 1: The "Going Dark" Encryption Debate

Richard Downing (Department of Justice)
Benjamin Wittes (Brookings)
Riana Pfefferkorn (Stanford)
Christopher Soghoian (ACLU)
Moderator: Judge James Baker

 

10:00am - 11:15am     SESSION 2: Regulating Security Research: Wassenaar, DMCA, and More

Jennifer Granick (Stanford)
Elaine Korzak (Stanford)
Katie Moussouris (HackerOne)
Allan Friedman (National Telecommunications & Information Admin.)
HD Moore (Rapid7)
Moderator: Andrew Tannenbaum (IBM)


Location: KUT Studio 1A, UT School of Communications

11:30am - 1:30pm        SPECIAL SESSION:

"Big Data, Privacy, and Security: Comparing US and German Perspectives

Recording of transatlantic dialogue with counterparts in Berlin for an episode of the America Abroad Media radio documentary series.


Location: Sheffield-Massey Room (Townes Hall 2.111), UT School of Law

1:30pm - 2:15pm        LUNCH

2:15pm - 3:30pm        SESSION 3: Hacking Back and Other Active Defense Measures: Technical, Legal, and Policy Issues

Richard Downing (Department of Justice)
Christian Beckner (George Washington)
Andrew Woods (Kentucky)
Paul Ohm (Georgetown)
Moderator: Eric Greenwald (Strauss Center)

3:45pm - 5:00pm        SESSION 4: Botnet Takedowns: Technical, Legal, and Policy Issues

Sean Farrell (FBI)
Kristen Eichensehr (UCLA)
Richard Boscovich (Microsoft)
Greg Nojeim (CDT)
Moderator: Bobby Chesney (Strauss Center)

6:30pm - 9:30pm       Cocktail reception and Keynote dinner featuring Kevin Bankston (Director, New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute) (Event not open to the public)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2016

This teacher-training workshop is co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security.

Location: Sheffield-Massey Room (Townes Hall 2.111), UT School of Law

9:00am - 9:30am         Welcome and breakfast: Introduction by Judge James Baker

9:30am - 11:30am       SESSIONS 1 AND 2: Cyber, Surveillance Law and Criminal Law

Bill Banks (Syracuse)
Jen Daskal (American)
Paul Ohm (Georgetown)
Richard Downing (Justice Department)
Sean Farrell (FBI)
Moderator: Bobby Chesney (Strauss Center)

11:45am - 12:45pm    SESSION 3: Cyber in the Business and Regulatory Contexts

Andrew Woods (Kentucky)
Matt Perault (Facebook)
Kristen Eichensehr (UCLA)
Moderator: Harvey Rishikof (ABA SCOLANS)

12:45pm - 1:45pm      KEYNOTE LUNCHEON featuring Daniel Placek, co-founder of Darkode and Dina Temple-Raston (NPR)

1:45pm - 2:45pm        SESSIONS 4 AND 5: Cyber, International Law, and the Laws of War

Eric Jensen (BYU)
Derek Jinks (Texas)
Sean Watts (Creighton)
Elaine Korzak (Stanford)
Dakota Rudesill (Ohio)