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Enigma 2017 Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)

Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are informal gatherings of peers interested in discussing a particular topic and are a great way to maximize the value of your time at a conference. You can always sign up to lead a BoF on site if you're inspired by something you heard in one of the sessions or in the hallway track and want to talk further.

Already have a conversation in mind? Schedule a BoF in advance by contacting with "Enigma 2017 BoF" in the subject line and including the following information in the body of the email:

  1. BoF title
  2. Organizer name and affiliation
  3. Date and time preference
  4. Brief description of BoF (optional)

BoF Schedule

ROOM CAPACITY 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 8:30 pm–9:30 pm 9:30 pm–10:30 pm



Grand Ballroom E-H




Facebook Vendor BoF
Fireside Chat: Security Has to Work for Everyone

A Conversation with Alex Stamos and Parisa Tabriz

(Event ends at 9:00 pm)



Room OCC 204




Junior Ballroom 123



EFF BoF: Blue Team for High-Risk Users

Eva Galperin, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Morgan Marquis-Boire, Citizen Lab, University of Toronto
Cooper Quintin, Electronic Frontier Foundation

ROOM CAPACITY 7:00 pm–8:00 pm 8:00 pm–9:00 pm 9:00 pm–10:00 pm



Room OCC 204




BoF Descriptions

Facebook Vendor BoF
Fireside Chat: Security Has to Work for Everyone 
A Conversation with Alex Stamos and Parisa Tabriz

Monday, January 30, 7:30 pm–9:00 pm, Grand Ballroom E–H
Topic: Building technology and designing security to prevent real-world harm with Alex Stamos, Facebook, and Parisa Tabriz, Google.

Following the chat, stay and enjoy a dessert and cocktail reception. Space is limited so please RSVP today.


Blue Team for High-Risk Users

Monday, January 30, 8:30 pm–9:30 pm, Junior Ballroom 123
Join EFF's Eva Galperin (@evacide) and Cooper Quintin (@cooperq) and Morgan Marquis-Boire (@headhntr) of The Intercept for an evening discussion on protecting high risk targets and vulnerable populations from digital attacks. During this Birds of a Feather session we will discuss the tactics used by governments to suppress dissent as well as what we as security professionals can do to expose and stop these practices.