The Great Cryptographic Divide

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 5:00 pm5:30 pm

Jason Truppi, Director, Endpoint Detection and Response, Tanium, Inc.


From the Enigma machine to the DES and RSA algorithms, encryption has engendered a long, drawn-out war between governments. In the last few decades, however, it has evolved into a topic that is quickly dividing the world into privacy and security advocates. As industry continues to provide enhanced encryption options to the consumer, the government is losing visibility into threat actors who are perpetrating crimes and exploiting the security of nation states. The move toward end-to-end encryption is not only impacting government, but the overall security posture of corporations as well. This raises security and risk concerns for the entire community. How are the government and private sector planning to maintain security and privacy in a fully encrypted world? How will governments maintain foreign intelligence collection requirements? What are tech companies inventing to counteract emerging threats while maintaining the privacy of their users? I will also present some creative solutions for how we can move the encryption and privacy debate forward and create reasonable common ground that will align parties instead of increasing the cryptographic divide.

Jason Truppi, Director - Endpoint Detection and Response - Tanium, Inc.

Jason Truppi is a career technologist turned FBI agent and now tech entrepreneur. Jason has many years of experience working in information systems and security. Jason was an FBI Cyber Agent in New York City where he worked some of the Nation's largest national security and criminal cyber intrusions. He was later promoted as Supervisory Special Agent at FBI Cyber Division where he was responsible for major data breaches, hacktivism and cyber extortion cases across the country. As a Director at Tanium and CSIS cybersecurity fellow, Jason is helping to advance the security industry to enable corporate network defenders on an enterprise scale. He is applying his skills and experience in incident response, investigations, penetration testing, analysis and threat intelligence to help solve the cybercrime epidemic that we face today.

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@inproceedings {208161,
author = {Jason Truppi},
title = {The Great Cryptographic Divide},
booktitle = {Enigma 2018 (Enigma 2018)},
year = {2018},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
url = {},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jan

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