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.

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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},