Featured Speakers

Deirdre Mulligan
University of California,
Stefan Savage
University of California,
San Diego

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Seth Rosenblatt, Editor, The Parallax


Enigma Interviews are long-form, moderated chats with world-class experts in information security and intersectional fields. These will be livestreamed conversations in front of an in-house audience.

The conversation with Mulligan and Savage will focus on autonomous vehicles and security as we look forward to Enigma 2018, which will be held January 16–18, 2018, in Santa Clara, CA, USA.


DG717 Event Space (The Digital Garage)
717 Market St, San Francisco, CA, USA


November 29, 2017, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm


Food and beverages will be provided. Space is very limited!

Connecting cybersecurity researchers and thought leaders with Bay Area citizens, Enigma Interviews discuss the concepts, tools, and defenses needed to keep our day-to-day lives secure. Enigma Interviews expand on themes and conversations from the Enigma conferences, bridging advanced research with current best practices while examining deeper social concerns such as digital freedom, social media surveillance, and IoT. Enigma conference speakers and organizers are top individuals in the field who offer a deep pool of experience and expertise and want to see improved adoption of practical tools by the public.

Check out the premiere of Enigma Interviews.

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About the Speakers

Deirdre K. Mulligan, University of California, Berkeley

Deirdre K. Mulligan is an Associate Professor in the School of Information at UC Berkeley, a faculty Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, and an affiliated faculty on the new Hewlett funded Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. With Jenna Burrell, she is currently running the Algorithmic Opacity and Fairness working group (AFOG) at UCB, supported by Google. Mulligan’s research explores legal and technical means of protecting values such as privacy, freedom of expression, and fairness in emerging technical systems. Her book, Privacy on the Ground: Driving Corporate Behavior in the United States and Europe, a study of privacy practices in large corporations in five countries, conducted with UC Berkeley Law Prof. Kenneth Bamberger was recently published by MIT Press. Mulligan and Bamberger received the 2016 International Association of Privacy Professionals Leadership Award for their research contributions to the field of privacy protection.

Stefan Savage, University of California, San Diego

Stefan Savage is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Applied History from Carnegie Mellon University. Savage is a full-time empiricist, whose research interests lie at the intersection of computer security, distributed systems and networking. He currently serves as co-director of UCSD's Center for Network Systems (CNS) and for the Center for Evidence based Security Research (CESR). Savage is a MacArthur Fellow, a Sloan Fellow, an ACM Fellow, and is a recipient of the ACM Prize in Computing and the ACM SIGOPS Weiser Award. He currently holds the Irwin and Joan Jacobs Chair in Information and Computer Science, but is a fairly down-to-earth guy and only writes about himself in the third person when asked.


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