Upcoming Speaking Engagements

This is a current list of where and when I am scheduled to speak:

  • I'm speaking at Indiana University Bloomington on January 30, 2020.
  • I'll be at RSA Conference 2020 in San Francisco. On Wednesday, February 26, at 2:50 PM, I'll be part of a panel on "How to Reduce Supply Chain Risk: Lessons from Efforts to Block Huawei." On Thursday, February 27, at 9:20 AM, I'm giving a keynote on "Hacking Society."
  • I'm speaking at SecIT by Heise in Hannover, Germany on March 26, 2020.

The list is maintained on this page.

Posted on January 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM • 3 Comments

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Electron 007January 14, 2020 8:19 PM

"How to Reduce Supply Chain Risk: Lessons from Efforts to Block Huawei."

And how friendly is Chinatown, for which among other things San Francisco is known? Are there Asian gangs or triads? What about the labor issues from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Tibet that are spilling over into California?

Is Huawei the problem, or do some of the problems lie in Silicon-Valley-dictated design and specification rather than in the supply or order fulfillment?

vas pupJanuary 17, 2020 1:12 PM

Hi Bruce,
Per your upcoming speaking in Germany, I guess you need to be informed about something recent in Germany:

Germany: Online child abuse investigators to get more powers
https://www.dw.com/en/germany-online-child-abuse-investigators-to-get-more-powers/a-52037583

"Officials in Germany will soon be able to post fake, computer-generated pornographic images of children when pursuing criminals online. Parliament has approved a raft of new measures, including new "cyber grooming" laws.

What are the main changes?

The core of the proposals can be found in two changes to the law:
Under strict conditions, investigators will be permitted to use computer-generated material resembling sexual abuse of children on online chatrooms as part of their work.
Attempted "cyber grooming" of operatives in sting operations will also be punishable by law in future. Previously, if people tried to groom an investigator or parent who they believed to be a child, it was not a criminal offense.

What is the legal justification for the changes?

The draft law says posting such material was often required in order to gain entry to child sex abuse chatrooms on the darknet. Operatives wishing to do this will require a judge's approval, and will have undergone special training beforehand. No real people are allowed to appear in the footage."


That is new vector in fighting child pornography. Same could be done in US as well.


vas pupJanuary 20, 2020 1:48 PM

Hi Bruce,
Recent presentation on C-SPAN2 of new book related to 'morality' of big data sharks is good by both: author and moderator. In particular very interesting questions were asked and very good answers provided including privacy and security (closer to the end of presentation).
Looks like book could be utilized for your policy related activity:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?467773-1/after-words-rana-foroohar


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