February 10–12 2016 – Geneva, Switzerland

All your life and data belong to “US”

All your life and data belong to “US”

Workshop
Curated by the Lift community
Fri, Feb. 12 2016 - 09:00 to 11:00
Room 12, level 2
  • Trainer, advisor and lecturer in information technology and communication

Today the digital world has become quite complex… it’s difficult to define what a cybercriminal is really, respectively to have a clear definition of what is “criminal behaviors” in the today’s cyber world… Cyber criminals acts as entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurs, respectively governments have sometime criminal behaviors. Snowden was quite clear on that point… As well, some well-established cyber security companies, and some self-made digital entrepreneurs, are analyzing software and operating system and crawling the Internet to find zero-day vulnerability, in the goal to sell it on the underground market to intelligences agencies, competitors or non-democratic governments…

All of those questions makes the information security and the definition of the risk quite difficult to manage… Journalists, NGOs, Layers, startups, are among the main targets…

What is the risk spectrum of today? Against who we need to be protected (criminals, governments, competitors, all of them)? How can we be protected? 

What is the correct behavior regarding information security and protection of sources and other sensitive data? How do you minimize risk for your sources and contacts? How do you prepare for a trip abroad, or when traveling in sensitive areas? How can governments or private companies track you and what steps can you take to protect yourself?