Event Recap / February 2016

VIDEO: Peter Eckersley, Electronic Frontier Foundation: “The Road to Encryption”


In partnership with the Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST), the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity hosted this presentation by Peter Eckersley, Chief Computer Scientist for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). His talk, “The Road to a Fully Encrypted Internet,” explores some of the institutional and technical roadblocks that have made the deployment of encryption complicated, and a range of projects that EFF has pursued to address them.

Peter’s work at EFF has included privacy and security projects such as HTTPS Everywhere, the Encrypt the Web Scorecard, the Let’s Encrypt Certificate Authority, Panopticlick, and the SSL Observatory. He helped launch a movement for open wireless networks; fought to keep modern computing platforms open; helped start the campaign against the SOPA/PIPA Internet blacklist legislation; and ran the first controlled tests to confirm that Comcast was using forged reset packets to interfere with P2P protocols.

This presentation was recorded on February 4, 2016.