2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

It’s Not About an iPhone: Fixing the Encryption Mess

Tuesday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom D
531 E 4th St

The relationship between the government, tech, and corporations was broken well before the iPhone encryption fight. Working within a legal framework designed for telcos in the 20th century, the government has had to improvise in ways that antagonized its potential partners in the tech and corporate world.

We NEED this relationship to be fixed in a way that both allows the government to protect us, while also protecting our privacy, and keeping corporations safe from potential hackers. This means passing new laws, changing current government practices, and building trust across the spectrum.

In this session we’ll hear from Obama camapign and admin advisor Michael Slaby, IBM’s global threat head Charles Henderson, and corporate security expert Misha Govshteyn on how we got here and what it will take to fix this mess.

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Charles Henderson at SXSW

Charles Henderson

Global Head of Pentration Testing & Threat


Charles Henderson is the Global Head of Testing and Threat at IBM. He has been in the information security industry for over twenty years. Over that time, he and his teams have specialized in netwo...

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Michael Slaby at SXSW

Michael Slaby

Head of Mission


Passionate and committed to helping humanity save the world, Michael Slaby is among the world’s leaders in digital and social media strategy, technology, and how together they can elevate mission-d...

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Misha Govshteyn at SXSW

Misha Govshteyn

Chief Strategy Officer

Alert Logic

Misha Govshteyn is Founder & Chief Security Officer at Alert Logic with responsibility for threat intelligence, security research and product strategy. As one of the fastest growing security provid...

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