DEF CON Crypto & Privacy Village

At the DEF CON Crypto & Privacy village you can learn how to secure your own systems, while also picking up some tips and tricks on how to break classical and modern encryption. Workshops will be available on everything from GPG to FOIA, code sprints on security tools, crypto-related games, and talks on privacy from EFF staffers and more.

Main Track

FRIDAY (8/8)

Time Event
12:00
Meet and Greet!
Come meet others interested in crypto & privacy!
13:00
Why Is Encryption So Hard to Teach?
Eva Galperin, EFF
13:30
Setting Up Your Own Self-Hosted Encrypted Email
Justin Culbertson
14:00
Shattering Your Secrets: Coercion-Resistant Full Disk Encryption and More
Karl Koscher
14:30
STARTTLS for SMTP
Per Thorsheim
15:00
Cryptanalysis 101: Breaking Caesar & Vigenère Ciphers
Earn a crypto merit badge! With Tony Arcieri. BRING A COMPUTER!
16:00
KEY SIGNING PARTY
Come get your GPG key signed! All the cool kids are doing it!
17:00
LIGHTNING TALKS
  • EU vs USA - The Privacy/Cryptography Cage match · Steven Fox
  • Discussing New Secure Messaging Protocol · Adam Caudill
  • Follow Up from Last Year: Car Tracking by ALPRs & E-Zpass Non-Toll Tag Tracking · Puking Monkey

SATURDAY (8/9)

Time Event
12:00
Meet and Greet!
12:30
Forget the NSA: The Threat to Your Anonymous Speech Posed by Plain Old Lawsuits
Cathy Gellis
13:00
FOIA Club, or How to Get the Government to Spill Its Guts
Nate Cardozo
13:30
The Right to Be Forgotten
Jim Rennie
14:00
Pbzr Frr Guvf Gnyx: The Fifth Amendment and Forced Decryption
Whitney Merrill
14:30
Is Metadata Really That Bad? Yes.
Robert Olson
15:00
Cryptanalysis 101: Breaking Caesar & Vigenère Ciphers
Earn a crypto merit badge! With Tony Arcieri. BRING A COMPUTER!
16:00
KEY SIGNING PARTY
Come get your GPG key signed! All the cool kids are doing it!
17:00
LIGHTNING TALKS
  • How to Do Modern Crypto Wrong · Daniel Crowley
  • Intro to HSMs · Joseph Birr-Pixton