Free and Safe in Cyberspace is a global event series that aims to catalyse a constructive dialogue and a wide informed consensus on new international standards and certification governance bodies for ultra-high assurance IT systems and lifecycles – for communications, constitutional lawful access and autonomous systems – to deliver access to unprecedented and constitutionally meaningful e-privacy and e-security to all, while increasing public safety and cyber-investigation capabilities.


Bruce Schneier

Board member at Electronic Frontier Foundation, Open Technology Institute and EPIC. Fellow at Harvard Law School. CTO at Resilient Systems. Arguably the world’s most-renowned and recognized IT security expert.
Bart Preneel

Bart Preneel

Director at COSIC TU Leuven. President at International Association for Cryptologic Research. Arguably EU’s most peer-recognized IT security expert and researcher.

Richard Stallman

President of the Free Software Foundation. Founder of the Free Software movement. Inventor of the Free/Open Source Software licenses. Creator of the GNU/Linux OS, basis a majority of mobile and server computing devices.


Since the 1st edition in 2015, the conference series revolves around finding answers to The 4 Challenges of  Free and Safe in Cyberspace , detailed in an extensive backgrounder, and summarized below:

CHALLENGE A: How can we achieve ultra-high assurance ICT?!

CHALLENGE B: How can we achieve ultra-high assurance ICT while solidly enabling legitimate and constitutional lawful access?

CHALLENGE C: What’s the role of ultra-high assurance ICTs in the future of AI?

CHALLENGE D: What are the national policy or international treaty options for ultra-high assurance ICT standards in critical societal domains?

Snippet from our 2016 Brussels Edition
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