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Free and Safe in Cyberspace 2015 - LatAm Edition (FSC LatAm) will be hosted at during the LatinoWare 2015 conference, the largest South American free software conference, held in Iguazu, Brazil. It is a follow-up edition of the original Free and Safe in Cyberspace conference, coordinated and co-organized by the Open Media Cluster (now called Trustless Computing Association) in Brussels, Belgium on Sept 24th-25th 2015, with the support ECSEL, AENEAS and EIT Digital Privacy, Security and Trust, and the participation of Bruce Schneier, Richard Stallman, European Defense Agency, EDPS, DG Connect, and many more.
During FSC LatAm, high-assurance IT experts, public authorities, leading companies and civil rights activists will engage in panel sessions and stand up keynotes to tackle 2 challenges for the future role of IT in society:

CHALLENGE A: Is it feasible to provide ordinary citizens access to affordable and user-friendly end-2-end IT services with constitutionally-meaningful (1) levels of user-trustworthiness, as a supplement to their every-day computing devices? If so, how?

CHALLENGE B: Provided that Challenge A can be met, can new voluntary, independent and international IT certifications  – within some nations’ current legislative frameworks – provide safeguards that are sufficiently-extreme to reconcile meaningful personal privacy, effective lawful access and prevention of malevolent use? If so, what are the core paradigms?

The current EU Cyber Security Strategy calls for "EU consultations with international partners on cyber issues should be designed, coordinated and implemented to add value to existing bilateral dialogues between the EU's Member States and third countries. The EU will place a renewed emphasis on dialogue with third countries, with a special focus on like-minded partners that share EU values".

How can Brazil and Europe work together towards meaningful and transparent IT assurance by filling each other technological and expertise gaps and gather critical mass for legitimation and wide global adoption of new standards and certification bodies?


Keynoters and Panelists (to date)

Marcos Mazoni. President of SERPRO. Main Brazilian IT public agency, delegated by President Rousseff to develop state-surveillance-proof email systems for government officials.

Rufo Guerreschi. (video conference) Exec. Dir. at Open Media Cluster. Project Lead at the User Verified Social Telematics project and the international Trustless Computing Association. Expert in high-assurance IT systems, lawful access systems. Long-time activist for the promotion of democracy within and through the use of IT.

John Maddog Hall. World renowned free software pioneer and evangelist. Founder of Linux International, board member of the USENIX association. (Wikipedia).

Roberto Gallo. CEO and Chief Scientist at KRYPTUS, holds a PhD on Cybersecurity, Coordinating member of Cybernetics Committee at the Brazilian Defense Industry. He worked in several security projects of strategical interest on Brazilian defense industry, including the National Anti-Malware Platform.

Jovan Golic. Internationally renowned cryptographer and IT expert. Head of EIT Digital Action Line for Privacy, Security & Trust. EIT Digital is EU public R&D program that manages over 3BN€ till 2020 in close-to-market innovation.

Rogério Winter. Liason Officer of the  Centro de Tecnologia da Informação Renato Archer of the Brazilian Army.

Alberto J. Azevedo. IT security and privacy expert, consultant and hacktivist. Latin America manager of the Open Media Cluster. (TBD Senior Technical official) of the Cyber Defence Center of the Brazilian Army.


10:00 – Opening Arguments
10:10 – Roberto Gallo
10:30 – Rufo Guerreschi (video conference)
10:50 – Senior Technical official of the Cyber Defence Center of the Brazilian Army.
11:10 – Panel 1 – Discussions about Challenge A
11:50 – John Maddog Hall
12:10 – Rogério Winter
12:30 – Alberto J. Azevedo
12:50 – Panel 2 – Discussions about Challenge B
13:30 – Jovan Golic (video conference).
Abstract: In order to foster business in the area of privacy, security, and trust in digital world, we need to understand that there is no conflict between cyber security and cyber privacy and that the tradeoff between cyber privacy and lawful cyber investigation can be achieved by transparent organizational processes and trustworthy technologies, based on cryptography.
13:50 – Marcos Mazoni
14:00 – Closing Arguments

Organized by
Open Media Cluster (now called Trustless Computing Association)
Exec. Dir. , Rufo Guerreschi,
LatAm Prj Mgr., Alberto Azevedo
Info at:

(1) By constitutionally-meaningful, we mean IT services that are resistant to attacks of tens of millions of euros to the life-cycle or supply-chain of a given service class, by actors with very low liability and high access to plausible deniability.

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