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Free and Safe in Cyberspace 2015 – LatAm Edition (FSC LatAm) will be hosted during the LatinoWare 2015 conference, the largest South American free software conference, held in Iguaçu, 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 legitimization and wide global adoption of new standards and certification bodies?



Marcos Vinicius Mazoni

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

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

Privacy, Security and Trust Action Line Leader of EIT Digital. Privacy, Security and Trust Action Line Leader of EIT Digital. Renowned cryptanalyst and cryptographer. EIT Digital manages, through Innovation and Education action lines, about 80M€ yearly of EU funds for close-to-market IT innovation, research and education co-funding.

John "Maddog" Hall

World renowned free software pioneer and evangelist. Founder of Linux International, board member of the USENIX association.

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.

The Trustless Computing Association is a non-profit organization, based in Zurich, that has aggregated World-class partners and advisors to build open IT technologies, certifications and ecosystems that can deliver levels of trustworthiness that are radically higher than state-of-the-art.

Together with its spin-off startup TRUSTLESS.AI – based in Zurich – the associaiton has been building (1) Trustless Computing Certification Body, a new IT security standards-setting, certification body, aimed at radically-unprecedented levels of trustworthiness, while at once solidly enabling legit lawful access and (2) building the Seevik Pod and Net, an initial open computing base, ecosystem and IT device, compliant to such new certifications.

Marcos Vinicius Mazoni

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

Marcos Vincius Mazoni is the CEO of Serpro. An enthusiast in free software, he was one of the precursors of the branch in Brazil, having coordinated the I FISL. He has a degree in business administration and a postgraduate degree in information technology from FGV, and business management from UFRGS. He worked for 20 years at Companhia Riograndense de Telecomunicações. He also worked at the Porto Alegre City Hall, at Procempa , and at ASBEMI and ABEP, and he was president of Procergs , from 1999 to 2002; director, from Celepar, Paraná state computer company, from 2003 to 2006; and president and CEO of Serpro , from 2007 to 2016.

Roberto Gallo

CEO of KRYPTUS. President of the Brazilian Defense Industry Association. Cofounder of the Trustless Computing Association.

Roberto Gallo has a Ph.D. degree in cyber security, and is an H2 member. He has been working in the Information Security Industry for more than 18 years focusing on raising the bar on behalf of his customers. Leading a unique team at KRYPTUS as CEO and Chief Scientist, he has had the privilege to help his clients to stay protected and anticipate countermeasures for the future, advanced threats. As coordinator of the Cybernetics Committee at the Brazilian Defense Industry Association, he aims to transform the Brazilian Industry and Stakeholders into world class players. His personal skills and interests include entrepreneurship, business development, defense, awareness building, risk analysis, hardening, system engineering, complex system integration, architectural vulnerability analysis, and cryptography. Some of his information security projects include the development of the hardware security architecture of the Brazilian voting machines (T-DRE, Urna Eletrônica), with more than 400.000 devices manufactured, the development of the ASI-HSM, the HSM of the Brazilian PKI-root CA and the sole device with the highest Brazilian certification level (NSF2-NSH3, FIPS 140-2 Level 4 compatible), and the development of the first Secure Microprocessor of the south hemisphere, the SCuP, iv) LinkBR2, a secure airborne datalink solution.

Jovan Golic

World renowned cryptographerSenior Technical Leader, Security Lab at Telecom Italia. Former Action Line Leader for Privacy, Security & Trust for EU EIT ICT labs.


Jovan Golic has been working in the field of information security for more than three decades, both in academic and industrial world. In his current position at the Security Lab of Telecom Italia Group, he has been working on a number of projects related to data anonymization and pseudonymization, format-preserving and syntax-preserving encryption, pseudorandom number generation and stream ciphers, true random number generation in hardware, secure hardware implementations, secret sharing and key agreement protocols, intrusion detection, statistical anomaly detection, biometric authentication, authentication in ad hoc networks, security in information-centric networks, and embedded SIM protocols. He has been also involved in startup creation and delivering services and products to the market.

John "Maddog" Hall

World-renowned free software pioneer and evangelist. Founder of Linux International, board member of the USENIX association.

John “Maddog” Hall is the CEO of OptDyn, makers of Subutai P2P Cloud Platform. The nickname “maddog” was given to him by his students at Hartford State Technical College, where he was the Department Head of Computer Science. He has worked for Western Electric Corporation, Aetna Life and Casualty, Bell Laboratories, Digital Equipment Corporation (Digital), VA Linux Systems, and SGI. He was the CTO and ambassador of the computer appliance company Koolu. It was during his time with Digital that he initially became interested in Linux, and was instrumental in obtaining equipment and resources for Linus Torvalds to accomplish his first port, to Digital’s Alpha platform. It was also in this general time frame that Hall, who lives in New Hampshire, started the Greater New Hampshire Linux Users’ Group. Hall serves or has served on the boards of several companies, and several non-profit organizations, including the USENIX Association. Hall has spoken about Linux and free software at the technology conference Campus Party many times since 2007, most recently in June 2014 in Mexico and in November 2014 in El Salvador. At the UK Linux and Open Source Awards 2006, Hall was honoured with a Lifetime Recognition Award for his services to the open source community.

Rogério Winter

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

graduated at the Academia Militar de Agulhas Negras as communications officer of the Class of 1991. He now works as the professional activities at the CTI Renato Archer (Campinas) as Director Substitute and head of institutional relations. He has a masters in electronic engineering and Computing by the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA) and masters in military applications from the Escola de Aperfeiçoamento de Oficiais do Exército Brasileiro. He has over 25 years of professional experience the area of information security, working mainly on the topics: Cyber warfare, electronic warfare, command and control, security of network Computers. He is co-author of the book “Apocalypse: The end of the antivirus”, and is also the director of the Cybersecurity of the ASSESPRO São Paulo

Alberto J. Azevedo

IT security and privacy expert, consultant and hacktivist.

Alberto J. Azevedo is the founder and CEO at CYB3R Security Operations, founder and CEO at Infosec Army, and president at Security Solutions Holding. He attended the IT Technologist graduation on the Federal Center of Technology Education in Brazil (CEFET-PR). He has more then 20 years of experience on IT, specializing in corporate network security. He was CEO of Nova Era were he performed several security and IT projects in large companies in several states. He is an enthusiast of the hacker culture, and creator of the ESPH (Enterprise Security Planning Hack) a methodology to implement security on corporate networks, he is also the leader of the Security Experts Team Project, a projects that aims to distribute information security papers and manuals in portuguese for free on internet. He’s an expert on Security Regulations and Standards, a speaker on international conferences, and Latin America Manager for the Trustless Computing Project (Former UVST – User Verifiable Social Telematics). Alberto is also member of the SecurityCast project and Founding member of the USL-PY project. At the present he’s working as a Security Consultant to large companies, some governments in Brazil and all over the world.