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Sep 27 - Sep 29, 2021
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CRITIS 2021 – The 16th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security

Ten years ago CRITIS 2011 was held in Lucerne. On September 27, 28 & 29, 2021, the 16th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2021) will be back in Switzerland and take place at the EPFL SwissTech Convention Center. CRITIS 2021 aims to bring together researchers, professionals from academia, critical (information) infrastructure operators, industry, defence and governmental organizations working in the field of critical infrastructures protection (CIP).

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Jun 7 - Jun 11, 2021
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RightsCon 2021

Every year, they bring together business leaders, policy makers, general counsels, advocates, technologists, academics, government representatives, and journalists from around the world to tackle the most pressing issues at the intersection of human rights and technology. Join RightsCon for their 10th anniversary event online from Monday, June 7 to Friday, June 11, 2021.

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Jun 7 - Jun 11, 2021
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Foundations of ICT for Decision Makers

Current digital trends and innovation, including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data privacy, blockchain and digital trust, are rapidly changing and disrupting the way donors, employees, and beneficiaries interact with each other. Technology can be a powerful tool for philanthropic and non-profit organizations, accelerating their digital transformation through automating and streamlining business processes, using digital platforms, and leveraging data and analytics in new ways that enhance their efficiency and social impact.

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May 31 - Jun 4, 2021
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Zero-trust cloud week – data protection in the cloud

Today, it’s often more cost-effective to host services in the cloud instead of in its own premises. But how protected is our sensitive data in the cloud? We readily encrypt data in storage and protect it while in transit. But what about when data is “in use”? It is a legitimate concern in increasingly cloud-dominated infrastructures. Moreover, how to make sense of the different laws governing the sensitive data?

During this week we will explore how privacy-enhancing computation technologies complement a zero-trust strategy by addressing the vulnerability of data in use in the cloud. We will also discuss the legal framework which is required to balance economical interest of companies with the individual’s data privacy concerns.

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May 26, 2021
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Dependencies in Modern IT Systems

The variety of dependencies in modern IT systems provides several advantages, but also has a strong impact on the security and resilience of these systems. A number of recent incidents, such as the “SolarWinds attack” on US governmental agencies, underline the difficulty of securing systems that are composed of various apparently independent components.

How aware are organisations of their IT dependencies? How do they manage them? How are dependencies taken into account in the decision process? The goal of this workshop is to gather experiences, and to present approaches that tackle these dependency issues, from theoretical and practical points of view.

This event is organized by the Swiss Support Center for Cybersecurity (SSCC), in collaboration with the Center for Digital Trust (C4DT) at EPFL and the Zurich Information Security Center (ZISC) at ETHZ.

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Apr 28, 2021
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EPFL/C4DT Panel – Should We Trust Digital Immunity Passports?

There is much debate about the use of digital immunity passports as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Such digital tools to certify immunity could help spur economic recovery, but raise ethical and privacy concerns. How to build trust in such a solution? What elements make them interoperable among countries? How is people’s data related to their immunity status governed?

A panel of prominent specialists will discuss these and other questions from 4 different angles – ethical, business, political/governance and scientific – during a two-hour moderated discussion.

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Mar 25, 2021
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Digital Cooperation Dialogues – Dialogue 5 : Data and Technology for Development

The implementation and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has shown the critical role of data and technology to advance sustainable and inclusive development. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of leveraging data and digital technologies to ensure a rapid, agile, and effective response to both the pandemic as it unfolds and the economic recovery in its aftermath. Data plays a catalytic role in informing targeted decision-making at the national and supranational levels while technology can be harnessed to realize new and innovative ways to implement tangible solutions on the ground.

Under the overarching theme of harnessing data and technology for development, this cross-sectorial dialogue will feature two complementary discussions. The first panel will focus on data for development, presenting the World Bank SDG Atlas and its innovative data visualizations, and discussing the role of data in leading a resilient recovery and achieving the SDGs. The second panel will focus on technology for development, presenting EPFL’s Tech4Dev initiative and showcasing best practices in technology transfer that can be adopted by multiple stakeholders in international development.

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Mar 8 - Mar 12, 2021
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C4DT digital ID week

On the 7th of March the Swiss population will vote on a law the Federal Council and the Parliament have prepared establishing an identification system recognized by the Confederation: the e-ID. Opportunities that arise through digital identification will not only depend on a country’s implementation but also on the trust which its citizens have in its government and institutions. During the week of the 8th to 12th of March, which follows the referendum, we would like to
– discuss the eID law and compare it to the one already implemented by other countries,
– discuss the population’s trust and willingness to adopt a national eID,
– get the perspective of a Swiss Consumer group and learn about the tech implementation and perspective of a digital ID provider,
– hear researchers’ point of view on the implementation challenges, possible solutions and research trends.
Finally, we will try to identify and frame a challenge / use case on which the eID workgroup can solve with the support of research.
Please note that this is a C4DT community event only.

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Feb 16, 2021
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COVID Response and Digital Trust

While the SwissCovid proximity tracing app was designed as decentralized and privacy-preserving, adoption rates have been low, and non-users have cited privacy and data protection as the top reason for not adopting. Similar results have been seen in other countries. Given the potential benefits of such an app, and users willingness to use apps with less privacy and arguably less social benefits, this suggests a need for a better understanding of privacy along with a greater focus on generating digital trust in society.

IHEID’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration and the Global Health Centre invite you to join them for a panel discussion on the privacy features of the proximity tracing apps, the implications of such tech for global health, and general privacy and online trust, with a view to the lessons learned, and what can be done better.

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Tuesday, February 16th, 15h00-16h00 (CET), online

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Jan 25, 2021
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AMLD 2021 Track AI & Democracy

With the massive use of Fake News and the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the general public is aware that AI can harm democratic processes. But on its bright side, can machine learning help us to better understand and improve democracy?

Applied Machine Learning Days at EPFL in 2021 will consists of monthly thematically focussed conferences on machine learning and artificial intelligence with top speakers from around the world. The AI & Democracy track explores the challenges and opportunities that lie at the intersection of politics, law, and machine learning – beyond Fake News and Cambridge Analytica. Open Government Initiatives have opened access to vast amounts of data that political scientists, lawmakers, legal experts, journalists, and data scientists exploit to gain insights into political and legal processes.

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Monday, January 25th 2021, 09h00-17h00, online

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Jan 20, 2021
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C4DT start-up onboarding event

During this event the 4 associate partners, who joined the C4DT as part of the C4DT start-up program, will present themselves to the C4DT community. For two years Regdata, strong.network, Taurus and Xorlab will complement the already diverse group of partner companies through their start-up perspective and collaborate and share insights on trust-building technologies. Virtually meet them, learn about their activities and ask questions and discuss with your start-up(s) of interest in 4 concurrent break-out sessions.

This is a C4DT community event only.

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Dec 7 - Dec 11, 2020
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IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST)

IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) is the premier symposium that facilitates the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development. Since 2008, HOST has served as the globally recognized event for researchers and practitioners to advance knowledge and technologies related to hardware security and assurance.

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