Geneva, March 28th 2019.
After editions in Brussels, Iguazu, New York and Berlin, leading European and Swiss IT security and banking experts will convene this time in Geneva for the 6th Edition of the Free and Safe in Cyberspace on April 9th-10th 2019: www.free-and-safe.org
Panelists and keynoters include leading experts, academics and private banks – including from EPFL, ETH Zurich, Oxford University FHI,United Nations ITU, Thales Group SICPA, Symphony, SYZ Group,Peakview, WAAM Wealth Management, Polytech Ventures, and more. Organized by the Trustless Computing Association and its spinoff TRUSTLESS.AI-Sarl. Hosted at their new home at the Fintech Fusion accelerator in Geneva.
As in previous edition, we’ll discuss what new IT security paradigms, technologies and international non-governmental certifications can be expected to enable human communications and financial transactions that are radically more secure than state-of-the-art. We’ll tackle 4 key challenges and how their solution by pioneering public and private organizations could create huge public good and economic opportunities.
After the repeal of bank secrecy laws and huge fines levied on Swiss banks from US and EU authorities, can an offering of unique digital security and confidentiality from hackers, competitors and adversary become the new dominant competitive advantage of Swiss private banks?
Cybercrime cost will reach $6 trillion by 2021. Most of it unnoticed or unreported. Wealthy persons and banks are the primary victims, simply because that’s where the money is. In fact, extortion schemes, financial frauds, and trade secret theftamount to a much higher cost than consumer data breaches that make headlines every other day, and are mostly forgotten by users and markets the next one.
No matter how much they’re willing to pay, even the richest and most powerful persons like Trump and Bezos, still cannot expect their communications with close associates to stay private from even mid-level attackers. The phone “call back”, the mainstay and last line ofdefense of banks against financial transaction fraud, is greatly threatened by fast-emerging voice cloning technologies.
Sure, IT devices and supply-chains are ever more complex, to deliver rich experiences, and more obscure, to protect intellectual property. Meanwhile hackers are getting ever more resourceful. But is it really a technological issue?
Are we really not good enough? The latent demand after all is enormous. Or is instead that all is broken, by design at birth, ultimately to satisfy legitimate needs of law enforcement? If so, do we have to choose? Can we even choose? Is personal freedom and public safety really an “either or” choice, or is it instead a solvable “both or neither” challenge? Can both possibly be solved largely through the same uncompromising zero-trust time-proven technologies and international certification governance models?
Can such ultra-secure IT – and related certification governance models – contribute to radically increase the security, privacy or safety of complex and critical IT systems, such as 5G Networks, self-driving cars, robo-advisors, social media platforms and future all powerful AIs?
For media, speakers and spoorships:
Rufo Guerreschi, Exec. Dir. Trustless Computing Associationrufo@trustlesscomputing.org — mobile +41799137280