We are proud to announce the confirmed speakers of ARES 2015:


Peter Eckersley

EFF Technology Projects Director

EFF Technology Projects Director Peter Eckersley will discuss the obstacles that have prevented us from transitioning to a secure, encrypted Web that uses HTTPS by default. He will provide an overview of the Let’s Encrypt CA which EFF is building with Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai and IdentTrust, to offer free and automated deployment of certificates for HTTPS/TLS/SSL, and of other standards initiatives that will be necessary to make Web communications safe by default against surveillance, censorship, and tampering on the network.

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Rainer BöhmeRainer Böhme

University of Innsbruck, Austria

In blocks we trust: the case of crypto-currencies



samarati_new_smal1lPierangela Samarati

Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy



Pierangela Samarati is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Universita‘ degli Studi di Milano. Her main Research interests are access control policies, models and systems, data security and privacy, information system security, and Information protection in general. She has participated in several projects involving different aspects of information protection. On these topics she has published more than 240 peer-reviewed articles in international journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. She is the Coordinator of the ESCUDO-CLOUD European project (H2020). She has been Computer Scientist in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI, CA (USA). She has been a visiting researcher at the Computer Science Department of Stanford University, CA (USA), and at the Center for Secure Information Systems of George Mason University, VA (USA).

She is the chair of the IEEE Systems Council Technical Committee on Security and Privacy in Complex Information Systems (TCSPCIS), of the Steering Committees of the European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS), and of the ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES). She is member of several steering committees.  She is ACM Distinguished Scientist (named 2009) and IEEE Fellow (named 2012).  She has been awarded the IFIP TC11 Kristian Beckman award (2008) and the IFIP WG 11.3 Outstanding Research Contributions Award (2012).

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