The Second Annual Frontline Defenders Lecture with Bruce Schneier


On Monday 6 October, computer security expert Bruce Schneier will speak at The Second Annual Front Line Defenders Lecture to be held in partnership with University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin.

The public lecture, entitled 'Is it Possible to be Safe Online? Human Rights Defenders and the Internet', will explore the issues faced by human rights defenders and activists on the ground as the use of computers and the Internet in their work is becoming increasingly commonplace and the threats posed by governments manipulating, monitoring and subverting electronic information, increased surveillance and censorship and the lack of security for digitally communicated and stored information is on the rise.

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a 'security guru' by The Economist. He is the author of 12 books - including Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive - as well as hundreds of articles, essays and academic papers. His influential monthly newsletter 'Crypto-Gram' and blog 'Schneier on Security' are read by over 250,000 people.

TICKETS - In an effort to afford as many people as possible the opportunity to attend this lecture by Bruce Schneier, we have made 125 waged tickets available for the event and 125 unwaged tickets. Ticket are available here:

ACCESS - Access to the TBSI (Trinity Biomedical Science Institute) is on Pearse Street, Dublin 2. At the end of Westland Row (where the Pearse Street DART station is located) take a right. The entrance to the TBSI is approximately 100 metres along Pearse Street on your right.

REGISTRATION - Registration will commence at 17.45 and the lecture will commence at 18.30 sharp.

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