-May 17, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Encryption is Key: How Undermining Encryption Would Harm Cybersecurity, Consumers and the Economy – Join New America’s Open Technology Institute and the Center for Democracy & Technology for a briefing on Capitol Hill, hosted by Senator Leahy and Senator Lee, on the importance of encryption to security, privacy, and industry. Dirksen Senate Office Bldg., Room 106. More information.

-May 17, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., ISSA DC Meetup: Smartphones Issues and Data in Apps and the Cloud…or your Next Level of Evidence – Center for American Progress, 1333 H Street, NW. More information.

-May 18, 3:00 p.m., Ransomware: Understanding the Threat and Exploring Solutions – The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism will hold a hearing. Dirksen Senate Office Bldg., Room 226. More information.

-May 18, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., NovaInfosec Meetup, West – Lost Rhino Brewing Co., 21730 Red Rum Drive #142, Ashburn, VA, 20147. More information.

- May 19, 12 noon - 1 pm, How can we enable privacy in an age of big data analytics? National Science Foundation, Stafford I, Room 110. Even though some seem to think privacy is dead, we are all still wearing clothes, as Bruce Schneier observed at a recent conference on surveillance. Yet big data and big data analytics are leaving some of us feeling a bit more naked than before. This talk will provide some personal observations on privacy today  and then outline some research areas where progress is needed to enable society to gain the benefits of analyzing large datasets without giving up more privacy than necessary. Discussion will be invited. More information.

-May 19, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., ISSA NoVa Meetup: Systems Security Engineering, The Path to More Trustworthy and Resilient Systems – This session addresses the engineering-driven actions necessary for developing a more defensible and survivable information technology infrastructure—including the component products, systems, and services that compose the infrastructure. Marymount University, 2807 N, Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, 22207. More information.

-May 19, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., CharmSec Meetup – CharmSec is an informal, all-ages, citysec-style meetup of information security professionals in Baltimore. Little Havana, 1325 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD, 21230. More information.

-May 25-26, Cybersecurity Law Institute - Those lawyers who ignore cyber threats are risking millions of dollars for their companies or their clients. Recent reports by Cisco and the World Economic Forum both highlight the paramount importance of cyber risk management. Georgetown University’s Cybersecurity Law Institute will give attendees insights into the latest information and strategies. Georgetown University Law Center, Hart Auditorium, McDonough Hall. More information.