McLaughlin's keynote session on Wednesday will focus on a concept that sits at the heart of the Apple vs. FBI case: trust in the systems underlying the Internet.
"If you don't trust the underlying systems that you are relying on for all your digital commerce, for your digital information, for your personal information, that handle digital commerce, personal information and data, what if you just stopped using them and you were just afraid to use them?" said McLaughlin.
"If that were the case, what would happen to productivity and GDP declines and things — that could be very scary in the future," he said. "We have to make sure people trust the infrastructure that they are relying on to be secure and this privacy is all part of that trust concept."
"The Web is a global resource and if one of us is not secure, all of us are not secure," said Sell. "We all need to help each other and raise the tides here."