Over the past 3 years, ProtonMail has grown into the world’s largest encrypted email service, with over 2 million users. I will discuss the benefits and challenges of working in the open and federated email space, the technical and usability hurdles surrounding encrypted email, and the importance of security-first development in the age of data breaches.
Bart Butler is lead engineer and CTO at ProtonMail, the world's largest secure email service. Previously, he worked at CERN for four years as a researcher at the Large Hadron Collider. He has a PhD in Particle Physics from Stanford University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard.