The Role of Malware in Intelligence Operations

ISSA Theater 4 - Emerging Technology Theatre

Thu 18th Oct 01:00 to 01:50

Imagine you are King or Queen for a day. How would you employ the time and talent of computer hackers? Whom would you target, with what type of malware, and for what purpose? Where would you set technical, legal, and ethical constraints? Information Technology continuously transforms the nature of statecraft, from internal security to external threats. This presentation will examine the role of malicious software in real-world nation-state intelligence operations. We will discuss the attack and defense of everything in a modern state, from elections to electricity, and clarify the roles and risks of law enforcement, counterintelligence, and foreign intelligence in the Internet era. Finally, we will address how enterprises should respond to a threat that has no fear of prosecution or retaliation.


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Kenneth Geers Kenneth Geers View Profile