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To Pay, Or Not To Pay – Living in the Age of Ransomware

Download Audio Ransomware is now a global epidemic. It strikes an estimated 40% of businesses in the US, UK, Canada and Germany. It now is hitting one out of every six consumers, according to Kaspersky Lab. Today, ransomware has replaced credit card theft as the preferred scam of online criminals. And they are extorting billions…

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The Future of Surveillance Laws, One Year After USA FREEDOM: Part of the Snowden Effect Series

Download Audio   Date: Friday, October 28th, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2226 Social: @NetCaucusAC | #SnowdenEffect Speakers: Aaron Cooper — BSA | The Software Alliance (Bio) Kevin Collier (moderator) — Senior privacy and security reporter, Vocativ (Bio) Susan Hennessey — Fellow in National Security in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution (Bio) Robert S. Litt — General…

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Data Warrants Across the Pond: Envisioning A More Sustainable Process

  Download Audio View Flickr Photos Documents: UK-USDOJ Proposed United States – United Kingdom Agreement on Secure and Privacy – Protective Exchange of Electronic Data for the Purposes of Countering Serious Crime, Including Terrorism Legislative Language White Paper Due to the global popularity of U.S. electronic communications services, foreign countries increasingly require access to electronic…

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The Future of Hacking Disclosures: What Are The New Rules of Engagement?

Join Kurt Opsahl, Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and representatives from government, industry and civil liberties groups, as they debate hacking, vulnerabilities and disclosure, in light of the recent Apple encryption cases. While encryption took the lion’s share of the conversations related to the case, the way in which…

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Disrupting ISIS Online: The Challenges Of Combating Online Radicalization

      View Photos on Flickr.   Date: Friday May 6, 2016 12pm-1:15pm Location: Rayburn House Office Building Room Room 2226 Follow: @NetCaucusAC | #ISISOnline Social media has flourished in large part because platforms have been freed from liability for content posted by independent users. But as instigators of violence and terrorism have figured…


Encryption: Balancing Privacy, Security and Law Enforcement Needs

View Photos on Flickr. Location Rayburn House Office Building Room 2237 Follow: @NetCaucusAC | #CryptoBalance While a last minute hack averted some major courtroom drama between the F.B.I. and Apple the tension around strong encryption has only risen. There are still ongoing court cases where law enforcement wants access to encrypted devices. Recently both the…