2009 09 29 0530 Privacy Social networks Trust and Terrorism for CDM class

2009 09 29 0530 Privacy Social networks Trust and Terrorism for CDM class

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Security and Privacy in Cyberspace Privacy, Social Networks, Trust, and Terrorism Lance J. Hoffman Distinguished Research Professor Computer Science Department The George Washington University Washington, DC [email protected] Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this talk are those of Professor Lance Hoffman only. They are not necessarily those of The George Washington University, the U. S. Government, or anyone else.
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How Important is Cybersecurity? Excerpts from Remarks of President Obama on Securing the US Cyber-Infrastructure May 29, 2009 The epochs of history are long -- the Agricultural Revolution; the Industrial Revolution. By comparison, our Information Age is still in its infancy. It's about the privacy and the economic security of American families. We rely on the Internet to pay our bills, to bank, to shop, to file our taxes. But we've had to learn a whole new vocabulary just to stay ahead of the cyber criminals who would do us harm -- spyware and malware and spoofing and phishing and botnets. And this is also a matter of public safety and national security. We count on computer networks to deliver our oil and gas, our power and our water. We rely on them for public transportation and air traffic control. Yet we know that cyber intruders have probed our electrical grid and that in other countries cyber attacks have plunged entire cities into darkness. In short, America's economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on cybersecurity. First time a presidential statement of this visibility on cyber-security. Cyber-security is now prominent on the policy radar screen
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Unresolved Legal Issues in Cybersecurity from “ Cyberspace Policy Review: Assuring a Trusted and Resilient Information and Communications Infrastructure” http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/documents/Cyberspace_Policy_Review_final.pdf when government is permitted to protect privately owned critical infrastructure the use of automated attack detection and warning sensors data sharing with third parties within the Federal government adjustments to liability considerations reduced liability in exchange for improved security or increased liability for the consequences of poor security Indemnification tax incentives new regulatory requirements the placement of Internet monitoring or blocking software Examples (around the world): Internet and client monitoring of world’s largest Internet population (in China, 298M users) Recent Green Dam fiasco (note implications for supply chain) Iran shutting off Internet and, especially, text messaging US State Department asks Twitter to stay “on”, postponing downtime for maintenance, during recent unrest in Iran (to better monitor developments) US National Security Agency finds it hard to separate “domestic” and “foreign” traffic, also under fire for monitoring citizen email Potential for deep packet inspection that “enables advanced security functions as well as internet data mining , eavesdropping , and
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