Hacking for Fun or Profit
Cyberspace – the vast digital landscape that has brought so many benefits to separated societies – has also opened the door to a wide range of risks. Sophisticated and ill-intentioned hackers have exploited vulnerabilities to steal information and money, and have developed the capacity to disrupt, destroy, or threaten societies and cyberspace infrastructure. However, other hackers have engaged in “hacktivism” against authoritarian states to promote free expression and fight censorship around the world. But as malicious actors are able to operate outside borders, how can the West maintain both cybersecurity and ethical hacking? Might the balance emphasize Free Speech?
Join us Monday, December 5, 2022, at 11:00 am EST / 4:00 pm GMT, for another installment of Free Speech at the Crossroads: International Dialogues.
This event is co-sponsored by the Free Speech Project (Georgetown University) and the Future of the Humanities Project (Georgetown University and Blackfriars Hall and Campion Hall, Oxford). It is part of the ongoing monthly series Free Speech at the Crossroads: International Dialogues.
Joel Brenner, MIT senior research fellow; former senior counsel, U.S. National Security Agency
Leanne Davies, senior lecturer in cyber security and computing, Wrexham Glyndŵr University.
Prajakta Jagdale, director of offensive security, Palo Alto Networks
Simon Rogerson, professor emeritus of computer ethics, De Montfort University.
Michael Scott (moderator), senior dean, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford.
Sanford J. Ungar (moderator), director, Free Speech Project, Georgetown University.
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