ICIT Analysis: The Surveillance State & Censorship Legislation Conundrum: Dragnet Surveillance & Censorship Legislation Will Do Nothing to Eliminate Cyber Jihad & Lone Wolf Recruiting

censorshipRecent efforts by governments to weaken encryption, introduce exploitable vulnerabilities into applications, and to develop Nation-state dragnet surveillance programs will do little to stymie the rise in terrorist attacks.  These efforts will be a detriment to national security and only further exhaust law enforcement resources and obfuscate adversary communiqués within a massive cloud of noise.

In our most recent analysis, entitled “The Surveillance State & Censorship Legislation Conundrum: Dragnet Surveillance & Censorship Legislation Will Do Nothing to Eliminate Cyber Jihad & Lone Wolf Recruiting,” ICIT offers insights on this important national security debate by discussing:

 

  • How backdoors for the good guys means backdoors for the bad guys
  • The rise of the lone-wolf threat & ease of cyber jihad
  • How the failed U.K. surveillance state will become weaker with backdoors and dragnet censorship legislation
  • The incorrect notion that surveillance equals security
  • The role of Artificial Intelligence to Stymie terrorism

This paper was authored by James Scott, Sr. Fellow, ICIT.

Download the paper here: http://icitech.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ICIT-Analysis-The-Surveillance-State-Conondrum.pdf


 

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