Recent 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: https://icitech.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ICIT-Analysis-The-Surveillance-State-Conondrum.pdf