WS 132 Power grab? Understanding the clash of security communities.
Power grab? Understanding the clash of security communities. Is the recent interest of national governments in internet security a mere grab for power or a necessary step to the dawn of a peaceful internet?
Large scale internet security incidents such as the attacks on Estonia in 2007 or the Conficker botnet have been addressed by diverse, yet overlapping internet security communities. The ongoing functionality of the internet as an communications infrastructure was ensured almost exclusively by a network of loosely coupled technical experts. In recent counter-measures such as DNS change malware, the Zeus or the Kelihos botnet, civilian law enforcement has played an increasingly important role. Read more
Time: Fri, 2012-11-08 14.30 – 16.00