The Surveillance State and Censorship Legislation Conundrum

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 and ease of cyber jihad
  • How the failed U.K. surveillance state will become weaker with backdoors and dragnet censorship legislation
  • The role of artificial intelligence to stymie terrorism
  • The incorrect notion that surveillance equals security

You can download this paper here: http://icitech.org/icit-analysis-the-surveillance-state-censorship-legislation-conundrum-dragnet-surveillance-censorship-legislation-will-do-nothing-to-eliminate-cyber-jihad-lone-wolf-recruiting/

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Cylance Blog authored by The Cylance Team. Read the original post at: https://threatmatrix.cylance.com/en_us/home/the-surveillance-state-and-censorship-legislation-conundrum.html