This webinar discusses some of the many cybersecurity threats and strategies emerging today. Joan Donovan, PhD talks with experts: how secure and reliable is the American cyber ecosystem? How have threats, like opportunistic cybercrime, data breaches, and cyberattacks, changed given that many of us are still working from home? Is the potential for technology to serve as a force for good being usurped by malicious parties bent on oppression and surveillance? In the face of these myriad uncertainties and cosmic shifts, are we witnessing a resurgence of socio-technological hacking?
This talk is part of the Big, If True webinar series hosted by Joan Donovan, Ph.D., who heads up the Technology and Social Change Research Project (TaSC) at Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.
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BIO: Joseph Menn
is an investigative reporter for Reuters and one of the longest serving and most respected mainstream journalists on cyber security. His latest book, “Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World,” investigates how the hacker underground has shaped contemporary privacy and security debates. Menn has won three Best in Business awards from the Society of American Business Editors & Writers and been a finalist for three Gerald Loeb Awards. He previously worked for The Financial Times, Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg and has spoken at conferences including Def Con, Black Hat and RSA.
BIO: Josephine Wolff
is an assistant professor of cybersecurity policy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Her research interests include international Internet governance, cyber-insurance, security responsibilities and liability of online intermediaries, government-funded programs for cybersecurity education and workforce development, and the legal, political, and economic consequences of cybersecurity incidents. Her book “You’ll See This Message When It Is Too Late: The Legal and Economic Aftermath of Cybersecurity Breaches” was published by MIT Press in 2018. Her writing on cybersecurity has also appeared in Slate, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Wired.
BIO: Lodrina Cherne
is a digital forensics expert and instructor at SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training and certification. As an instructor, Lodrina’s goal is to help students look at an investigation from multiple angles by using different tools to find as many facts as possible. She became a SANS instructor to help instill solid foundational skills, practices, and techniques in students to advance their understanding of Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR), as well as to advance the overall DFIR profession.
Lodrina was named to SC Magazine’s prestigious Women in IT Security 2019 issue, and is among an elite group of luminaries in the Women to Watch category. She is a member of the GIAC Advisory Board, contributes to the Forensics Wiki, and is a two-time Lethal Forensicator Coin Holder. She is also an internationally classed powerlifter.