Should we shut down the dark web?


Overview

For many, the dark web is still a puzzle. We hear of despicable crimes and nefarious criminals parading through the shadows and wonder whether we should shut down the dark web. What can we do to fortify cybersecurity when the dark web seems lawless? Listen to the discussion with cybersecurity experts and host Bob Stasio, senior product manager of cyber analysis with IBM i2 Safer Planet.

Several questions addressed during the discussion were the following:

  • Why are deep, dark web actors so much more difficult to identify?
  • Can we permanently shut down the dark web? Would we want to? Why or why not?
  • What type of illegal activities are conducted on the deep and dark web? 
  • What challenges does the dark web present for law enforcement agencies?
  • What should be the government’s role in policing the dark web? What should or can private sector entities do in the dark web? 

Host

Bob Stasio is a senior product manager of cyber analysis with IBM i2 Safer Planet. Stasio brings nearly 14 years of expertise fighting top-tier malicious actors in the intelligence community, the US military, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the commercial sector. Stasio also served on the initial staff of US Cyber Command. During the troop surge of 2007, his intelligence unit supported the detainment of more than 450 high-value targets.

 

 

Guests

Tyler Carbone is a technology entrepreneur with a business and law background. A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Virginia, Carbone cofounded and successfully sold two technology companies. He has consulted and advised a variety of clients, ranging from a Fortune 500 financial services company to local start-ups. And he currently serves as COO at Terbium Labs in Baltimore, Maryland. 

 

 

 

Scott Dueweke formed Zebryx Consulting in 2015 to provide public and private sector clients an understanding of identities and alternative payment systems, both risks and rewards. Dueweke is an expert on identity and anonymous payments on the Internet, and he regularly advises senior leadership within financial institutions and the US government. Dueweke previously provided similar services for Agilex and, from 2006–2014, with Booz Allen Hamilton.

 

 

Michael Goedeker is an author and researcher at the front end of cyber warfare, espionage and crime, and researches academia, press and security professionals globally.

 

 

 

Resources 

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