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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

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