Terrorism and the Dark Web

Nada Bakos, Senior Fellow, Program on National Security, Foreign Policy Research Institute; Former CIA Analyst; Joby Warrick, Journalist, Washington Post. Moderated by .

Terrorism and the Dark Web

How has terrorism changed since 9/11? Rapid globalization and ubiquitous access to the internet, mobile phones, and social media have created a breeding ground for terrorist communication networks to flourish. By using the dark web and messenger encryption, Jihadist organizations are able to infiltrate into bedrooms from San Bernardino to London and radicalize and recruit individuals. With some of the most high-profile attacks across Europe and the US directed remotely by Jihadists in Syria and Iraq, how can national security experts sever radical networks at the root? What can law enforcement do to target Jihadist funding sources, intercept terrorist communication webs, and improve surveillance systems to prevent future attacks?


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