Terrorism in Cyberspace

Gabriel Weimann, Professor of Communication, University of Haifa, Israel

In cyberspace borders, regulation, police, and passports cease to exist. Evolving their tactics terror networks have entered the cyber realm and exploited its immense power. Popular platforms such as Google, YouTube, Twitter and others, have enabled global terror networks to quickly and efficiently recruit, communicate, and coordinate deadly attacks worldwide. Meanwhile, anonymizing software and encryption tools help them to avoid detection by intelligence services. How did the internet evolve into a breeding ground for terrorists and how are they exploiting its power? How should governments respond?

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Schedule

5:15 p.m.
Registration

5:30 p.m.
Presentation and Q&A

6:30 p.m.
Networking reception

7:00 p.m.
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