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Deep & Dark Web: When the Internet Becomes a Global Minefield

Published: July 21, 2020

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Guest

Andrew J. Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology and Governance at the Stanford Cyber Policy Center at Stanford University Stanford, California, USA

While the digital age has unleashed huge positive and beneficial opportunities, there are also more controversial, debatable, or even unlawful or harmful innovations. With hidden data breaches, dark web criminality, chatbots trolls, or deep fake impersonations, high technology provides anyone – literally anyone – with many easily accessible effective tools to serve any malicious agenda they may have.

In this episode, you will learn more about deep fakes and the “dark web”– the unindexed and anonymous part of the Internet not accessible via standard browsers or search engines. The dark web has built a solid reputation for being an ideal forum for cybercriminals, offering them anonymity and a global platform to plan and launch cyberattacks or more generally carry out illegal activities.

Our guest, Andrew J. Grotto is Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology and Governance at the Stanford Cyber Policy Center at Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA. Also at Stanford, he is a William J. Perry International Security Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, and a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, with research interests focused on the national security and information technology innovation.

Previously, he was the Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy at the National Security Council, The White House in both the Obama and Trump Administrations in the United States. He helped shape and drive the implementation of President Obama’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan, and was the principal architect of President Trump’s cybersecurity executive order, “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.” His portfolio spanned a wide range of cyber policy issues, and he also coordinated development and execution of technology policy topics with a nexus to cyber policy, such as encryption, surveillance, privacy, and the national security dimensions of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Related Resources

About Andrew Grotto (LinkedIn)

Also of Interest

CNN: Our Lax Cybersecurity Policies put our Elections and our Data at Risk

World Trademark Review: Protecting Your Brand in the Depths of the Dark Web

INTA: Addressing the Sale of Counterfeits on the Internet

INTA TO-GO: Data Privacy 101—How to Ensure Data Protection and Enhance Brand Value in the Age of Data Privacy

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