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New Cybercrime Crackdown Could Backfire And Criminalize Security Professionals
Date / Time: Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 1:00 PM New York/10:00 AM San Francisco
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Overview:

Good hackers--aka security researchers--are worried about the possible legal and professional ramifications of President Obama's new proposed crackdown on cyber criminals. Their concern: the administration's legislative proposals to tighten the screws on black hats could backfire and instead criminalize the good guys fighting the good fight to identify cybercrime activity and root out security weaknesses before the bad guys do.

Jeremiah Grossman, founder and CTO of WhiteHat Security, and Harley Geiger, advocacy director and senior counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology, will join Dark Reading Radio to explore whether the administration's legislative proposals can actually stop the bad guys and protect victim organizations as intended, and how they could inadvertently render penetration testing, vulnerability reporting, and other key security research activity illegal.

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