- Sunday, October 30th, 8:30 am to 9:30 am
- Iberian, Omni la Mansión del Rio
- Max KilgerSenior lecturer, Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security, University of Texas at San Antonio
Digital crime and cyberespionage have become almost daily news. Networks of cybercriminals and cyberspies are not only taking a serious financial toll on many companies and financial institutions, but are now also threatening national security and possibly meddling in the US election. While information-security professionals work around the clock to repair vulnerabilities and sweep intruders out of commercial organizations, government servers and national critical infrastructure, the question arises: Who are these inhabitants of what Nature called a "vast criminal underground"? What motivates them, and what might turn an everyday hacker into a cyberterrorist? Max Kilger has spent the last 15 years exploring the psychology and social dynamics of these actors. He will give us a rare look into these communities as well as a forecast of what emerging threats we may face.
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