Rodrigo Bijou: Governments don't understand cyber warfare. We need hackers
Rodrigo Bijou - Security researcher
Rodrigo Bijou's work focuses on the cross section of intelligence, data science and information security. Full bio
over two dozen young men
on social media platforms like Facebook.
fighting for democracy?
Google's public DNS servers,
digital border crossing
to reach the outside world
in their own country.
not physical geography.
and private organizations
military and intelligence agencies.
in the digital age of conflict,
platforms like the ones I mentioned,
by individuals and organizations
of our own government thinking on this,
of National Intelligence in the US
these are the details,
no mention of cyber security.
when it came at the end,
African drug trafficking, took precedence.
like terrorism and proliferation.
a fundamental inability today
to adapt and learn in digital conflict,
borderless, often wholly untraceable.
as we see with terrorist radicalization,
that unfolded in Paris this year
of anonymous individuals did
that so many of us took part in.
of people, myself included,
with "Je suis Charlie" on its wrist.
was weaponize this image,
a global malware campaign.
and digital domains today
like those in Paris
for offline terrorist attacks.
a new 21st century battle brewing,
don't necessarily take a part.
Anonymous vs. Los Zetas.
powerful drug cartels,
to all Internet busybodies."
put it on top of her computer
understand what was going on or act,
as the most positive force in the world,
information to be free.
to corrupt drug deals with the cartel."
for every bit of information you release."
it would become too gruesome to continue.
not military, not politicians,
violent organizations in the world.
of the past in conflict,
in the motivations behind attacks,
organizations and governments do?
it starts with individuals,
is the answer.
that bought over teens online,
than ever before
and international security.
generation of hackers, like myself,
a criminal or join the NSA."
it's organizations, corporations even.
to act across more borders,
than governments can,
of real incentives there.
in the digital age,
in future generations to come.
for collective action
and learn in digital conflict,
Secretary of Defense,
"Cyber 9/11 is imminent."
more fearful, not more secure.
of mass surveillance and mass hacking,
that they're the only ones that can.
is rising around the world,
have the advantage.
the NSA and GCHQ,
can't find that backdoor?
some kid in his basement in Estonia?
not what governments can do,
need to give up power and control
and instead fixing those backdoors
a generation from now.
for technologies like Tor and Bitcoin
anybody with an Internet connection,
can sell their skills, their products,
in their own countries.
to the same governments
free speech and democracy
in human history,
safer around the world
in human history.
About the speaker:Rodrigo Bijou - Security researcher
Rodrigo Bijou's work focuses on the cross section of intelligence, data science and information security.
Why you should listen
Rodrigo Bijou is an information security researcher with a background in threat intelligence, security analytics and privacy technology. Named a Global Privacy Scholar by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, he is also currently a Watson Fellow exploring “Trust in Technology.”
Bijou previously worked as a consultant to the finance and technology industries and at companies such as Palantir. When not hacking data directly, Rodrigo can be found writing policy analysis in outlets such as IHS Jane’s Intelligence Review and the Harvard Law Review.
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