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The Ethics of Cybersecurity


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A computer workstation bears the NSA logo inside the Threat Operations Center in Fort Meade, Maryland.
PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images
A computer workstation bears the NSA logo inside the Threat Operations Center in Fort Meade, Maryland.

The cybersecurity trade show known as the RSA conference kicked off in San Francisco this week. The conference begins two months after revelations that the RSA Corporation allegedly accepted $10 million from the National Security Agency to engineer a "back door" allowing NSA access to its encryption products. In the resulting backlash, some of the scheduled speakers are boycotting the RSA conference and have created their own spinoff conference, TrustyCon, which opens Thursday. We discuss cyber ethics and what this rift means for hackers and the online security industry in the Bay Area.

Host: Penny Nelson

Guests:

  • Aarti Shahani, reporter covering technology for KQED
  • Alex Stamos, CTO of Artemis Internet, co-founder of iSEC Partners, a cybersecurity consulting firm and speaker at TrustyCon
  • Vinnie Liu, partner at Bishop Fox, a global security firm that provides attack-and-defense security services to Fortune 1000 companies

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