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Wednesday, August 10 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
When Governments Attack: Malware Targeting Activists, Lawyers, and Journalists

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Targeted malware campaigns against activists, lawyers, and journalists are becoming extremely commonplace. These attacks range in sophistication from simple spear-phishing campaigns using off the shelf malware, to APT-level attacks employing exploits, large budgets, and increasingly sophisticated techniques. Activists, lawyers and journalists are, for the most part, completely unprepared to deal with cyber-attacks; most of them don't even have a single security professional on staff. In this session, Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation will discuss the technical and operational details of malware campaigns against activists, journalists, and lawyers around the world, including EFF employees and clients, as well as what the security community can do to protect these highly vulnerable populations.

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Eva Galperin

Director of Cybersecurity, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Eva Galperin is the Director of Cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and technical advisor for the Freedom of the Press Foundation. She is noted for her extensive work in protecting global privacy and free speech and for her research on malware and nation-state... Read More →

Wednesday August 10, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Zilker Ballroom 4