Cyberwar: Investigating hacking by advanced actors

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Rob Barry of The Wall Street Journal; Surya Mattu of The Markup
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 9 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Salon 1&2
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

How to investigate warfare’s newest front: the cyber realm. We'll walk you through getting more information about this secretive world, including tracking down information about who owns what on the internet, disentangling server logs, studying IP addresses and analyzing malware and emails and more in this session. We’ll also talk about some of the tactics advanced hackers have used in the past to penetrate sensitive networks--and how those efforts can provide clues in future attacks.

Speaker Bios

  • Rob Barry helps lead The Wall Street Journal's investigative data team. Recently, he has reported on topics including nation-state hacking and influence operations, the Trump administration, narcotics trafficking and terrorist financing. @rob_barry

  • Surya Mattu is an investigative data journalist at The Markup. Previously, he was a contributing researcher at ProPublica, where he worked on Machine Bias, a series that aims to highlight how algorithmic systems can be biased and discriminate against people. Machine Bias was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Explanatory Journalism. He was also the data reporter at Gizmodo's Special Projects Desk. @suryamattu

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