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The legalities of hacking back

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This was a keynote presentation given at St. Louis 9/18 Secure World conference

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The legalities of hacking back

  1. 1. Hacking back: What are the legalities and implications? David Strom SecureWorld STL 9/18 david@strom.com
  2. 2. Agenda • What is the current legal situation? • Hacking back tech and legal history: Google, Lockheed • Two major issues: attribution and intent • Possible countermeasures • Final thoughts
  3. 3. Who I am
  4. 4. 1. Proof of attribution 2. Proof of intent Wait a moment!
  5. 5. Attribution problems • Having as short an elapsed time from the actual event is essential • Lots of finger pointing • Cat-and-mouse game
  6. 6. What potential countermeasures could be used? • Poison pills • DDoS • Real time attack disruption • Remote access of hacker’s network and computers • Create a “red team”
  7. 7. Private/public cooperation at catching hackers
  8. 8. Final thoughts You can find this presentation here: http://slideshare.net/davidstrom And reach me: @dstrom on Twitter david@strom.com http://strominator.com

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