Active Cyber Defence: Why We Should Hack back at the Cyberattackers

Corporations and Citizens, as victims of cybercrime, have been conducting revenge attacks, hackbacks, and strikebacks on cyberattackers. Patrick will present his Doctor of Social Sciences research findings which examine active cyber defence as a viable public policy. He will present evidence which supports this policy development and also how to model Active Cyber Defence decision making.

The slides of the presentation are available here.

About the speaker

Patrick Neal has been involved justice and public safety from 1982 to present. Diverse career includes the military, private corporate security, public safety research, and most recently cybercrime public policy. He is defending his doctoral thesis in which he advocates for active cyber defence policy development grounded in deterrence theory.