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Wednesday, March 30 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Security Now: How do Iranians Evade Sophisticated Targeted Attacks

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Targeted phishing and malware attacks on Iranian activists and journalists have increased significantly. Using Citizen Lab’s 2015 report on such incidents (https://citizenlab.org/2015/08/iran_two_factor_phishing/ and ongoing current trends, we will contextualize and address best security practices.

We would like to raise awareness about what an individual can and should do in the event of an attack as well as what resources are available that include what leading tech companies (e.g. Google, Twitter and Facebook) have available as security mechanisms.

While the focus will be on Iran, there will also be a comparison with similar attacks on activists from other countries to provide a holistic approach.

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Ali Bangi

Co-Director, ASL19
My work focuses on bypassing internet censorship in Iran.

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Amir Rashidi

Internet Security Researcher, International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
Amir Rashidi is an internet security analyst, with an educational background in software engineering. He conducts research and analysis on internet access in Iran, online censorship policies and methods, and censorship circumvention tools. In 2011, he received the Hellman/Hammett Award from Human Rights Watch for his human rights work in Iran.
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Jillian C. York

Director for International Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Talk to me about TOS enforcement and censorship on social platforms, or your work in the Middle East and North Africa.

Wednesday March 30, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
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