Understanding the Dark Web and Its Implications for Policy

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In May 2018 experts came together from computer science, sociology, political science, and information sciences to share their research on the Dark Web and cryptocurrencies.

This event was generously supported by several parts of the wider Virginia Tech community, including the Institute for Society, Culture and the Environment (ISCE), the Department of Political Science, the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, the Integrated Security Destination Area (ISDA), the Office of the Provost, and the Office of the Vice President (National Capital Region). Several external organizations also provided invaluable support, including Bluestone Analytics, InfraGuard (NCR), and the Government Technology & Services Coalition.

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  • Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies
    Vasek, Marie; Jardine, Eric; Brantly, Aaron F. (Virginia Tech, 2018-05-18)
    This panel includes three presentations: “Cryptocurrencies and Financial Crimes” by Marie Vasek; “Cryptocurrencies and Specific Drug Types” by Eric Jardine; and “Bitcoin and OPSEC for Terrorists” by Aaron Brantly. (Please note that due to technical difficulties, slides for the last presentation by Aaron Brantly were not captured on the video). The presentations were given as part of the conference "Understanding the Dark Web and Its Implications for Policy" held on May 18, 2018 at the Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Deep/Dark Web & Higher Education
    Moore, Kathleen (Virginia Tech, 2018-05-18)
    This presentation was given as part of the conference "Understanding the Dark Web and Its Implications for Policy" held on May 18, 2018 at the Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Extremism, Malware Markets, and Public Use of Tor
    Lindner, Andrew M.; Hawdon, James E.; Nunes, Eric (Virginia Tech, 2018-05-18)
    This panel includes three presentations: “When the Public Seeks Anonymity Online” by Andrew M. Lindner; “Online Extremism in the U.S.” by James Hawdon; and “Malicious Markets and Forums: An Overview” by Eric Nunes. The presentations were given as part of the conference "Understanding the Dark Web and Its Implications for Policy" held on May 18, 2018 at the Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Measuring and Analyzing Online Anonymous Marketplaces
    Christin, Nicolas (Virginia Tech, 2018-05-18)
    This presentation was given as part of the conference "Understanding the Dark Web and Its Implications for Policy" held on May 18, 2018 at the Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Indexing the Darknet
    Owenson, Gareth (Virginia Tech, 2018-05-18)
    This presentation was given as part of the conference "Understanding the Dark Web and Its Implications for Policy" held on May 18, 2018 at the Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Understanding the Dark Web and its Implications for Policy (program)
    Jardine, Eric (Virginia Tech, 2018-05-18)
    The program includes the agenda, speakers, and sponsors.
  • Rapporteur Report: Understanding the Dark Web and its Implications for Policy
    Jardine, Eric (Virginia Tech, 2018-05)
    The Understanding the Dark Web and Its Implications for Policy conference focused on addressing the challenging dilemmas posed by the anonymity created by the “Dark Web” (the unindexed portion of the Internet only accessible through special browsers, such as Tor and I2P). The conference events brought together experts from computer science, sociology, political science, and information sciences to share their research on the Dark Web and cryptocurrencies. Through two distinct sessions – a May 17th briefing of congressional staffers on Capitol Hill and a May 18th conference of academics, government officials, civil society and industry professionals – the researchers were able to present their ideas and foster wider policy-relevant discussion of these issues... This short report summarizes the events of the two days.
  • Understanding the Dark Web and its Implications for Policy (flyer)
    Jardine, Eric (Virginia Tech, 2018-05-18)
    How to deal with the negative excesses of the Dark Web and other anonymity-granting technologies without harming those who use these tools for benign activities is one of today’s most pressing policy challenges. This conference gathers researchers, government officials, civil society activists and private industry experts to engage in constructive debate and dialogue. The conference will explore the topography and implications of Tor Hidden Services and debate the various ways in which online anonymity poses unique normative and policy challenges.