Computers are in everything we do -- and that means computer security matters to every part of our lives. Whether it’s medical devices or car navigation, better security makes us safer.
But how do we make the Internet more secure? That’s the question we’ll be discussing with security researcher Tarah Wheeler on Thursday the 9th at 2PM Pacific, live on EFF’s Twitch channel (as well as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter). You can view the discussion right on EFF’s homepage at eff.org/livestream.
Tarah is our guest on the December 7th episode of our podcast “How to Fix the Internet.” You can listen to the episode to prime you for the conversation here (starting December 7): “Pay a Hacker, Save a Life.” As a security researcher with deep experience in the hacker community, Tarah talks about how many companies are shooting themselves in the foot when it comes to responding to security disclosures. Along with EFF co-hosts Cindy Cohn and Danny O’Brien, Tarah also talks about how existing computer crime law can serve to terrify security researchers, rather than uplift them.
Tarah Wheeler is an information security executive, social scientist in the area of international conflict, author, and poker player. She serves on the EFF advisory board, as a cyber policy fellow at Harvard, and as an International Security Fellow at New America. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Cybersecurity last year.