Cyber-Security Issues in International Development Environments (dot-GOV)
|September 16, 2004
Academy Hall, AED Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Ave, NW
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
On the edges of the expanding wave of Internet connectivity, digital technologies offer tremendous opportunities for stimulating economic growth and human development. The technologies, however, often extend beyond the reach of existing regulator regimes and current technological safeguards, making international development environments increasingly the scenes of cyber-crime.
Creation of viruses, electronic snooping, server hijacking to relay pornography, and fraud are only some of the current challenges affecting those working to extend the benefits of new media. Cyber-security measure taken in response to these trends, however, may be misused to curtail privacy, freedom of expression or other democratic values.
Development agencies and governments increasingly find themselves at the intersection of these trends. How may they respond to the challenges in ways that help the benefits of new media grow, without compromising individual freedoms? As governments, businesses, and private citizens struggle to balance security concerns with the unparalleled opportunities that digital technologies offer, it is vitally important to be actively engaged in the policy debates - both to learn what works and to help define the balance between security and privacy.
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About the DOT-COM/InterAction Speaker Series
The DOT-COM/InterAction Speaker Series, funded by USAID (DOT-COM) and the Markle Foundation (InterAction ICT Working Group), is intended to explore ways in which information and Communication Technologies (ICT) impact development efforts.
The main goals of the speaker series include sharing information about innovative and effective uses of technology in development efforts, building a community around a broad spectrum of information technology interests, and exploring gaps and challenges to effective implementation and use of technologies in development.
The events are open to the public.
Past Speaker Series Events
Connectivity in low resource environments
Online professional development for educators
For Further Information
Sarah Tisch, dot-GOV
Barbara Fillip, DOT-COM,