Seminar on Ethical Hacking

With Alana Maurushat, Faculty of Law, The University of New South Wales, Australia

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 14:30 to 16:00

In its traditional form, hackers were people who used clever technical solutions to solve problems. Ethical hacking is the non-violent use of a technology in pursuit of a cause, political or otherwise which is often legally and morally ambiguous. Various forms of ethical hacking share common features – they are not motivated by money, and most of them are prohibited by the law.

The first part of the 21st century will go down in history as the era when hacktivists opened governments. The line of transparency is moving by force. The twitter page for WikiLeaks demonstrates this ethos through its motto ‘we open governments’ and its location to be ‘everywhere’. Hacktivism is a form of civil rights activism in the digital age. In principle, hacktivists believe in two general but spirited principles: respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms including freedom of expression and personal privacy, and the responsibility of government to be open, transparent and fully accountable to the public.

This presentation will address ethical and legal aspects based on the presenters’ experiences working with many ethical hackers.

Dr. Maurushat lectures in the fields of cybersecurity, and law & technology. Her latest books addresses legal and ethical issues in disclosure of vulnerabilities and ethical hacking. She is on the Board of Directors for Internet Fraud Watchdog, and has keynoted and presented at many conferences.


 Organizer: Jan Trzaskowski, Law Department

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Law Department


25 September 2014


14.30 - 16.00


SPs03, Solbjerg Plads


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