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Join us for the evening to learn about how AI and online tool helps us solve the biggest problems in national security, including ISIS.
Cyber Security: Today’s Reality and Tomorrow’s Possibilities
Professor Nick Jennings (Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Imperial College London)
Cyber security is central to the effective function of our modern digital society. However, keeping computer systems safe and secure is a major challenge, as evidenced by the almost daily stories of information breaches and cyber-attacks. The situation is becoming more challenging as increasing number of devices, on our bodies, at home and at work, are being networked together and embedded in our national infrastructure. This talk will explore the current state of cyber-security, identify practical steps to enhance security, and highlight new approaches to combating emerging threats.
Professor Peter Neumann (Professor of Security Studies, Department of War Studies, King's College London)
Peter Neumann will talk about the innovative research of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) on foreign fighters in Syria, especially how open source research and network analysis helped uncover several of the group’s most influential recruiters. He will show what this has taught us about ISIS’s online ecosystem, its transnational reach, and the role of the internet in processes of radicalisation and extremist recruitment.