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Stalkerware: Solutions for Mitigating its Impact on Privacy and Security


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Thursday, May 7, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
60 MINUTES, INCLUDING Q&A



With the sudden and massive shift to users working remotely, individuals and businesses are exposed to privacy and security vulnerabilities more than ever. Nefarious applications such as stalkerware and spouseware are putting people and enterprises increasingly at risk.

In this webcast, EFF's Director of Cybersecurity, Eva Galperin examines her research into the market in stalkerware, spouseware, and other nefarious applications that are being deployed to attack our sense of privacy and security.

She will reveal possible activist, technical, and legal approaches to fighting stalkerware and give an overview of how the fight is going so far.

Guest Presenter:

Eva Galperin
Director of Cybersecurity and the head of threat Lab
Electronic Frontier Foundation

Eva Galperin is EFF's Director of Cybersecurity and the head of EFF's Threat Lab. Prior to 2007, when she came to work for EFF, Eva worked in security and IT in Silicon Valley and earned degrees in Political Science and International Relations from SFSU. Her work is primarily focused on providing privacy and security for vulnerable populations around the world.

To that end, she has applied the combination of her political science and technical background to everything from organizing EFF's Tor Relay Challenge, to writing privacy and security training materials (including Surveillance Self Defense and the Digital First Aid Kit), and publishing research on malware in Syria, Vietnam, Kazakhstan. When she is not collecting new and exotic malware, she practices aerial circus arts and learning new languages.

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