Going Dark: Law Enforcement Challenges in the Cyber Environment

26 May, 2022

In collaboration with Oxford Information Labs and EURid, the Graduate Research School is holding the “Going Dark: Law Enforcement Challenges in the Cyber Environment” course, which will be open to all postgraduate research students and staff at TU Dublin.

The course will be conducted in the Courtyard, in Aungier Street, on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th June 2022 from 9.30 to 15.30.

This cross-disciplinary course aims to explore the benefits and challenges of encryption and privacy laws such as GDPR, with a practical focus on cybercrime investigations and law enforcement.

The course is suitable for all students regardless of background, but due to limited teaching time, we ask that students who are unfamiliar with the subject area do some background reading to acquire a basic knowledge of minimal understanding of IT, networks, cyber and information security. Going Dark Suggested Reading List

Indicative content: Introduction to the internet technology and encryption technology. Background on internet governance and international cooperation on cybercrime, plus a review of relevant UN processes. How encryption challenges lawful interference and cybercrime investigation; Data protection, GDPR and the privacy impacts of online life; The power of open-source intelligence (OSINT) and meta information – does encryption give a false sense of security?

Please note that this course is not assessed. Therefore, no ECTS can be gained from this course.

Date & Time: Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th June 2022 from 9.30 to 15.30 

Venue: The Courtyard - TU Dublin Aungier Street - Ground Floor

All participants are invited to a networking reception hosted by EURid on Monday 13th June at 18.00

Registration is required for this course. You can register by filling out the form available here https://forms.office.com/r/4HscsaudCp by Wednesday 1st June 2022  

Course Schedule

13-14 June 2022

Going dark: law enforcement challenges in the cyber environment

Time Monday  Tuesday

Welcome and introductions

Roadmap for the session

Introduction to the Internet (Lucien Taylor)

Encryption: benefits and challenges for international law enforcement (Bobby Flaim)
11:00 Break Break

A technical introduction to encryption (Dirk Jumpertz)

Core concepts: encryption, lawful interference

Impact of encryption on multiple layers

Encryption and privacy – data protection and the online environment (Emily Taylor)
13:00 Lunch Lunch
14:00 Fighting cybercrime – international cooperation and global cyber governance (Emily Taylor) Open source social media data for investigators (Georgia Osborn)
15:30 Close Close
18:00 Networking reception hosted by EURid