Hacking Back: The Ethics of Cyber Vigilantism


Nanette Barragán

US House of Representatives

Ben Butler


Joe Hall

Center for Democracy and Technology

Chani Wiggins

TwinLogic Strategies

Malicious hacking threatens the Internet and its infrastructure. Stakeholders are looking for new options beyond traditional defensive measures and "Hacking Back" is the latest idea to battle malicious hacking. This panel will discuss implications of this vigilante approach. The panelists: Tech policy leader Congressman Will Hurd, GoDaddy’s Dir. of Digital Crimes Ben Butler, the Center of Democracy & Technology’s Chief Technologist Joe Hall and Chani Wiggins of TwinLogic Strategies as moderator.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Government
Level: Intermediate