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Lunch seminar

ISGA seminar 'Evolution of the Cybersecurity Risks of Geolocation'

Monday 26 February 2024
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

In this seminar, Oskar Galeev, Visiting Fellow with The Hague Program on International Cyber Security and Ph.D. Fellow at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University, will present his current research:

The political implications of the big data revolution are especially obvious in the realm of live geolocation now that digital maps have become common objects of everyday life. The explosion of smartphone penetration rates created conditions not only for an unregulated geolocation data brokerage market, but also for modern OSINT geo mapping. Simultaneously, in the past two decades, methods of locating a user shifted from a simple IP address look up to a precise location identification. This working paper discusses the history of geolocation cybersecurity from the balkanization of global navigation satellite systems in the 1990s to the new challenges that access to geolocation data presents to (i) strategic security, (ii) counterintelligence and (iii) personal privacy today.

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