Anonymity in the Deep and DarkWeb
Description: Understand how the complexities of your everyday behavior influences what you look like online. Learn practical concepts — for the “Average Joe” and seasoned professionals alike — to better manage your online identity in an ever challenging digital world.
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 1pm-2pm EST/ 10am-11am PST
Location:Remote (E-mail email@example.com for conference call instructions)
Structure of the day: 45 minute lecture and 15 minute Q&A
As a career Technical Operations Officer, Mr. Warren Holston has worked throughout the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and defense industry for more than 30 years. He has served as a U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Diver, a collection officer and senior manager in the Central Intelligence Agency, and a Subject Matter Expert for the Department of Defense U.S. Special Operations Command. Mr. Holston has managed and conducted counterterrorism, covert action, and technical collection operations worldwide and is recognized as having contributed significantly to the national security of the United States of America. He was awarded the CIA’s Intelligence Commendation Medal for “conceiving of, and implementing, a clandestine sensor operation against a high priority denied area intelligence target” and the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal for “superior performance in the conduct of clandestine operations in the CIA.” Mr. Holston is the author of the personal security book Beware the Predator and lectures extensively on the application of personal tradecraft in a digital world. He is also the author of the poetic artwork of Peace in Darkness, A Study of the Darkness in Humanity.
As an Adjunct Professor at the Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), Babur teaches a variety of cyber courses concentrating on secure, physical and virtual behaviors. Additionally, he teaches and lectures on Deep and Dark webconcepts for the identification and exploitation of dark net gateways for the purposes of enhancing personal security and anonymity. His passion resides in engaging students in cyber security issues early on and connecting industry to academia through conferences, workshops, and professional networking. Outside of his academic career, Babur serves as a Cyber Adviser to public/private sectors in the areas of defense, diplomacy, cloud, cyber resiliency, and adversarial motivators. Babur volunteers with multiple non-profit organizations, and is the founder of CyTalks, a platform for the members of academia, community, and industry to meet and discuss cyber security matters. His research includes secure human behaviors, deep dark web concepts, emerging technologies, fake news and intelligence manipulation. He has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, a Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity, and is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Cyber.