Patrolling the Dark Net

What You Don't Know Will Hurt You

Patrolling the Dark Net

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Just beneath the very busy, public Web is a shadowy realm largely untouched by search engines. This is the dark net—a hidden place where individuals and groups seek anonymity. It provides sanctuary for people living under authoritarian regimes, consumers tired of being treated as digital marketing assets, and cyber criminals looking to infiltrate corporate networks undetected.

In this O’Reilly report, authors Greg Fell and Mike Barlow explore both the benign and malevolent activities of the dark net (and the dark Web). For people who want to control their digital identities, new email servers and browsers ensure privacy. But for criminals, the dark net is an ideal place to steal and store vital information with impunity.

Learn about the surprising origin of the dark net, and find out how you can patrol this not-so-secret domain to detect and thwart intruders.

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Mike Barlow

Mike Barlow is an award-winning journalist, author and communications strategy consultant. Since launching his own firm, Cumulus Partners, he has represented major organizations in numerous industries.

Mike is coauthor of The Executive's Guide to Enterprise Social Media Strategy (Wiley, 2011) and Partnering with the CIO: The Future of IT Sales Seen Through the Eyes of Key Decision Makers (Wiley, 2007).

He is also the writer of many articles, reports, and white papers on marketing strategy, marketing automation, customer intelligence, business performance management, collaborative social networking, cloud computing, and big data analytics.

Over the course of a long career, Mike was a reporter and editor at several respected suburban daily newspapers, including The Journal News and the Stamford Advocate. His feature stories and columns appeared regularly in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Newsday and other major U.S. dailies.

Gregory Fell

Greg Fell is a general partner in The Investors Collaborative, a Boston-based venture capital group. He is the former chief strategy officer at Crisply, an enterprise SaaS company that pioneered the algorithmic quantification of work. Previously, he served as vice president and chief information officer of Terex Corp., a global manufacturer of industrial equipment.

Before joining Terex, Fell spent nearly 20 years with Ford Motor Company. He started as a developer, and worked his way through a variety of management roles supporting the global Engineering and Manufacturing functions of the company. He has domain expertise on CAD/CAM/CAE systems, lean manufacturing, and control systems.

Fell is a graduate of Michigan State University, and spent several years on staff in the College of Engineering as a Senior Research Programmer and Instructor.

Fell is active in the CIO community. He is the former Chairman of the Fairfield Westchester Society of Information Managers, a former Board Member with Junior Achievement, and has mentored high school students through the First Tee Program.

His book, Decoding the IT Value Problem (Wiley, 2013), is used widely by CIOs to calculate the economic value of IT projects.