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September - October 2016

01/11/2016 | by ICT Staff  
 
 
 ICT NEWSLETTER 
September - October 2016

 
 ICT is pleased to share with you our most recent activities:
 
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Prof. Boaz Ganor, Founder & Executive Director, ICT, Ronald Lauder Chair for Counter-Terrorism & Dean of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy, IDC Herzliya, delivered a lecture on "The impact of global terrorism on the EU" in a conference titled "The Fight against Terrorism: The Need for Global Cooperation" which was organized by the European Parliament in Brussels.
 
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Dr. Ely Karmon, Senior Research Scholar, ICT, IDC Herzliya, visited Prague in the framework of ICT’s cooperation agreement with the CEVRO Institute. Dr. Karmon conducted meetings with the Vice President of the Czech Police Academy, Frantisek Hrebik, and Prof. Jozef Sabol, the Academy’s CBRN expert. He also briefed Czech officials on the situation in the Middle East. During his visit, Dr. Karmon delivered a lecture titled  “The Support of Communist Regimes for Terrorist Organizations in the Middle East" organized by the Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations (PCTR).
 
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Prof. Assaf Moghadam, Associate Professor and Director of the MA Program Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy Director of Academic Affairs, ICT, IDC Herzliya, met with a delegation of young Muslim German leaders. The meeting was held as part of the ICT's long-standing cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Israel. The discussion included topics such as radicalization of youth in Germany, integration of Muslims in Europe, and the activities of Salafist groups in Germany, and the changing character of Europe. 
 
 
 
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Col.(Ret.) Jonathan FighelSenior Researcher & Head of the Terrorism Prosecution Desk, ICT, IDC Herzliya, delivered a lecture in a conference titled "Internal Security Forum Prague" which was organized by the European Values Think Tank.
 
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Dr. Gil-ad Ariely, Chief Knowledge Officer and Senior Researcher at the ICT, IDC, Herzliya delivered a lecture in conference titled “Migration, Borders, and Security” organized by the The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relation of the CEVRO Institute (PCTR) in co-operation with HOME AFFAIRS Internal Security Forum Prague.
 
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Lt. Col. (Res.) Uri Ben Yaakov, ICT Senior Researcher delivered a series of lectures at the University of Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU).
 
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Prof. Assaf Moghadam, Associate Professor and Director of the MA Program Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy Director of Academic Affairs, ICT, IDC Herzliya, new publication on War on the Rocks, titled "The Jihadist Entrepreneur: What the Anjem Choudary Case Teaches Us" 

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Use of the ZeroNet Network by the Islamic State
 
by Cyber Desk  
 
 
During the month of September 2016, members of Cyber Kahilafah began to promote and advertise the use of a technology called ZeroNet, which enables decentralized Website hosting using a peer-to-peer (P2P) network. The obvious advantage of this technology, which was initially released in 2015, lies in the fact that a Website’s data is stored on several computers simultaneously (as opposed to a central storage server) and, therefore, it is difficult to remove from the Internet. Websites on this network can be accessed by installing an application tailored to a variety of computer operating systems. In addition, ToR can be used in order to increase users’ level of anonymity and to encrypt information traffic.
 
 
During 2015-2016, authorities discovered several attempts by Islamic State operatives to establish Websites on the darknet containing information about the organization’s activities, as well as advice and messages encouraging its supporters to carry out attacks against the West. These sites were attacked by Western hackers who prevented their continued operation. It can be assumed that these attacks were the main factor that led the organization to use the ZeroNet technology in order to keep the organization’s sites active.

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