The Counter Terror Congress 2022

 

Terrorists have become extremely adept at operating in the online space to deliver strategic messaging, recruit followers and enable physical operations through funding and communication. Despite efforts by governments and online leaders in the private sector to crack down on terrorist activity, the problem remains. Terrorist organisations have shifted away from online activity in the public domain and now utilise an array of clandestine platforms to share propaganda, recruit, communicate and enable their physical operations. Ranging from encrypted apps to the dark web activity in the digital space remains a huge challenge for law enforcement and those tasked with restricting the proliferation of extremism online. This is set to grow exponentially with the rise of the decentralised web and alternative platforms in response to increased online censorship and control.
The 2022 Counter Terror Congress will focus exclusively on the online element of CT. It will provide a dedicated forum for government stakeholders, digital policing, the tech community and relevant stakeholders to explore proactive solutions to the challenges faced.

CTC 8 June

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Conference Programme

Online Threats Focus Day – Combating Terrorism in the Digital Age

10.20-10.30 Chair’s Opening Remarks
Dr Erin Saltman, Director of Programs, Global Internet Forum to Counter-Terrorism
10.30-11.30 Industry Approaches to Countering Terrorism Online
Moderator: Dr Erin Saltman, Director of Programs, Global Internet Forum to Counter-Terrorism
Dina Hussein, Head of Counterterrorism and Dangerous Organisations EMEA, Meta
Lucy Calladine, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Google
Nick Pickles, Senior Director of Global Public Policy Strategy, Development and Partnerships, Twitter
11.30-12.15 Fireside Chat – Tools for Cross-Platform Solutions
Moderator: Dr Erin Saltman, Director of Programs, Global Internet Forum to Counter-Terrorism
Adam Hadley, Executive Director, Tech Against Terrorism
12.15-13.15 Lunch Break
13.15-14.00 Adversarial Shifts in Terrorism Online
Moderator: Dina Hussein, Head of Counterterrorism and Dangerous Organisations, Meta
Blyth Crawford, Research Fellow, The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation
Professor Stuart Macdonald, Director, Cyber Threats Research Centre
Gareth Jones, Senior Lecturer, The Auckland University of Technology
14.00-14.45 Government, Regulatory and Law Enforcement Responses to Countering Terrorism Online
Moderator: Dr Erin Saltman, Director of Programs, Global Internet Forum to Counter-Terrorism
Inspector Paul Birch, Internet Investigations and Intelligence, Counter Terrorism Command SO15
Dr Murtaza Shaikh, Principal – Illegal Harms, Hate and Terrorism Online Safety Policy Team, Ofcom
Dr Richard Thompson, Deputy Director for Online Policy, Homeland Security Group, Home Office
14.45-15.00 Chair’s Closing Remarks
Dr Erin Saltman, Director of Programs, Global Internet Forum to Counter-Terrorism