Darkode and the market for vulnerabilities: CIRI’s Jay Kesan explains

Illinois Law Professor Jay Kesan, a member of the CIRI research team, talks about the “dark underbelly” of the Internet, where stolen data is bought and sold, in a WILL-580 AM “Legal Issues in the News” segment.

Kesan discusses the policy flaws that make such infiltrations possible — for example, the fact that hackers can make far more money selling information on the black market as opposed to rewards they may stand to get from companies for identifying security vulnerabilities in their products and services.

He advocates for a change in market and law enforcement policies to shift the growing tide.

Listen to the podcast.

Read the transcript.