Black Mirrors: The Dark Web, The Enterprise & Platform Criminality

  • Date 06 Jun 2019

Black Mirrors: The Dark Web, The Enterprise & Platform Criminality

06 Jun 2019, 13:00 - 13:45

Geek Street

Respected criminologist, Dr. Mike McGuire, delves into the murky world of platform criminality, crossing into the black mirror of the dark web to understand the enterprise' role as victim, stooge and collaborator in platform criminality. Dr. McGuire will provide a first-look at his latest research to understand: How dark web criminal platforms are being used to attack enterprises, creating marketplaces for the sale of corporate secrets; how enterprises may be unwittingly supporting platform criminality; and how criminal platforms are being used for corporate espionage, insider trading and employee blacklisting.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Get the latest research, statistics and case studies on the role of the dark web and the impact on the enterprise
  2. Gain a better understanding of the dark web and the type of crimeware services currently for sale
  3. Learn how businesses can be unwitting accomplices to platform criminality and how to prevent it
  4. Understand how businesses are using the dark web to gain an upper hand over competitors
  5. Get advice on how the enterprise and law enforcement can better disrupt dark web economies



  • Dr. Michael McGuire


    Senior Lecturer in Criminology

    University of Surrey

    Dr. Michael McGuire joined the Department as Senior Lecturer in Criminology in September 2012. Dr. McGuire read Philosophy & Scientific method at the...

Business Issues covered

  1. What will this session help you to do?
    • Understand internal and external threats and keep a business secure‎


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