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(ISC)2 Security Congress 2022

2101778 - A Deep Dive into the Legalities of the NSO Group and Pegasus Software

Oct 11, 2022 11:45am ‐ Oct 11, 2022 12:45pm


Over the past three years, Israel-based software developer NSO Group has been locked in a battle with the technology community and human rights NGOs over the use (and misuse) of Pegasus, NSO’s leading mobile device surveillance product. On one side are global technology companies that object to the potential for harm to their brand and offerings posed by the use of Pegasus by intelligence and law enforcement communities around the world. On the other side is NSO Group and its investors, who have been promoting the sale of Pegasus to those very same communities over the last decade, sometimes with disastrous results. In this presentation, infosec attorneys and privacy advisors will review the legal history of this battle and what the future might hold.

Learning Objectives:
  • Appreciate what Pegasus is and what makes it unique in the broader context of surveillance and "cyberwar" software.
  • Understand the pros and cons of the lawsuits against NSO Group.
  • Prepare for possible changes to you organizational and personal approach to cybersecurity.


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