RedSpectrum: A C++ Module for Mapping Related Windows Events; Security, Privacy, and Freedom in The Internet Age

Matteo, Grant, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Kwon, Yonghwi, EN-Comp Science Dept, University of Virginia

As online activity inexorably grows, the world faces a vital and deeply controversial question: who owns the internet? Since its introduction in the 1990s, consumer web activity has become an immovable facet of modern life. But despite its widespread use, the internet is understood by very few, and answers to that question are often deeply misguided. At its core, ownership of the infrastructure of the internet is the result of a complex public/private partnership that involves both massive companies such as Sprint and the US government. But under the current organization schema, almost any person or group can operate a website of their own. These entities interact with and rely on internet infrastructure provided by that public/private partnership, but also have to use their own money and resources to keep their websites running. Furthermore, many such websites rely heavily on user input and participation to keep themselves alive. This often leads to users arguing they deserve de jure control over the platforms they use. The philosophical tug-of-war between the public, website owners, and the facilitating government becomes less theoretical each day as stakeholders from across every political group and from each of the aforementioned organizations weigh in on who should control this vital resource. Using SCOT (the social construction of technology), this paper aims to analyze the claim each of these groups has on the internet and determine the extent to which this virtual new world should be moderated, and by whom.

BS (Bachelor of Science)
Windows Operating System, Cyber Security, Sysmon, Event Log, Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
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