The Future of the Dark Web

October 20, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

This presentation will look at the current state of “big-business” on the internet and how they make money. We will also look at how encryption is deployed throughout the internet, how it will likely be used in the future, and how it will affect criminal investigators throughout the world. Specifically, we will look at the wide-scale use of end-to-end encryption and the potential commercial adoption of anonymizing networks like The Onion Router (TOR).


Special Agent Christopher W. Diorio has been a Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for over 17 years and is currently assigned to the Cyber Crimes Unit at the HSI Cyber Crimes Center (C3). SA Diorio is the HSI National Program manager for Cyber Training. SA Diorio has spent the last 12 years conducting cybercrimes investigations and his primary duties include darkweb investigations, online undercover investigations, and digital forensics.