January 11: Digital Swindlers: Organized Crime Infects the Internet – Courtroom Conversation
CYBERCRIME IS IN THE NEWS.
Equifax says cyberattack may have affected 143 million in the U.S. – New York Times
Bitcoin and Blockchain: Money Laundering Bonanza? – Newsweek
Russian Hacking and Influence in the U.S. Election – New York Times
The Year When Cybercrime Hit close to Home – Europol
Will the Equifax Data Breach Impact Your Social Security Benefits? – USA Today
The Mob Museum presents a Courtroom Conversation on cybercrime, Digital Swindlers: Organized Crime Infects the Internet. We’re bringing together a panel of cybercrime experts, including a top FBI cybercrime authority on drug trafficking, white-collar crime and international terrorism, to discuss the impact of global criminal networks as well as practical online security for businesses and individuals.
In this panel discussion you’ll hear about organized crime’s new turf, the expanding world of cybercrime. Credit card fraud, illegal gambling, identity theft, phishing, terrorist activity, bitcoins and money laundering, these crimes are expanding through the global proliferation of digital devices that provide access to the internet.
You’ll get answers to these questions:
- What exactly defines cybercrime, cyber warfare and cybersecurity?
- Who are the cybercriminals, and whom do they target?
- Which private, corporate and government agencies are fighting cybercrime?
- How can you protect yourself from becoming a cybercrime victim?
Dan Manson is a professor and department chair in Computer Information Systems at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona who will contribute his knowledge of internet security and computer forensics for business.
Scott S. Smith is assistant director of the FBI’s Cyber Division in areas of expertise including drug trafficking, white-collar crime and international terrorism.
Michael Spangler is dean of the College of Southern Nevada’s School of Advanced & Applied Technologies, currently assisting the college in becoming the leader in cybersecurity education.
Hayden Williams is the senior security consultant for the Verizon RISK Team and brings more than 20 years of experience in IT, with the past 11 years focused on computer security for public, corporate and government sectors.