The NYU Center for Cybersecurity will host “Follow the Money: Fighting Cybercrime in the Digital Underworld,” an event that will shed light on how the government and private sector are working to disrupt the flow of funds that powers the digital underground.
The NYU Center for Cybersecurity will host “Follow the Money:
Fighting Cybercrime in the Digital Underworld,” an event that will shed light on how the government and private sector are working to disrupt the flow of funds that powers the digital underground. Leslie Caldwell, assistant attorney general of the criminal division at the US Department of Justice, will give a keynote address
“Follow the Money” takes place Tuesday, September 20 from 6pm to 7:30pm at Tishman Auditorium, NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY.
Cybercrime is a business. While some hackers engage in cyberattacks to steal state secrets or to engage in sabotage for political purposes, a significant portion of the attacks that plague American companies and individuals are motivated by money. Whether the perpetrators are Eastern European organized crime groups or actors linked to the Chinese military in ways that may be obscure, the goal is often to turn a profit. Deterring these actors means not only trying to keep them out of our systems and networks in the first place, but also making it as difficult as possible for them to raise, move, store, and use funds.
Panel participants will include:
• Brenda Fischer, Chief, Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau, New York County District Attorney’s Office
• Zachary Goldman, Executive Director, Center on Law and Security, and Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Law; Co-Founder, NYU Center for Cybersecurity
• Lance James, Chief Scientist, Flashpoint
• Damon McCoy, Assistant Professor, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
• Mitchell Thompson, Financial Cyber Crimes Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Michelle Tsai, NYU Office of Public Affairs, at (212) 998-6849 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS)
The NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS) is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to training the current and future generations of cybersecurity professionals and to shaping the public discourse and policy, legal, and technological landscape on issues of cybersecurity. NYU CCS is a collaboration between NYU School of Law, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and other NYU schools and departments.