Fighting cybercrimes across borders to be discussed at SC World Congress

Cooperation between law enforcement agencies across borders to fight international incidents of cybercrime is an ongoing process. One set of challenges comes from the nefarious, but sophisticated perpetrators, often organized into gangs and equipped with the latest tools to perform their mischief.

But a whole other set of challenges comes in the attempt to coordinate efforts across borders to thwart these acts. The process of prosecuting and bringing to justice the often anonymous criminals, hidden behind remote ISP addresses, often involves different governments, disparate branches of law enforcement and differing priorities.

“Criminals are moving from more traditional crimes into the hi-tech world,” says Kevin Hyland (left), detective inspector, Scotland Yard. “They feel safe to operate often thousands of miles away and feel law enforcement agencies will not pursue them across international boundaries. The joint operation I headed between Scotland Yard, the FBI and other European Police Services shows how wrong they can be.”

Hyland will be elaborating on these ideas as part of a panel, International Cybercrime, scheduled for 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the SC World Congress.

The panel includes Phyllis A. Schneck, Ph.D., founding chairman and chairman emeritus, InfraGard National Members Alliance; and vice president, research integration, Secure Computing Corporation; John Iannarelli (right), supervisory special agent, FBI; Kim Marcus (below), assistant director, Office of the Special Representative of Interpol to the United Nations; Kevin Hyland, detective inspector, Metropolitan Police ACC; Ed Lowery, assistant special agent in charge, U.S. Secret Service.

These IT security and law enforcement experts will be discussing such topics as what happens when your company network has been breached and information stolen. Or, what to do when one of your company laptops is stolen at an international location.

Who can help and how? And in the end, how do all these various divisions of the government and law enforcement work together?

These experienced professionals are on the forefront of 21st century investigations.

About the SC World Congress

To keep today's companies and organizations secure requires up-to-the-minute information about current threats to the corporate environment, best practices and optimum solutions. The inaugural SC World Congress offers attendees the opportunity to become better informed, while at the same time providing a hands-on sampling of state-of-the-art technologies and services being used to thwart the increasing range of threats trying to interfere with business operations and abscond with corporate and customer data.

Located in New York, the largest concentration of corporate headquarters and federal and local government offices in the United States, the SC World Congress is the only dedicated IT security event focused on providing the latest solutions and inside information to help IT & data security professionals do their jobs better.

The inaugural SC World Congress takes place Dec. 9-10 in New York City's Javits Convention Center.

For a complete schedule of events, please click here.

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