The Law, War Crimes, & the Foreign Legion – Capt. John Alfred, Thomas Lonardo – PSW #737
Considering that history has always had foreign legions, from Lord Byron fighting in Greece (well fighting might be a bit much), to For Whom the Bell Tolls, to the Flying Tigers, to the Layfayette Escadrille, foreign fighters have often entered war zones for a wide variety of reasons. Today, well, you can join up to a virtual cause and fight for whatever cause you are seeking and fight from the comfort of your own gaming chair. No selling your estates and dashing off to attack Lepanto, although you can do that too if you like. In this segment, we discuss, the computer fraud and abuse act, what it means to be a member of the foreign legion, and revisit the whole idea of hacking back as a security technique!
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Captain Alfred, a twenty one year veteran of the Rhode Island State Police, serves as the Captain of the Division’s Cyber Crimes Unit and State Fusion Center within the Detective Bureau. Captain Alfred is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Cyber Crimes and the State Fusion Center Operations. He also oversees the Joint Cyber Task Force, which is a public and private partnership of cyber professionals.
Associate Professor at Roger Williams University School of Justice Studies and Mario J. Gabelli School of Business. Possess a BS and MBA from Bryant University and a Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law. I have been teaching in higher education for over 20 years. Prior to teaching in higher-ed I had spent 20 years’ in the financial services industry in various management capacities.
I teach courses in Computer Forensic Law, Business Law, Criminal Justice and Financial Accounting. I have given a number of presentations and authored articles relating to Computer Forensic Law and Practice dealing with Fourth Amendment privacy issues as well as the licensing of Computer Forensic professionals in the US. An attorney for 25 years as a member of the Rhode Island and Massachusetts bar associations as well as the federal bar association.