February 17, 2004

Call for Speakers: CyberThieves in the Corporate Vaults

Seeking panelists from several disciplines to speak on digital intrusions and misappropriation of corporate secrets for the Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting.

Topic scenario:

  • Loose collaborations of malware writers, "script kiddies" and professional criminals use common search tools and "social engineering" to find and exploit weak points in corporate security systems.
  • Disgruntled insiders and political activists collaborate to spread privileged and confidential corporate records and trade secrets through the world-wide peer-to-peer network before the owners know they are out.
  • Viruses, worms and other "malware" commandeer thousands of computers to swarm over and deny services to targeted corporation or government websites.
  • Others quietly infect computers, sniff out and steal private financial and identity data and passwords.

    CyberThieves in the Corporate Vaults (working title) will address the legal issues and practical challenges of this environment, including:

  • What is the state of the law?
  • What changes are needed in user behavior, law enforcement and legislation?
  • What is the role and impact of the global community?
  • How to balance security with civil rights?

    We seek panelists who are authorities in the following disciplines:

  • Cyberlaw
  • Criminal Law
  • Forensic (Investigative) Security
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • International Law
  • Sociology and Organizational Dynamics
  • Additional disciplines that you may suggest

    The panel will be a presentation of the Technology Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, to be held at the CBA's Annual Meeting on Monday, June 7, 2004 in New Haven, Connecticut.

    Potential panelists, please contact me with a brief description of your background in one or more of these disciplines, with links or citations to prior writings relevant to the topic. Please, no attachments by email.

    My contact information is at: DougSimpson.com/blog

    Posted by dougsimpson at February 17, 2004 09:12 AM | TrackBack
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