Regional Forum on e-Crime and Cyberterrorism
ITAA and the US Attorney's Office, District of Utah sponsored a Regional Forum on Combating e-Crime and Cyberterrorism today. It was a good event focused on developing cooperation between business and law enforcement. I think they are planning to use it as a model for similar events around the country. I particularly enjoyed Andy Purdy's presentation on Cyber Threats to Our National Critical Infrastructure. Andy is a Senior Advisor for IT Security and Privacy to the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board. I do not have an electronic copy of Andy's presentation, but he did a similar presentation to the health care sector a couple of months ago. He was a key player in the development of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. A stong contingent from INEEL was on hand. They are really pushing their capabilities as a potential test facility for critical infrastructure protection, including cybersecurity. Many of the topics were very timely, given the passage of the homeland security bill yesterday.
Rob Clyde, CTO of Symantec, gave a good keynote on combatting e-crime and cyberterrorism. Rob lives in Utah so it might be nice to have him speak to our SISC.
Do you know what a honeypot is? DoJ's honeypot expert spoke on various legal aspects of cyber crime investigation and prosecution. Here's an interesting presentation on honeypots. Check cybercrime.gov for more on federal efforts.
If I get time, I'll say a little more about this, since I have a number of related action items I'd like to pursue....