Combating Cyber Crime

Combating Cyber Crime


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Just as technology has far-reaching influence in both our individual and professional lives, so does cybercrime that seeks to exploit vulnerabilities in the very technology we use.  Modern society is plagued by a host of new issues that include cyberbullying, theft of personally identifiable information, theft of medical records, theft of intellectual property and trade secrets and even public defacement of websites or denial of service attacks.  There are many ways technology is used for the benefit of society and just as many ways that technology is exploited to the detriment of society.  The topic of cyber crime has become one of the most important topics of our generation and will continue to be so for years to come.

In this webinar, we will explore the cyber threat landscape and the current and emerging threats that victimize institutions and individuals.  We will dissect several real life cases to understand how the crimes were perpetrated, what vulnerabilities were exploited and techniques organizations and individuals can use to protect themselves today.  Our webinar will cover 4 main topics:

1.History of modern of crime – Discuss how criminals evolve their tactics and exploit opportunities provided with the use of technology. We will review the exploitation of technology as well as the human factors exploited through social engineering

2.Definition of cyber-crime and review of several of the key laws that make certain acts criminal in nature.

3.Case review- We will explore several criminal cases that involved cyber crime and review the lessons learned from each case.

4.Understanding vulnerabilities and risk mitigation.  We will review the most common vulnerabilities that exist today and discuss risk mitigation strategies and conclude with future gazing possible evolutions of technology that may introduce a new type of cybercrime.   

Presenter: Michael Pry



Michael Pry - CISSP Webinar presenter for University of FairfaxMichael J. Pry is Director of Continuous Improvement and Enterprise Risk Management at Excela Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization with 4,800 employees, 800 physicians and includes 662 licensed beds located within 3 acute care hospitals.  Michael has a master of science in computer science and information assurance from the University of Maryland which is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Russian Studies from Edinboro University of Pa.  He serves as the Healthcare Sector Chief within the Federal Bureau of Investigations Infra Gard program for the Pittsburgh chapter, serves on the joint coordinating council for the Department of Homeland Security and US Health and Human Services and is a member of their risk management and cyber security workgroups.  Michael also is an assistant professor of information security and computer forensics at American InterContinental University where he has taught for 7 years and developed numerous courses in cyber security and computer network management. Michael is a member of the Project Management Institute and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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