General Meeting - Hackers are Today's Terrorists, Mobsters & Spies - The Current State of Cybercrime

  • 08 Jan 2011
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Main Classroom Building Rm 136, East 22nd & Chester Ave., Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
Hackers used to just want to see how things worked and maybe just make free long distance phone calls. Not anymore. In today's world there is a growing cyber threat faced by businesses and individuals particularly as it pertains to doing business and interacting as part of the online global community. From Intellectual Property to business proposals to corporate secrets, all are under attack by both friends and enemies alike.

This coupled with the emerging threats from cyberterrorists seeking to damage our digital infrastructure and cyber criminals who have found new ways to rob banks remotely; the global Internet community is under attack from multiple angles. Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Darren Mott will discuss how the FBI is attacking these threats and ways the private sector can work with the Federal Government to form a united front to try and mitigate (or get in front of) these threats.

Our speaker, Darren Mott, has been an FBI Special Agent since 1999 and has been involved in Cyber Investigations since that time. In 2007 he was promoted to FBI headquarters as a Supervisory Special Agent where he oversaw FBI cyber operations on the East Coast and in Eastern Europe. He headed up the FBI's Russian and Eurasian Organized Cyber Crime Initiative that brought together law enforcement assets from the FBI, Russian FSB, Estonian National Police and Dutch National Police to fight the rising force of organized cyber crime groups in Eastern Europe.  In February 2009 he was promoted to the Cleveland Division Field Office where he coordinates all FBI cyber investigations in Northern Ohio.

Directions to the meeting are available here.

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