Follow the Money: Fighting Cybercrime in the Digital Underworld


September 20, 2016


Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South
New York, New York 10012

Cybercrime is a business. While some hackers engage in cyberattacks to steal state secrets or to engage in sabotage for political purposes, a significant portion of the attacks that plague American companies and individuals are motivated by money.  Whether the perpetrators are Eastern European organized crime groups or actors linked to the Chinese military in ways that may be obscure, the goal is often to turn a profit.  Deterring these actors means not only trying to keep them out of our systems and networks in the first place, but also making it as difficult as possible for them to raise, move, store, and use funds. This event will shed light on ways that the government and private sector are working to disrupt the flow of funds that powers the digital underground.

Address by:

Leslie Caldwell, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice

Panel participants will include:

Brenda Fischer, Chief, Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau, New York County District Attorney’s Office

Zachary Goldman, Executive Director, Center on Law and Security, and Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Law; Co-Founder, NYU Center for Cybersecurity

Lance James, Chief Scientist, Flashpoint

Damon McCoy, Assistant Professor, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Mitchell Thompson, Financial Cyber Crimes Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation