UCSB Engineering

April 6, 2012

Symposium on Cybersecurity: The Future of Cybercrime

Monday, April 16, 2012 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Broida 1640


In his talk on "The eMob," guest speaker Brian Krebs, blogger and former reporter for The Washington Post, will discuss his research into the underground economy, detailing the many asymmetries and seeming contradictions in the cybercrime community -- which depends upon the honor of thieves to thrive.

The Underweb marketplace is expanding by leaps and bounds, introducing new innovative criminal goods and services and lowering the barrier to entry for novices. At the same time, a core, relatively small and interconnected group of experienced hackers appear to provide the glue and resources for most of the major cyber crime communities and enterprises. Meanwhile, the entire world is spending hundreds of billions of dollars each year to fight the attacks that, in the end, make even the most skilled cyber crooks comparatively meager riches.

Come for the talk and stay for a panel on the future of cybercrime with Brian Krebs, Richard Kemmerer, Brett Stone-Gross, and Giovanni Vigna of the UCSB Computer Science department and Computer Security Group.

Sponsored by: Critical Issues in America (College of Letters & Sciences, UCSB), The Orfalea Center for International & Global Studies, Center for Information Technology and Society, and Center for Cybersecurity, UC Santa Barbara.

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