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4th International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime

October 25–26, 2012 | Lafayette, Indiana, United States


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4th International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime

Conference Focus

The Internet has made it easier to perpetrate crimes by providing criminals an avenue for launching attacks with relative anonymity. The increased complexity of the communication and networking infrastructure is making investigation of the cyber crimes difficult. Clues of illegal activities are often buried in large volumes of data that needs to be sifted through in order to detect crimes and collect evidence. The investigations are increasingly cross-border requiring coordinated police efforts in different jurisdictions.

The field of digital forensics and cyber crime investigation has become very important for law enforcement, national security, and information assurance. This is a multidisciplinary area that encompasses law, computer science, finance, telecommunications, data analytics, and policing. This conference brings together practitioners and researchers from diverse fields providing opportunities for business and intellectual engagement among attendees.

We are providing a venue that not only offers chances for networking, but also high-quality training opportunities through expert speakers, state-of-the-art work from researchers around the world, and tutorials on basic and advanced forensic techniques and methods of cyber crime investigation. This ICST conference is endorsed by EAI and organized in cooperation with the Purdue University Cyber Forensics Lab, Dept. of Computer & Information Technology.

The following topics highlight the conference's theme:

* Business Applications of Digital Forensics  
      o e-Discovery  
      o Civil Litigation Support  
      o Incident Response  
      o Cyber Crime Investigations  
      o Online Fraud  
      o Money Laundering  
      o Hacking  
      o Malware & Botnets  
      o Sexual Abuse of Children on Internet  
      o Software & Media Piracy  
* Digital Forensics Techniques and Tools  
* Digital Forensics Process & Procedures  
* Cybercrime Investigation Management  
* Theoretical Foundations of Digital Forensics  
* Digital Forensics & Law  
* Mobile / Handheld Device & Multimedia Forensics  
* Digital Forensics Standardization & Accreditation  
* Cyber Criminal Psychology and Profiling  
* Cyber Culture & Cyber Terrorism  
* Information Warfare & Critical Infrastructure Protection  

Who Should Attend:

Academic Researchers / Instructors Information Technology Specialists Information Security Officers Information System Auditors Consultants Compliance and Risk Management Officers Fraud Examiners Fraud Reporting Officers Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officers Digital Forensic Examiners Law Enforcement Investigators Probation Officers Homeland Security Officers Lawyers / Prosecutors / District Attorneys

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Eugene Spafford: Eugene H. Spafford is a professor of Computer Sciences at Purdue University, and is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS). His research and education over three decades has contributed to many of the technologies used in modern computing system protection. Spaf’s current research interests are in information security, cybercrime, software engineering, professional ethics, and security policy. Dr. Spafford is a Fellow of the ACM, AAAS, IEEE, ISC2, is a Distinguished Fellow of the ISSA, and has received many other awards for service, scholarship, and education.

Mr. Robert Attoe: Robs contributions, over the past decade, to State, Local, Federal and International law enforcement agencies, as well as worldwide corporate entities involved in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of high-technology crime have been widely regarded. He currently holds the position of Director of Academic Initiatives at AccessData, leading the coordination of custom curriculum and the management of the Federal/Government training section as well as research into emerging technologies and methodologies in digital forensics. Previously Rob attained the position of Computer Crime Specialist II with the National White Collar Crime Center, where, as a participant of several course development teams with the NW3C, his primary focus was the research and development of file system analysis and automated forensic tool curriculum. He is a member of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) holding an active Certification as a Forensic Computer Examiner and has served as an instructor at the annual IACIS Conference along with regularly presenting at many additional international conferences and organized events, such as HTCIA, DoD Cyber Crime and ICAC Conferences. Rob has authored and taught many digital forensic courses throughout the world as well as co-authoring course for The National Hi-Tech Crime Unit in the United Kingdom and advanced courses for IACIS. Specialties File Systems, Encryption, Data Recovery, Network Forensics, Operating System artifacts

Patrick K. Harrington: Tippecanoe County Prosecutor, US Special Assistant District Attorney, Northern District of Indiana 

Patrick Harrington is currently the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor and was appointed in 2008 by U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Indiana, U.S. Special Assistant District Attorney with the Gang/Drug Interdiction Unit.  Pat has practiced criminal law for 29 years, beginning his career serving in the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office from 1982 – 1985. From 1986 – 2006 he was in private practice, and was elected to his current position as Prosecutor of Tippecanoe County in 2007. Prosecuted/Defended over 100 criminal jury trials during his 29 year legal career.