[Scottish] [FW: Free IEE Lecture : Myths & Reality of CyberCrime]

Billy billy at kuranes.co.uk
Fri Nov 18 09:04:13 GMT 2005

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Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 22:58:00 +0000
Subject: Free IEE Lecture : Myths & Reality of CyberCrime 

The following free IEE Scotland lecture may be of interest to many of you.

Myths and Reality of CyberCrime

By Prof Christopher W. Johnson
Glasgow Accident Analysis Group, Department of Computing Science,
University of Glasgow.

Tuesday 22nd November, 2005 at 6.30pm. Refreshments at 6pm  

The Scottish Engineering Centre, 
Teacher Building 
14-16 St Enoch Centre,
Glasgow G1 4DB 

Companies and regulatory organisations are investing heavily in detecting and 
protecting themselves against CyberCrime.  However, there are very few public 
studies of major attacks.   This talk will take the audience through a multi-
million dollar fraud that relied on the IT infrastructure of banks in the US 
and Ireland.   We will show that much of the investment in CyberCrime 
protection is being wasted.  It would have provided no defence against the 
attacks that were used in this fraud.

Prof. Christopher W. Johnson holds a personal chair in Computing Science at 
the University of Glasgow.   His work helps companies and public bodies to 
learn lessons from previous failures involving complex IT infrastructures.   
He has published more than 200 papers, has held a NASA fellowship for his work 
on accident investigation and is currently involved in drafting guidelines for 
the future safety of European Air Traffic Management.   More information is 
available on:

For further information contact: Aileen Hall, e-mail: ahall at iee.org.uk

Kind regards
Nigel Akam

email : n.akam at elec.gla.ac.uk 

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