Can cybercriminals and the organizations often behind them actually be caught, and held accountable? What more can, and should, be done?

New York University’s Center for Cybersecurity, the Journal of National Security Law & Policy, and Third Way are co-hosting Catching the Cybercriminal: Reforming Global Law Enforcement, the first-of-its-kind symposium dedicated to answering those vexing questions on November 18, in New York City.

The event, the culmination of the year-long launch of Third Way’s Cyber Enforcement Initiative, will elevate discussions on policy solutions to identify and impose consequences on malicious cyber actors from the perspective of America’s law enforcement and our international partners.

Participants will include high-level cyber experts, policymakers, and media. Panelists will cover topics including the needs and capabilities of US and international law enforcement and diplomats to address cybercrime and digital evidence.

A detailed agenda is below and will continue to be updated with additional speakers:

9:00AM: Doors Open for Breakfast

10:00AM: Welcome Remarks
Mieke Eoyang
, Vice President for the National Security Program, Third Way

Session 1: A View From Capitol Hill

Members of the US Congress will discuss the necessity of bipartisan congressional action to bolster law enforcement activities against cybercrime.

Speakers: Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), Chairman, Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research (STAR) Subcommittee, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (invited)

Coffee Break

Session 2: The Who, What, When, Where, Why of Cybercrime

Cybercrime is committed by a host of different actors with different motivations. Former American federal and local law enforcement members will join the private sector to discuss the real-world people, places, and motivations behind crimes conducted in cyberspace.

Speakers: Eileen Decker
, President, Los Angeles Police Commission and Former US Attorney for the Central District of California
Jim Baker
, Director of National Security and Cybersecurity, R Street Institute and Former General Counsel, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Ron Bushar
, Vice President and CTO – Government Solutions, FireEye 
Kristin Judge
, President, Cybercrime Support Network
 Ambassador (ret.) Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, Member of the Cyber Enforcement Initiative Advisory Board and Former United States Ambassador

Session 3: Introduction to the Journal of National Security Law and Policy and Lunch Discussions on Cybercrime Research

Third Way partnered with the Journal of National Security Law and Policy to produce a special edition of the Journal on cybercrime enforcement. Todd Huntley will speak about this special edition and the process for researchers and writers to publish in the future. Lunch breakout discussions will feature the special edition paper authors who will discuss their research.

Todd Huntley, Managing Editor of the Journal of National Security Law and Policy and Director of the National Security Law Program, Georgetown University Law Center.
Authors: Margaret Brunner
, Program Director, Homeland Security & Public Safety Division, National Governors Association
Stephen Cobb
, CISSP, Independent Researcher 
Jennifer Daskal
, Professor and Faculty Director, Tech, Law, Security Program, American University Washington College of Law
Eileen Decker
, President, Los Angeles Police Commission and Former US Attorney for the Central District of California
Justin Hemmings
, Research Faculty Member, Georgia Institute of Technology and Project Attorney at Alston & Bird LLP
Garrett Hinck
, Research Assistant, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Chimene Keitner
, Alfred and Hanna Fromm Professor of International Law, UC Hastings College of the Law
Asaf Lubin
, Affiliate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University and Lecturer, Yale University

Session 4: Cybercrime: Who You Gonna Call?

Law enforcement has had to extensively retool to deal with cybercrime. Officials from two leading US enforcement agencies on cybercrime will discuss the successes and challenges of investigating and apprehending cybercriminals.

Speakers: Tonya Ugoretz, Deputy Assistant Director, Cyber Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Michael D’Ambrosio
, Deputy Assistant Director, US Secret Service
Judith Germano, Distinguished Fellow, New York University Center for Cybersecurity, Adjunct Professor, New York University School of Law, and Founder, GermanoLawLLC

Session 5: A Little Help from Our Friends: Working With International Partners

Cybercrime is a transnational and borderless threat. How are countries developing and supporting their own law enforcement bodies to tackle this issue? What international cooperation mechanisms exist for countries to coordinate in these investigations and how can they work more effectively?

Speakers: Neil Walsh
, Chief, Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Norikazu Otaki
, Legal Attache, Embassy of Japan in the United States
Terlumun George-Maria Tyendezwa
, Assistant Director and Head Cybercrime Prosecution Unit, Federal Ministry of Justice, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Allison Peters
, Deputy Director of the National Security Program, Third Way 
Jennifer Daskal, Professor and Faculty Director, Tech, Law, Security Program, American University Washington College of Law

Coffee Break

Session 6: Live Recording of “The Lawfare Podcast:” Creating Cybercrime Solutions

Ben Wittes of Lawfare will sit down with a surprise guest to discuss the path to creating solutions to combat the cybercrime threat in a live taping of the Lawfare Podcast.

Host: Ben Wittes
, Editor-in-Chief, Lawfare and Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings

Session 7: Closing Remarks

Ari Schwartz
, Managing Director of Cybersecurity Services, Venable LLP and Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Cybersecurity on the US National Security Council (2013-2015)

4:30-6:30PM: Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Venable LLP

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