'Hot Topics’ Session – Interagency Approaches to Combating Ransomware
2:10 p.m. ET
This session will focus on the continuing and evolving threat of ransomware attacks, whether directed at critical infrastructure, private sector entities, as well as Federal, State, and Local governments. It will highlight the significant policy, technology, public safety, and national security implications that arise both from the attacks and the strategies to combat them. Adding to the challenge is the use of cryptocurrency, which disrupts traditional methods of tracking criminal activity and associated payments. Panelists will discuss their challenges, strategies, and the partnerships needed to combat these issues.
Kirk Peifer, Acting Director, Cyber Crimes, IRS Criminal Investigation Division
Bryan Smith, Section Chief for Cyber Criminal Section, FBI
David Smith, Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Investigations, US Secret Service
Moderator: Andrew Stringer, Avantus