Equipping financial institutions to fight cybercrime will be the focus of a conference set for Nov. 4-5 at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel & Conference Center in Portsmouth, N.H.
The Cybercrime 2010 Symposium is being sponsored by Sage Data Security Inc. of South Portland, Maine, and nophishing.org, the action arm of the Maine Anti-Phishing Coalition, formed by 24 Maine banks in 2006 to fight phishing and other fraud through public awareness and education.
Speakers and presenters include Brian Krebs, editor of the krebsonsecurity.com blog, and Joseph Menn, author of "Fatal System Error." Krebs will present current data and case studies on financial cybercrimes while Menn will discuss crime leaders attacking the Internet.
The two-day conference will also include an interactive discussion with James Woodhill, founder and chairman of Authentify, and American Banking Association Vice President Doug Johnson on managing and mitigating the risks of online banking.
"Good intentions are not going to carry the day against cybercrime. We are going to provide our attendees with action-oriented plans to take with them back to their offices," said Sari Stern Greene, president of Sage Data Security, a nationwide provider of information security services to financial institutions, healthcare providers, government agencies and other businesses.
The conference website is at www.cybercrime2010.com.