UNC Charlotte's 21st Annual Cybersecurity Symposium

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Oct. 6, 2020

Allen O'Rourke will present two sessions at UNC Charlotte's 21st Annual Cybersecurity Symposium. In the first session, “Litigation to Disrupt Cyberattacks and Obtain Third-Party Records,” Allen will discuss how companies are adding civil litigation to their cyber defense strategy – using subpoenas and court orders to help investigate and mitigate cyberthreats. In addition to explaining this strategy, he will provide a case study of the recent federal lawsuit, Microsoft v. John Does 1-2, concerning a widespread cyberattack exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to compromise Office 365 accounts.

Allen will also moderate a panel discussion titled “How Banks Combat Business Email Compromise (BEC) Schemes.” This presentation will explore the role of banks in responding to and working to prevent business email compromise (BEC) schemes – a widespread type of cybercrime that tricks victims into misdirecting large payments, often using fraudulent emails. The speakers will address not only the process of freezing and recovering funds stolen through a BEC scheme, but also their role in efforts to prevent fraudulently misdirected payments and to combat specific BEC threats.

For more information or to register for the Symposium, click here.

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