Highlights of Day 1

Day 1 of our Crime Stoppers International Conference in Singapore has been an exciting one, and we’ve heard from an incredible range of speakers who are experts in their fields. Today’s sessions have been an important step in creating partnerships to fight cybercrime, and we sincerely thank each of the speakers who made our first day such a successful one.

Highlights of Day 1

We welcomed Deputy Assistant Commissioner Jim Wee (Director for Police Services, ASEANAPOL), James Tan (INTERPOL HQ), Ambassador Bruce Concepcion (Special Envoy for Transnational Crime, Office of the President, Philippines), Paul C Dwyer (President of the International Cyber Threat Task Force), Nathan Lynch (Thomson Reuters), Detective Inspector Tim Thomas (Western Australian Police), Professor Julia Davidson (University of East London) Dr. Zhang Zhenjie (Head of R&D, YITU Singapore) Richard Koh (Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Singapore) and Marina Khaustova (CEO, The Bitfury Group).

Today, we learned about hackers, and what motivates them, as well as how the youth become involved in cybercrime. Paul C Dwyer gave a thought-provoking keynote and discussed the Dark Web and how cybercrime enables animal trafficking. We heard about Blockchain, and how it can be used to combat money laundering, as well as how leadership is key when it comes to tackling cybercrime. We also learnt about the role of AI in cybercrime as well as how the cybersecurity landscape has morphed and evolved, with a focus on the strategy that Microsoft has used in recent years.

We look forward to the next speaker sessions tomorrow, as we look at the role of cybercrime in child exploitation, as well as what new GDPR laws mean for individuals and businesses. Matt Friedman, CEO of Mekong Club, will speak about modern slavery, and the role will hear about how institutions can get involved to assist the banks alliance to take action against this hidden crime. We’ll talk cyber extortion, human & animal trafficking, the importance of well-trained staff in the fight against cybercrime, and more.

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