Catching the Cybercriminal: Reforming Global Law Enforcement

Catching the Cybercriminal: Reforming Global Law Enforcement

Event Contact

  • Ishan Mehta
  • Policy Advisor, National Security Program
  • 202-467-6658
  • imehta@thirdway.org
  • Press Contact

  • Ladan Ahmadi
  • Deputy Director of Media Relations
  • 202-384-1718
  • lahmadi@thirdway.org
  • Watch the symposium! Click here and use password “CYBERCRIME” to access the livestream on November 18th.

    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:

    8:30 AM: Doors Open for Breakfast


    9:00 AM:
    Welcome Remarks

    Mieke Eoyang, Vice President for the National Security Program, Third Way


    9:30 AM - 10:45 AM:
    Live Recording of "The Lawfare Podcast:" Creating Cybercrime Solutions

    Ben Wittes of Lawfare will sit down with United States Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and co-founder of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, and Representative Jim Himes (D-CT), Chairman of the STAR Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, to discuss responses to the cybercrime threat in a live taping of The Lawfare Podcast.

    Speakers: Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), United States Senator

    Representative Jim Himes (D-CT), Chairman, Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research (STAR) Subcommittee, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

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


    10:45 AM - 11:00 AM:
    Coffee Break


    11:00 AM - 11:15 AM:
    Introduction to the Journal of National Security Law and Policy and Expert Flash Talks Round 1

    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. The authors of research papers that will be published in this Journal edition will present their research during flash talks throughout the day. More detailed abstracts of the papers will be published in the event program.

    Topics discussed during this round will be cybercrime and cyberwar and indicting nation state actors.

    Speakers: 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.

    Chimène Keitner, Alfred and Hanna Fromm Professor of International Law, UC Hastings College of the Law

    Garrett Hinck, Research Assistant, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM:
    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

    Moderator: Ambassador (ret.) Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, Member of the Cyber Enforcement Initiative Advisory Board and Former United States Ambassador


    12:15 PM - 1:15 PM:
    Lunch Discussion: A Conversation with Google

    Google's Director of Law Enforcement and Information Security Richard Salgado will discuss Google's perspective on the role of the tech industry in the enforcement of cybercrime, and the trade-offs in public-private cooperation in bringing to justice malicious cyber actors.

    Speaker: Richard Salgado, Director of Law Enforcement and Information Security, Google

    Moderator: Jennifer Daskal, Professor and Faculty Director, Tech, Law, Security Program, American University Washington College of Law


    1:15 - 2:15 PM:
    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, Assistant Director of the Office of Investigations, US Secret Service

    Moderator: Judith Germano, Distinguished Fellow, New York University Center for Cybersecurity, Adjunct Professor, New York University School of Law, and Founder, GermanoLawLLC


    2:15 PM - 2:25 PM: Expert Flash Talks Round 2

    Topics discussed during this round will be state and local cybercrime enforcement and the need for better cybercrime metrics.

    Speakers: Margaret Brunner, Program Director, Homeland Security & Public Safety Division, National Governors Association

    Stephen Cobb, CISSP, Independent Researcher


    2:30 PM - 2:45 PM:
    Coffee Break


    2:45 PM - 3:45 PM:
    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

    Moderator: Jenna McLaughlin, National Security and Investigations Reporter, Yahoo News


    3:45 PM - 3:55 PM:
    Expert Flash Talks Round 3

    Topics discussed during this round will be cyber insurers and the definition of “possession, custody, or control” as used in the US law known as the CLOUD Act.

    Speakers: Asaf Lubin, Affiliate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University and Lecturer, Yale University

    Justin Hemmings, Research Faculty Member, Georgia Institute of Technology and Project Attorney at Alston & Bird LLP


    3:55 PM - 4:00 PM:
    Closing Remarks

    Speaker: 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)


    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM:
    Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Venable LLP