Join UNSW Canberra Cyber for the launch of Industry of Anonymity written by Jonathan Lusthaus
Industry of Anonymity: Inside the Business of Cybercrime
Cybercrime now operates like a business. Its goods and services may be illicit, but it is highly organised, complex, driven by profit, and globally interconnected. This talk examines the underground economy and how it works. In particular, it seeks to make sense of the strategies cybercriminals use to build a thriving industry in a low-trust environment characterised by a precarious combination of anonymity and teamwork. It is based on 7 years of fieldwork in cybercrime hotspots around the world, including in Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Brazil, Nigeria, China and the USA. The core source of data is interviews with almost 250 law enforcement agents, security professionals and former cybercriminals. Jonathan's research focusses on the "human" side of profit-driven cybercrime: who cybercriminals are and how they are organised.
Jonathan Lusthaus is the Director of The Human Cybercriminal Project in the Department of Sociology, a Research Associate at the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, and a Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford and Adjunct Associate Professor at UNSW Canberra Cyber.
Date: Monday 29 April 2019
Time: 4:30PM arrival for 5:00PM Start
Venue: Adams Auditorium, Building 111
UNSW Canberra at ADFA
Northcott Drive, Campbell, ACT
RSVP: Registrations close on 22 April