Thursday, March 10, 2011

Alan Brill announced as keynote speaker for upcoming NATO Center of Excellence - Defense Against Terrorism "Cyber Terrorism" course

Brill to discuss the critical need for taking an integrated approach to cyber terror response

New York, NY – March 10, 2011 Kroll, the world's leading risk consulting company, today announced Senior Managing Director of Secure Information Services Alan Brill as the keynote speaker for the NATO Center of Excellence - Defense Against Terrorism’s “Cyber Terrorism” course, March 14-18, in Ankara, Turkey. During the course, participants will examine the increasing threat of attacks to cyber systems, discuss the vulnerability of cyberspace, consider how terrorists can exploit the Internet for their campaigns and explore cyber terrorism defense strategies.

In his keynote address, "Cyber Terror, Cyber Crime and Cyber Risk: A Report from the Front Lines of the Battle," Brill will highlight Kroll Ontrack case studies and discuss the evolving doctrine of information security, which now calls for an integrated approach to combating cyber threats. He will address the increasing expertise of cybercriminals and the speed at which technology is developing, as well as the depth of knowledge required to mitigate cyber rapidly evolving threats.

"Cyber crime, cyber terror and cyber risk largely utilize the same tools, but attackers in each case have different underlying motivations," said Brill. "Furthermore, it’s not safe to assume that your defenses will keep cybercriminals out of your network; you can’t simply build the walls higher or the moat deeper. You need to defend in depth. Therefore, it is critical to develop common responses that can be used regardless of the motivation of the attacker. The more we understand how tools are being used from all perspectives, the more we will know about information protection and response."

With more than 30 years of experience in the information security field, Brill is recognized internationally as a leader in the industry. As the founder of the global high-tech investigations practice at Kroll Ontrack, he is internationally renowned in the areas of computer/communication security and technology crime investigation. His work has ranged from large-scale information security reviews for multi-billion dollar corporations, to criminal investigations of computer hackers, frauds on the Internet, identify theft, misappropriation of intellectual property, as well as telecommunication frauds.

"I am looking forward to participating in working groups with attendees from around the world as well as providing information about our experience in handling these issues on a global scale and the integration of technology and investigations," said Brill.

Based in Ankara, Turkey, the NATO Center of Excellence - Defense Against Terrorism is an international forum that hosts courses and discussions for NATO and Partnership for Peace members, Mediterranean Dialog countries, Turkish and allied governments, military universities, media and non-government organizations. Topics range from effective border control to countering cyber terrorism. Its goals are to provide training and education, conduct studies, validate new concepts and disseminate lessons learned on collaboratively fighting terrorism.

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