Are you concerned at the extent to which national security is undermined by cyber crime? Do you wonder about the dark web and what nefarious schemes, particularly those involving opiate distribution, are being hatched there? Are you upset about criminal organizations that use computer intrusions as a means of defrauding companies of their money or information?
If so, you will want to attend a presentation exploring these difficult questions by Vanessa Richards and Jeremy Tendler on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam.
Richards is an assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Connecticut where she serves as the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. In that capacity she prosecutes a variety of national security crimes, including cybercrime involving computer intrusions, botnets and the theft and misuse of bitcoins. She also oversees the activities of both the Federal Cyber