26 January 2011, 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Room 007, Prospect Building, University of Sunderland, Sir Tom Cowie Campus.

Free of charge for both BCS and non-Members.

Denis Edgar-Nevill FBCS CITP, Chair, Cybercrime Forensics Specialist Group.

Event description:

No one is quite sure about what a Cyberwar is. At what point do we stop talking about Cybercrime and start talking about Cyberwar? The explosion of news in December reporting the first great cyberwar unleashed as a consequence of perceived attacks on WikiLeaks has resulted in the term acquiring a new celebrity in thousands of column inches in news papers, website pages and hours of TV reports. It’s almost as if we assume everyone understands the term.

This presentation will look at the development of the concept of Cyberwar and parallels with conventional warfare. It will discuss the technologies being used to wage war and the stages of events which can take place. Examples of groups engaged in these activities and their motivations together with the defences being mounted by governments and companies.

Denis Edgar-Nevill

Denis Edgar NevillDenis is Head of Department, Department of Computing at Canterbury Christ Church Computing. He has been teaching and researching in the area of Cybercrime since developing one of the first MSc courses in the UK in this area jointly validated with the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA). He is also chair of the CFET (Cybercrime Forensics Education and Training) annual international conferences held since 2007. In 2008 he proposed to the BCS the formation of the BCS Cybercrime Forensics SG and was elected founding chair in December 2008 (re-elected chair at the AGM in September 2009 and again in September 2010). He has in excess of 150 publications in the areas of computer forensics, cybercrime, software quality, computing education and a range of other computing fields. He is currently a member of the PCeU Editorial Board revising the ACPO Digital Evidence Standards.