Tackling cybercrime: Trends and challenges – presented by Monash Tech Talks

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Event Details

14 Oct 2020 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Online – via Zoom Webinars


A new, more elusive type of crime

From 5G computing and 3D printing to augmented reality and blockchain, the twenty-first century has seen incredible technological innovations that are advancing society. But not everyone uses IT for social good.

Phishing. Hacking. Identity theft. Ransomware. Emerging technologies have led to a new wave of crime. Illegal activities that can impact anyone in any country – and at any time.

Why attend this Tech Talk?

Technology is by no means slowing down. But as it accelerates the development of our world, criminals are uncovering new ways to exploit it.

A collaboration between Law and IT, this Monash Tech Talk will gather an esteemed panel of leading cybersecurity experts and legal practitioners to give you insights into:

  • the latest cybercrime trends and their relevance to industry – with case examples.
  • the laws surrounding cybercrime.
  • the challenges of prosecuting transnational cybercrimes.
  • how technology is being used to address cybercrime.
  • the future of cybercrime as technology advances.

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DISCLAIMER: Distressing concepts may be discussed in the webinar.

Webinar details

When Wednesday 14 October 2020
Webinar: Starts 12:30pm
Live Q&A: Starts 1.10pm 
Where Online – via Zoom Webinars

Meet the host

Jon Faine AM
ABC Broadcaster of the Year, keynote speaker and best-selling author

Jon has been at the forefront of public affairs in Australia throughout his 30-year career.

Moderating live to air debates on every topic imaginable day after day over decades equips Jon with the sharp mind and quick wit. He also has a broad knowledge of topics that marks him as a conference facilitator and speaker extraordinaire.

Jon is an ABC Broadcaster of the Year and holds multiple media and legal awards. He also received an Order of Australia and the Monash University Distinguished Alumni Award.

Meet the speakers

Dr Campbell Wilson
Co-Director, Artificial Intelligence for Law Enforcement and Community Safety Lab
Associate Dean (International), Faculty of IT

Dr Wilson has keen interests in digital forensics, information retrieval, machine learning and bioinformatics.

Since his PhD in the probabilistic modeling of image databases, Dr Wilson has published extensively in a range of areas such as information retrieval, privacy-enhancing technologies, health information provision, user interface design and content-based image databases. He has also supervised a number of PhD candidates to completion, and currently oversees PhD projects in diverse specialisations such as forensic data mining, information retrieval, dynamic adaptation of websites, musical genre recognition and region-based image retrieval.

Dr Wilson is currently the co-director of the AiLECS Lab, a partnership with the Australian Federal Police. He is also a celebrated senior lecturer and Associate Dean (International) in the Faculty of IT at Monash.

Dr Jonathan Clough
Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Law

Dr Clough is a professor and Associate Dean (International) in the Faculty of Law at Monash. He teaches and researches in the fields of criminal law and evidence, and is an internationally recognised scholar in the field of cybercrime. He is the author of Principles of Cybercrime, (2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, 2015), as well as numerous articles in national and international journals.

He has provided advice to the government on cybercrime strategies, and in 2012 was appointed to the Commonwealth Working Group of Experts on Cybercrime.

Dr Clough’s research focuses on two main themes; the online exploitation of children and the international enforcement of cybercrimes. He’s currently Chief Investigator on ARC Linkage Project ‘understanding and responding to online child sexual exploitation offenders’.

Chui Yong
Head of Data Science, Australian Federal Police (AFP)

Before becoming Head of Data Science, Chui was the AFP's Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Protective Security. During her decades-long career, Chui ran the Commonwealth government’s cybersecurity prevention program as Assistant Director-General at the Australian Cyber Security Centre. She has also led assessments on technology vulnerabilities, delivered risk assessments on national critical infrastructure, ran the Commonwealth government’s red ‘testing’ teams and reshaped the Information Security Manual.

In November 2019, Chui was named Women in ICT’s ‘WICked Woman of the Year’, which recognised her leadership efforts in encouraging more women to join cybersecurity. She also served as a general service officer in the Australian Army and is the proud recipient of a Defence Service Medal.

A keen learner, Chui enjoys demonstrating a continuing literacy in contemporary enterprise technologies and assurance issues by collecting micro-certification credentials. As a result, she is now enrolled in postgraduate studies in data science at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Phillip Magness
Lawyer and National Forensic Technology Manager, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Previously a member of the Australian Federal Police for 17 years, Phillip has worked on some of Australia’s largest investigations, inquiries and prosecutions. His unique combination of policing and criminal investigation experience, forensic expertise and legal practice enables him to offer clients a complete service package.

Phil assists clients with privacy advice, data protection, drafting agreements, regulatory compliance and technology law-related matters, and leads Corrs Forensics, which offers clients fully integrated evidence-gathering services for investigations into IP theft, fraud and corporate crime, compliance, data breach incident response, workplace incidents and more. He is also a member of Corrs Cyber, a coordinated legal, forensic and cyber offering featuring a multidisciplinary team of experts.

Phil has a Master of Information Systems Security and a Master of Laws (Juris Doctor). He is a Certified Computer Examiner, a Certified Forensic Analyst and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. He is also certified as a technical assessor in electronic evidence with the National Association of Testing Authorities.

About Monash Tech Talks

Deepen your knowledge. Join the conversation.

High-profile speakers. Cutting-edge topics. And important insights into how tech is impacting our world. That’s what Monash Tech Talks are all about.

These unmissable events will open your eyes to the disruption that’s shaping our future and challenge everything you thought about emerging tech.

Sometimes controversial, yet always stimulating, Monash Tech Talks are the perfect way to deepen your knowledge – and join the most significant conversations of the tech industry today.

Event Contact

Penny O’Sullivan