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Delegates arrive in Glasgow for International Conference on Cybercrime, Computer Security and Digital Forensics

Industry leaders from across the world will gather in Glasgow next week for the fourth International Conference on Cybercrime, Computer Security and Digital Forensics.
More than 70 delegates from the UK, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and the US will attend the two-day conference taking place at the University of Strathclyde on Monday and Tuesday (June 23-24).

Those attending the conference will include academics, representatives from Police Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, NCCGroup and security industry professionals. The keynote speakers across the two days are:  

Monday, June 23: Scott Ainslie, Principal Consultant at Global Services Technology Services at IBM Australia will present on ‘Security Intelligence – Forensics and Big Data; can we be intelligently proactive?’  

Tuesday, June 24: Dr Barry Cartwright from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada will discuss ‘The battle line between Cyber Libertarians and Cyber Cops – the changing face of the Canadian Cyber Law’.  

Dr George R S Weir, Cyberforensics 2014 Chair and Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde, who has organised the conference, said: “Scotland, especially in Glasgow, has a strong research base in cybercrime, computer security and digital forensics working in close partnership with our academic peers and law enforcement agencies.  

“The threat of cybercrime is increasingly recognised as a threat to individuals and organisations across the globe. From phishing to hacking, scamming to grooming, and botnets to cyber-terrorism, the variety, complexity and impact of exploits appear to expand constantly.   

“It is because of these increasing security threats that this conference is so important. We’ve invited experts from across the globe to attend and offer insights on their own areas of in-depth knowledge in order to enhance our understanding and improve our ability to address computer-based exploits and offences.”  

Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of the Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming the fourth International Conference on Cybercrime, Computer Security and Digital Forensics to Glasgow, which will bring delegates and world experts from global destinations to the city to share their knowledge.  

“Glasgow is recognised as one of the world’s leading business tourism destinations, which reflects the work of partners across the city, including the University of Strathclyde, in building a wide and varied portfolio of conventions business.”

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