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Countering the Cyber Threat − Public or Private Law Enforcement Duty?
Start Date: 11/25/2013Start Time: 1:40 PM
End Date: 11/25/2013End Time: 2:40 PM

Event Description:

Countering the Cyber Threat − Public or Private Law Enforcement Duty?

Maria (Maki) Haberfeld
Dept. of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration

Monday, November 25, 2013
1:40 – 2:40 pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
L.61 Conference Center, New Building
524 West 59th Street (entrance on 10th Avenue)

RSVP to or call 212 237-8803

The outgoing Secretary of Homeland Security, Ms. Jannette Napolitano, stated in a television interview in July of 2013 that we are very close to a significant cyber attack against the United States of America. Yet, during the same interview she also acknowledged how ill prepared the US is for such an attack. As countries around the world become increasingly reliant on various technological networks and infrastructures the vulnerability from cyber attacks amplifies on a daily basis. No democratic society should find itself without an effective and sophisticated response to cyber attacks, the same way no democratic country can afford to find itself without an efficient military and law enforcement response against other types of terrorist tactics. However, despite relative progress in legislation and international cooperation, on a rhetoric level, the creation of a law enforcement robust response unit remains somewhat on the periphery of the decision makers in the local law enforcement field.

This presentation will analyze the pros and cons of creating a stout counter cyber attack unit that can be staffed by either public or private law enforcement professionals or a combination of the two, the recruitment standards and the strategic and tactical aspects that need to be taken into consideration while affording the unit with capabilities and capacities needed to be successful.

For additional information please contact Professor Doug Salane, Director of the Center for Cybercrime Studies, 212-237-8803 or email Additional information on this and other lectures is available on the Events Page of the Center for Cybercrime Studies Web site

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Location Information:
New Building - New Building  (View Map)
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY
Room: L.61
Contact Information:
Name: Doug Salane

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