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8:00 - 9:30am (first 15-20 minutes is for networking)
Light Breakfast included

Hosted by the Information & Communication Technology Committee
In 2012, perhaps more so than any other year, the large scale and diverse nature of data breaches and other network attacks took center stage. But rather than a synchronized chorus making its debut on New Year's Eve, we witnessed separate, ongoing movements that seemed to come together in full crescendo throughout the year. And from pubs to public agencies, SMEs to multinationals, nobody was immune.
Motives for these attacks appear equally diverse. Money-minded miscreants continued to cash in on low-hanging fruit from any tree within reach. Bolder bandits took aim at better-defended targets in hopes of bigger hauls. Activist groups (and their cohorts) DoS'd and hacked under the very different—and sometimes blurred— banners of personal ideology and just-for-the-fun-of-it lulz.
And, as a growing list of victims shared their stories, clandestine activity attributed to state-affiliated actors stirred international intrigue, especially here in Asia.
In April 2013, Verizon launched the 2013 Data Breach Investigation Report, corroborating this by bringing to bear the perspectives of 19 different global organizations, including law enforcement agencies such as the Australian Federal Police and US Secret Service to global data breach investigators. As one of the authors of the highly-respected Report, the most comprehensive look yet into cybercrime, Andrew Valentine, will share his insights, real examples and the findings. This will be an opportunity for corporates, SMEs and entrepreneurs to find out what cyber threats dominate the security landscape today and how they can protect themselves.


The American Chamber of Commerce in HK
1904 Bank of America Tower
12 Harcourt Road

Central, Hong Kong

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