Multi-Dimensional Challenges of Cyber Crime Investigations

EECS Colloquium
Featuring Mr. N. Le
FBI Special Agent
UC Irvine Alumnus

Location:  McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium
Free and open to the public

The FBI Cyber Division (CyD) was established in 2002 to apply the highest level of technical capability and investigative expertise toward combating cyber-based terrorism, hostile foreign intelligence operations conducted over the Internet, and Internet-facilitated criminal activities. Many of these investigations often have international facets and national economic implications. The director of the FBI has set forth four strategic objectives related to reducing the cyber threat to the United States. The CyD's strategy is focused on achieving these four strategic objectives while protecting the freedom, privacy, and civil liberties of Americans:
  • Identify and disrupt the most significant individuals, groups and foreign powers conducting computer intrusions, the dissemination of malicious code, or other nefarious computer supported network operations.
  • Identify and disrupt online predators or groups that sexually exploit and endanger children for personal or financial gain.
  • Identify and disrupt operations targeting U.S. intellectual property.
  • Identify and disrupt the most significant perpetrators of Internet fraud.
This lecture discusses the day-to-day challenges of cyber investigations through the eyes of a typical FBI cyber agent.

About The Speaker:
Nathaniel Le received a bachelor's degree from the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at UC Irvine in 2002.  He worked in the IT industry in various capacities, including hardware and network technician, programmer and systems analyst.  Le obtained an M.A. degree in organizational leadership from Vanguard University in 2004, and started working for the FBI as a cyber special agent in 2005.  He is currently pursuing an M.S. degree in information yechnology, security assurance track, from Carnegie Mellon University.

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