Tag Archives: Identity Theft

eCrime Summit in Prague 25-27 April 2012

These ecrime meetings are always interesting and useful. -jsq

Press release of 29 March:

Containing the Global Cybercrime Threat is Focus of Counter eCrime Operations Summit (CeCOS VI) in Prague, April 25-27

CeCOS VI, in Prague, Czech Republic, to focus on harmonizing operational issues, cybercrime data exchange, and industrial policies to strengthen and unify the global counter-ecrime effort.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The 6th annual Counter eCrime Operations Summit (CeCOS VI) will convene in Prague, Czech Republic, April 25-27, 2012, as the APWG gathers global leaders from the financial services, technology, government, law enforcement, communications sectors, and research centers to define common goals and harmonize resources to strengthen the global counter-cybercrime effort.

CeCOS VI Prague will review the development of response systems and resources available to counter-cybercrime managers and forensic professionals from around the world.

Specific goals of this high-level, multi-national conference are to identify common forensic needs, in terms of the data, tools, and communications protocols required to harmonize cybercrime response across borders and between private sector financial and industrial sector responders and public sector policy professionals and law enforcement.

Key presentations will include:

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Known Identity Thieves?

Adam posts some interesting hypotheses about how much of identity theft is perpetrated by thieves known to the victims:
Now, if (1) is true, then for all ID theft victims, 40% should know the perpetrator. If (2) is true, then perhaps 11% of ID theft is committed by someone who the victim knows, and 90% of that is detected. Perhaps it’s 90% of ID theft is committed by someone who the victim knows, and that’s only detected 27% of the time.

Identity theft numbers: Javelin vs. FTC, Adam Shostack, 13 Feb 2007

Read his blog for the details. As he says, his hypotheses should be testable. And which (if either) hypothesis is correct should have some bearing on measures that will work to prevent identity theft.