The 5th Annual Digital Forensics For National Security Symposium

The 5th Annual Digital Forensics for National Security Symposium is coming up, to be held on May 15-16, 2024 (in National Harbor, Maryland). This will involve a combination of the Department of Defence, the intelligence agencies, federal government, academics and industry, in order to discuss how digital forensics can support different organisations in undertaking criminal investigations, and its use in crime and threat prevention.

Confirmed speakers include Jude R. Sunderbruch (DOD Cyber Crime Center), Nancy La Vigne (National Institute of Justice) and Douglas R. White (National Software Reference Library), with Christopher K. Stangl (Cybersecurity/Investigations, Berkeley Research Group) as moderator.

Topics covered will be as follows:

  • Enabling Insight and Action in Cyberspace and Beyond
  • Integrating Innovative Tools & Technique to Enhance Digital Forensics Investigative Capabilities
  • Enhancing Cybersecurity Measures to Prevent & Eradicate Threats to U.S. National Security
  • Investigating Cyber Threats & Raising Awareness to Safeguard National Security
  • Enabling More Effective Investigations through Cutting-Edge Digital Forensics Capabilities
  • Exploiting Media-Data to Support US Intelligence and Operational Priorities
  • Supporting Warfighter Readiness and Ensuring Mission Capability through Digital Investigative Tools
  • Integrating Digital Forensics Techniques to Protect US Critical Assets 

The symposium will also look at eDiscovery tools and their use in investigation, such as Meta’s measures to combat fraud on its social media platforms. It will examine issues surrounding identity theft and deepfakes, and will study recent ransomware attacks on scientific and educational institutions as well as the fentanyl crisis, terrorist activities, money laundering, and other criminal activity in the digital landscape. It will conclude with a case study of Chinese hacking group Volt Typhoon and its activities, shedding light on where the group is likely to be focusing its next round of cyber attacks in terms of national and economic security, and public health.

This symposium is based on ‘town hall’ type forums which allow knowledge sharing between entities, and is based on information from the 2024 National Risk Assessments on Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Proliferation Financing. It will also include exhibition space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions for partnership building.

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The National Security Symposium is being organised by the non-partisan Defense Strategies Institute and is closed to the press. You can register at the link below, with advance registration closing on March 15th and early registration on April 12th. The symposium is free if you are an active member of the US military or government.

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