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NTXISSA May 21, 2020 Monthly Meeting

May 21, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Speaker: Michael Mayes, Senior Writer and Researcher

Michael Mayes is a senior writer and researcher at Armor, a cloud security-as-a-service provider in Richardson, Texas. His career in technology communications includes work with the Human Genome Project, handheld software during the Palm and Pocket PC era, blockchain development and cybersecurity. He began his research in black markets in 2013 during a PhD year in professional and technical writing at the University of Memphis where he wrote on the early days of Bitcoin and its defining proof of concept, the Silk Road.

Title: Cybercrime, Inc.: The Business of the Dark Web


The Dark Web is growing at an exponential rate, with hackers doubling down on cybercrime-as-a-service – allowing non-traditional and unskilled hackers to wreak havoc in ways previously impossible. Criminals don’t have to be skilled to get your data; they just have to hire someone who is.  This session aims to expose the inner workings and business of the cyber underground, focusing on the following:

  • Cryptocurrency – the impact digital currency has had on the rate of growth of cybercrime
  • Cybercrime-as-a-service – the expansion of services offered by skilled hackers for low costs
  • Money laundering & money mules – ways criminals are skirting around laws/regulations to get paid
  • How businesses can protect themselves from all levels of cybercriminals; emphasis on the importance of investing in proactive threat hunting

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May 21, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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TX United States