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Global Business School & Research Centre

Guest Session on Cyber Crime – Offence & Defence

Saturday, August 10, 2019 |Global Business School & Research Centre, Tathawade, Pune |Guest Lecture

Dr.Harold D’Costa a renowned cybersecurity expert who consults and collaborates atthe state, national and international levels was invited to conduct a sessionon “Cyber Crime – Offence & Defence”. He was felicitated by Dr. SnehalMaheshkar.

Heexplained that cybercrime is any criminal activity that involves a computer,networked device or a network. While most cybercrimes are carried out in orderto generate profit for the cybercriminals, some cybercrimes are carried outagainst computers or devices directly to damage or disable them, while othersuse computers or networks to spread malware, illegal information, images orother materials. Some cybercrimes do both -- i.e., target computers to infectthem with viruses, which are then spread to other machines and, sometimes,entire networks.

HeAlso talked about How cybercrime works.Cybercriminals use several attack vectors to carry out their cyber-attacks andare constantly seeking new methods and techniques for achieving their goalswhile avoiding detection and arrest.

Where does cybercrime come from?

Cybercrimecan begin wherever there is digital data, opportunity, and motive.Cybercriminals include everyone from the lone user engaged in cyberbullying tostate-sponsored actors, like China’s intelligence services. Cyber-crimesgenerally do not occur in a vacuum; they are, in many ways, distributed innature. That is, cybercriminals typically rely on other actors to complete thecrime, whether it’s the creator of malware using the dark web to sell code, thedistributor of illegal pharmaceuticals using crypt currency brokersto hold virtual money in escrow, or state threat actors relying ontechnology subcontractors to steal intellectual property.

Hegave many examples of how criminal pitch innocent people. He also helped manypeople and girls from getting pitched from criminals.

At theclose of the session, he answered the queries raised by the students.