On behalf of the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB), and SPB partner Scott Warren, CPW readers are invited to attend a virtual POLCYB webinar focused on “Technology in Enforcement: How Technology is Impacting the Investigation and Prosecution of Crime and Cybercriminals” on June 16th (North America evening) or 17th (Asia morning) depending on your time zone. https://www.polcyb.org/Events/APACSpring2021Poster.html

If you are not familiar with POLCYB, it is a global non-profit made up of law enforcement, prosecutors, governments, companies and individuals focused on addressing issues and solutions related to cybercrime prevention, detection, and response, including impact of emerging technologies.  POLCYB also conducts public education on cybercrime threats and preventative measures (www.POLCYB.org).  For this webinar, we are bringing together experts from across the globe to discuss the recent challenges AND solutions impacting us in these areas. This event is co-hosted by TELUS.

As technology expands into our daily lives and accelerates in this COVID era, this panel will explore its affect on the investigation and prosecution of crime and cybercriminals.  Featuring a panel of global experts, come to hear about:

  • The digitization of investigations and the courts;
  • How new technology advances regional cyber capacity building;
  • Digital evidence management, particularly in crypto and anti-money laundering cases;
  • Recent challenges in digital investigations, including end-to-end encryption and biometric device locks;
  • Recent developments in cyber security laws and data sovereignty policies in Asia and including a summary on the latest revisions to the Council of Europe’s Convention on Cybercrime – considerations for  global cooperation;
  • Good practices in digital collections, investigations and for educating/protecting the public.

We are pleased to be joined by our speakers who will each share their unique perspective: https://polcyb.org/Events/APACSpring2021.html

  1. Benjamin Fitzpatrick, Senior Counsel, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, Criminal Division, Department of Justice, U.S.A..
  2. Charles Harwood, Director, Northwest Region, Federal Trade Commission, U.S.A..
  3. Kristi O’Malley, International Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (ICHIP) Attorney Advisor for SE Asia, U.S. DOJ, U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,
  4. Christopher Ong, Senior Director, Technology Crimes, Crime Division, Singapore Attorney-Generals Chambers; POLCYB Director, Singapore,
  5. Sheri Shepherd-Pratt, Trial Attorney, Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, U.S., Department of Justice, U.S.A.
  6. Scott Tod, Chief Constable, North Bay Police Service; Co-Chair, E-Crimes Committee, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, Canada,
  7. Brian Wilson, Senior Advisor, Cyber & Digital Forensics, Deloitte, Chicago, U.S.A.

Panel Chair:  Scott Warren, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs; POLCYB Executive/Secretary, JAPAN.


Time: The webinar is June 16th from 6-8pm (PDT)/June 17th from 9-11 am (Singapore time).  The first 1.5 hours will be a round-table discussion with the last 30 minutes open for Q&A.

Format: Online WebEx Webinar (details to be provided to registered attendees just before the event)

Participation is “By Invitation Only.”  To Register and for further information: Please contact Bessie Pang, Executive Director, bessie-pang@polcyb.org and scott.warren@squirepb.com with your name, organization and contact details, OR include your Signature Block.  Please include ‘Guest of Scott Warren’.  Ms. Pang will provide you with the WEBEX Meeting link upon Registration.