Remember the data attack of Sony Pictures by bad actors in North Korea in 2014? Did you know they were also behind the 2017 WannaCry ransomware that leveraged bugs in outdated Windows applications? Do you know where credential harvesters like Krak get their personally-identifiable information. The Federal Bureau of Investigation just issued a request to reboot routers to try to disable Russian malware. This presentation will review insider and external cyber threats like these and how they relate to U.S. businesses and organizations. We will also learn what makes targets vulnerable. Who hacks and why? We will discuss this, protection best practices, and the role played by legal enforcement in protecting us and our businesses.
Special Agent (“SA”) Michelle Pirtle, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pittsburgh Cyber Crime Task Force, will provide insight into the Cyber Underground, focusing on what organized criminal groups do with valuable information once a U.S. target is exploited. Where possible, examples from recent cases will be used to illustrate this.
SA Michelle R. Pirtle has been with the FBI for 14 years and is currently based out of the Pittsburgh field office. With a Masters in Computer Science, her experience has centered on cyber investigations and the cyber threat landscape. SA Pirtle’s investigative experience has included criminal and national security matters, both stateside and internationally. SA Pirtle currently works to secure our nation’s critical infrastructures through collaborative relationships and information sharing. The cyber and physical threats to our nation’s critical infrastructure are the focal points of her outreach with industry, academia, and government. As a Private Sector Coordinator, she is the FBI point of contact for both the Infragard Pittsburgh Members Alliance and the InfraGard West Virginia Members Alliance.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP with your lunch selection by noon on Monday, June 18 to Josh Iwanonkiw by clicking on one of dinner options below.Member Cost: $35 Guest Cost: $35 Cash bar available NOTE: You will be billed for the full dinner cost for cancellations received within 48 hours of the event.