International Cybercrime: The Law Enforcement Dimension (Cancelled)

Please note this event is cancelled.

Co-organized by:

  • Asian Institute of International Financial Law, Faculty of Law, HKU
  • Law and Technology Centre, Faculty of Law, HKU

Date: November 16, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Venue: Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, The University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Ron Cheng
(Partner, O’Melveny & Myers)

Ron Cheng, a Partner at O’Melveny & Myers, and former cyber prosecutor for eight years in the U.S. Department of Justice, will speak on:

  • Current state of cybercrime
  • The types of cybercrimes typically investigated by law enforcement agencies
  • How evidence is gathered in cybercrime investigations
  • Challenges for law enforcement in investigating cybercrime
  • Current cybercrime trends

The discussion will include several U.S. cybercrime cases, including an international phishing fraud against major U.S. banks conducted in both Egypt and the U.S., and an investigation of “hack-for-hire” websites that offered to steal email account passwords for a fee.

Ron Cheng is a leader in the O’Melveny’s White Collar and Data Privacy practices. He handles data security matters involving a variety of breach situations, including business email compromises, malware, distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks, and internal compromises. Ron is one of very few Mandarin-speaking attorneys with experience in both U.S. and Chinese criminal law enforcement. He spent 20 years as a federal prosecutor, serving in a number of roles at the Department of Justice, including service in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, as the Resident Legal Advisor. Most recently Ron was a key member of the Cybercrime and Intellectual Property Crimes Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, where he focused on criminal activity arising out of the Asia-Pacific region and handled significant multinational digital privacy cases. Ron maintains a blog on Forbes, in which he writes on data privacy and corruption issues.

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