Saturday, March 6, 2010


Organized by
Knowledge Partners Ernst & Young,Valiant Technologies Pvt. Ltd, and Indian Society of Criminology
Dates : March 23rd and 24th , 2010 Venue of the Conference: Hotel Breeze, No. 850, Poonamallee High Road,Chennai 600 010
Legislating against electronic crimes such as spam and ID fraud will not reduce the problem; instead, education for small businesses and consumers and cooperation between countries is the answer. Although some legislation is required to fight internet-based crimes, alone, it will make no difference unless backed up by corporation between international law enforcement agencies and education for computer users - EURIM, and Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). As long as people are so easily fooled by scammers, no amount of legislation will solve the problem of phishing, where fake emails are sent to online banking users asking them to "confirm" their password and username; under no circumstances are you supposed to reveal the whole password - nobody at the bank will ask for more than a few random letters from it - and yet people have been giving the complete phrase to the phishers, says Philip Virgo, Secretary general of EURIM.
The above statement clearly emphasizes the importance of imparting cyber crime awareness and education to end users. At the same time there is also a need to understand cyber crime from a non-technical approach like
understanding the criminological and victimological aspects, how it can effect various affected parties and how we can protect and prevent malicious and damaging attacks on our network and business both in private and
government sector. It is with this idea, the present International Conference on Cyber Criminology is being organized during 23rd and 24th of March 2010.

The aim of this conference is to establish a multidisciplinary forum for information sharing, team building and the development of innovative debate on cyber security, investigations, forensic techniques /technologies and legal concerns amongst investigators, criminologists, victimolgists, information assurance and network security professionals.
The registration for the conference is open to anyone who is interested in the field of information security, cyber forensics, cyber laws, intellectual property rights and related areas. The registration fee for the conference is Rs. 4,000/- for the delegates and Rs. 500/- for the students (limited entries only)which may be sent as a Demand Draft drawn in favour of "Cyber Criminology" to "Professor and Head, Department of Criminology" payable at University of Madras, Chennai 600 005. The Demand Draft should be sent along with the registration form to "Dr.R. Thilagaraj, Professor and Head, Department of Criminology, University of Madras, Chennai 600 005" who is the Organizing Secretary of the conference on or before 25th of February
2010. Organizing Committee: Organizing Secretary: Dr.R. Thilagaraj, Professor and Head, Department of Criminology, University of Madras, Chennai 600 005 Organizing Committee Members:
1. Dr. K. Rama Subramaniam, Director and CEO, Valiant Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
2. Mr. M.P. Badrinath, Director(Risk Advisory Services), Ernst & Young.
3. Mr. A. Vijayakumar, AGM (Information Security), Karur Vysya Bank, Chennai.
4. Dr.S. Latha, Secretary, Indian Society of Criminology and Faculty of Criminology.
5. Mr.A.R. Raghavan, Chief Operating Officer, Valiant Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Any further queries can be sent to the organizing secretary to the above mentioned address or to
ph: 044 – 25366988, 9840247256 

University of Madras & Department of Criminology : The University of Madras was established in the year 1857. This University is the mother of almost all the Old Universities of Southern India. This University has been growing from strength to strength while widening its teaching and research activities. The University is situated just before the Asia's 2nd longest beach viz., Marina Beach. The new Department of Criminology came into existence in the University of Madras in April 1983. Though it is a new department, the Department
of Criminology is striving for academic excellence through its various research and training activities over the last 26 years. The Department offers the following courses:
1. M.A. in Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration
2. M.Sc., in Cyber Forensics & Information Security
3. Diploma in Cyber Crime and Information Security The Department is selected as the Centre for Excellence in Cyber Forensics by the Government. Ernst & Young' (or "EY") is one of the largest professional services firms in the world and one of the Big Four auditors, along with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Deloitte and KPMG. Ernst & Young is a global organization of member firms in more than 140 countries. Its global headquarters are based in London, UK and the U.S. firm is headquartered at 5, Times
Square, New York. According to Forbes magazine, as of 2008 it is also the 9th largest private company in the United States. Valiant Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (V-Tech) is established in the year 2002 with the objective
of emerging as a reliable provider of end-to-end nformation security consulting and training solutions to enterprise operating in different business segments – commercial enterprises, government departments, law enforcement, judiciary, and armed forces. In addition, V-Tech has worked very closely with academic institutions by offering expertise to design and implement education programs in the areas of information security and digital forensics. Valiant provide to its clients with the kind of assurance and comfort level that they would require when it comes to information security. Their 'security-only' approach differentiates them from other consulting organizations that 'also' offer security services. This differentiator permits the consultants who bring with them over 100 consultant-years of experience, to offer solutions that assist clients in identifying, assessing and minimizing virtually every type of risk associated with information security activities. Valiant's Director and CEO, Dr K Rama Subramaniam who has over two decades of experience in the areas of information security management, technology, assurance and digital forensics, heads the team of consultants who bring in a rich blend of academic excellence and proven consulting delivery capability. The Indian Society of Criminology was established in the year 1970. The Society, which was started with the objectives of advancing the study and application of Criminology and allied sciences for the welfare of society and for facilitating co-operation among persons interested in the prevention and control of crime developed in a short period, into a pioneering national organization due to the efforts of the dedicated founders. The Society has been seeking to attain its objectives by organizing annual conferences, seminars, workshops, periodical symposia, training programmes and public lectures with themes of current interest in society, crime and its prevention and rehabilitation of the offenders, thus involving the people against crime and delinquency and also
stimulating interest among the members of the Criminal Justice System in applying criminological approach to the problem of crime.

INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON CYBER CRIMINOLOGY Department of Criminology University of Madras
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Dr.Tabrez Ahmad,
Associate Professor of Law, KIIT Law School
KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, 751024.
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