Tackling an old crime that discovered new tools: Computer Forensics as Deterrent of On-line ID Fraud
Speaker: Dr. Theodore Tryfonas.
Date: 29 March 2007 Time: 11:00-12:00
Location: "Stelios Orphanoudakis" Seminar Room, FORTH, Heraklion, Crete.
Host: Euaggelos Markatos


As the use of the Internet for commercial transactions grows, so do the incidents of identity (ID) theft and related fraud. Computer security incidents involving the collection of personal information and other credentials of individuals for criminal purposes are reported frequently and they have a significant impact on people's trust in on-line transactions and electronic commerce. Confronting this type of information technology (IT) fuelled crime is therefore significant, especially in environments where IT artefacts and developments are adopted at a slower pace by the general public.

In this respect, Computer Forensics is an emerging discipline that provides a crime deterrent and plays a critical role in the investigation of similar cases. In this lecture we first present an overview of the field of computer forensics and subsequently discuss the issue of on-line ID theft and the associated actions for its forensic examination.


Theo is a Lecturer at the Department of Electronics & Computer Systems Engineering of the University of Glamorgan, in Wales, United Kingdom. He specialises in Computer Forensics and Systems Audit. He is the MSc Scheme Leader of Glamorgan's postgraduate programmes in computer security. He also serves as an Expert Witness in Court for cases of computer-related crime involving identity theft, fraudulent on-line auctions, possession and distribution of child pornography, extortion etc.

He has a PhD in the implementation of secure information systems from Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Greece. He also holds an MSc in Information Systems (AUEB), a BSc in Computer Science (University of Crete, Greece) and he is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Home page: http://www.comp.glam.ac.uk/staff/ttryfona/

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