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A three-day workshop run by ICC’s Commercial Crime Services will reveal how computer-related crime is threatening business, and explore ways to tackle the problem.

Representatives
from CCS and other leading cybercrime prevention organizations will join
experts in law enforcement, banking and security to give business
decision-makers an insight into managing the risks of commercial crime in the
digital age.

 

Course
organizer Steven Matz says the workshop has been designed to appeal to a broad
spectrum of professionals.

 

Through
exercises based on real case studies, and an interactive e-commerce crisis
scenario, they will gain valuable insights into their own companies’ security
weak-spots, and discover how to react to theft, intellectual property abuse and
other internet-based crimes.

 

According
to Mr Matz, even relatively inexperienced criminals can now cause havoc to
businesses. He said: “Many internet crimes are not complicated. Hacking
programmes can simply be downloaded off the internet.”

 

“Businesses
are at a greater risk than ever,” he said.

 

CCS says
that a major barrier to fighting cybercrime is that victims can be reluctant to
report security breaches, as reputations can be ruined when weaknesses are
exposed to a hostile press.

 

A session
called “The War Room” will address this dilemma. Participants will
explore what to do when hackers attack a high-profile site and tamper with
confidential customer information. They will analyse not only how to repair the
damage, but also how to ensure the company comes out of the situation without
losing face.

 

The wide
range of topics covered by the workshop includes the difficulties of
prosecuting cybercriminals, protection of commercially sensitive information,
safeguarding a corporate image on the web, and secure payment methods.

 

“Corporate
Crime in the Digital Age” will be held in Kent, UK, from 23 to 27 June
2002. Transport will be provided from London.