Europe’s 100 leading cyber investigators to descend on UCD

6 Dec 2013

Over 100 leading cybercrime investigators and police from across the EU are set to gather at UCD’s Centre for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation next week.

Delegates from National Cybercrime Centres of Excellence and senior executives from industry will join them. In all, over 220 delegates from 32 countries will participate.

In all, over 220 delegates from 32 countries will participate in the conference that takes place on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 December.

The conference will be opened on Monday at 9am by Paul Gillen, head of operations, EC3, Europol, The Hague, Netherlands. 

Until February 2013 Gillen was a Detective Inspector with An Garda Siochana, heading up its Cybercrime Investigation Unit.

Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter TD will close the conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Delegates will network across the cyber sectors, view the outputs of the national Centres of Excellence and engage in workshops, discussions and talks on a wide variety of topics including forensic scripting, IPv6, open source forensic tools, mobile technologies, the current state of cybercrime and the cyber war, European strategic priorities in fighting cybercrime and building up specialized cybercrime units.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years