Adventures in cybercrime and crypto-market research

Woman with cyber images all around her

Event details


Date & time

Tuesday 06 February 2018


Coombs Extension 1.04
ANU Canberra


Roderic Broadhurst, David Lord, Julian Slater


School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)
+61 2 6125 6033

How easy is it to become a cybercrime victim? How safe and easy is it to purchase illicit products on the internet?

The ANU Cybercrime Observatory will tackle these questions and discuss their recent work, including:

• A small observation study of ANU university students which tested their vulnerability to email scams. This illustrates why the risks of cybercrime continue to elude technical solutions.

• A reconnaissance of DARKNET crypto-markets which shows the scale and scope of the many illicit services and products now on-line. Synthetic opioids will be used as a specific example of market disruption and criminal innovation.

• How DARKNET sources provide opportunities for law enforcement intelligence and contribute to targeted operations.

The connections between crime and crypto-markets and other on-line market forms will be illustrated. The panel will discuss feasible options for combating these.

About the speakers

Roderic Broadhurst is a Professor of Criminology, and is Director of the ANU Cybercrime Observatory and non-residential fellow of the Korean Institute of Criminology.

David Lord is a Research Officer at the Cybercrime Observatory and a postgraduate student in the Department of Computer Science at ANU.

Julian Slater is a Assistant Commissioner, Australian Federal Police, and a Visiting Fellow at RegNet. He has worked in both operational and leadership roles throughout his career, predominantly in forensic investigations.

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