How Cybercriminals Steal Stuff and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Efforts to Stop Them - 2017 Kurtz Lecture by Joss Nichols

Thursday, October 5 at 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
C20 PC
Pomerantz Center, 213 N Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52245

Joss Nichols serves as a trial attorney for the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the U.S. Department of Justice and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Cyber Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.  As a cybercrime prosecutor, Joss works with other government personnel—such as the FBI and Secret Service—the private sector, academic institutions, and foreign counterparts to investigate and to combat computer and intellectual property crimes worldwide.  University of Iowa engineering students, as current and future leaders and innovators, also have an important role to play in securing trade secrets and other intellectual property from cybercriminals.  This year’s Kurtz Lecture will explore how those roles work together in the age of cyber espionage.  Joss is a 2000 graduate of The University of Iowa, with a Bachelor of Science (electrical and computer engineering) and of Music (performance), and he obtained his law degree from Columbia Law School in 2006.     

Contact Info: Dina Blanc, dina-blanc@uiowa.edu