Preet Bharara, a former federal prosecutor known for fighting cyber crime, will speak at the 2017 Privacy XChange Forum Oct. 22-24 in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada.
He joins an incredible lineup of speakers, including intelligence expert Malcolm Nance and cyber security guru Bruce Schneier at the Privacy XChange Forum (PxF). Now in its fifth year, the forum brings together cyber security and industry leaders from around the world to shape the cyber security agenda for the year. Register now to learn how to better protect your clients, employees and customers.
Bharara came to national attention when he was fired by the Trump administration after initially being asked to stay on. He led the influential Southern District of New York for seven years, where he was known for his vigorous prosecutions of hacking, political corruption in the state and financial insider training.
He is a leading voice on the threat of cyber crime, as well as issues of surveillance and privacy. During his tenure, his office prosecuted core members of the computer hacking groups LulzSec and Anonymous. Together with the FBI, his office executed the largest international takedown of defendants allegedly engaged in the theft of personal identification information and other crimes over the Internet.
“There is no issue more urgent than the cyber threat for business today," according to Bharara. Cyber crime by nation states, hacktivists and criminals threatens our public infrastructure and economic markets, in a world where crime can happen at the click of a mouse behind the veil of anonymity that the Internet provides. A dynamic leader and speaker, Bharara will share insights into public policy and cybersecurity at the highest levels of our national discussion.
Bharara earned a reputation as one of “the nation’s most aggressive and outspoken prosecutors,” according to The New York Times. His office handled a high volume of cases involving terrorism, narcotics and arms trafficking, financial and healthcare fraud, cybercrime, public corruption, gang violence, organized crime, and civil rights violations. His office’s case against SAC capital, for example, resulted in the largest fine ever paid in the history of insider trading prosecution and served as the inspiration for the television series, “Billions,” currently airing on Showtime.
Bharara is now a distinguished scholar in resident at New York University School of Law.