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Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee listened as one of the nation’s top cyber cops asked for expanded powers to go after cybercriminal groups, including the use of statutes written to combat the mafia.
One of the big impediments to prosecuting computer crimes is getting law enforcement to pursue computer crimes with the same intensity that they do traditional property and violent crimes. But that’s easier said than done. At the recent B-Sides San Francisco Conference, Threatpost.com sat down with Nick Selby, a Managing Director at IT security consulting firm Trident Risk Management to talk about the gulf that separates the “guns and badges” folks from the world of IT security.