HUMAN ASPECTS TRACK | Oct. 11 • 4:00 pm • Room 22–23

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The New Cybercriminal Syndicate

Paul Vitchock, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Hear the word “cybercriminal,” and it often conjures the image of a solitary hacker working in the shadows. Not so anymore. A new dynamic has emerged: large, sophisticated, international organizations that are earning millions through savage, coordinated attacks. Learn more about the tactics and behaviors of these new cybercriminal syndicates.


About SSA Paul Vitchock

Supervisory Special Agent Paul J. Vitchock currently manages the FBI Cyber Squad in Tampa and Orlando, which includes criminal and national security investigations. SSA Vitchock investigated computer intrusion matters in Pittsburgh and Washington, DC, managed the FBI Eurasian Organized Cyber Crime program at FBIHQ, and most recently served as the FBI Cyber Attaché at the US Embassy in Bucharest, Romania. SSA Vitchock was also a member of the FBI SWAT teams in Pittsburgh and Washington. Before joining the FBI, SSA Vitchock spent nine years in the Washington, DC, area working as a network infrastructure and security consultant and manager.