Featured Session: Online Crime: An American Crisis

Mar 11, 2023

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Recording: Featured Session: Online Crime: An American Crisis, Mar 11, 2023

Cybercriminals, con artists, digital spies. We call them many things but they all have the same motive - to steal your data and information and ultimately, your money. Last year, Americans lost nearly $7 billion dollars to online crime. That’s 9 zeroes. There’s no denying that tech has enabled incredible progress, but our increased connectivity comes with great risk. It’s time to take the best of technology and put it to work for protection vs. exploitation and battle back against the relentless onslaught from hackers.

In this session, actor and producer Robert Downey Jr., who recently set out to learn everything he can about online crime and its impact on the world, brings together three of the industry’s most knowledgeable minds – Aura CEO Hari Ravichandran, security expert and former FBI agent Eric O’Neill, and New York Times bestselling author Maria Konnikova – for a riveting discussion about the true scope of the crisis Americans are facing, a look inside the minds of cybercriminals and how they are able to manipulate our families and wallets, and thoughtful solutions on what can really be done to fight back.

If you have a phone in your pocket, join this session, then join the fight.

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