Group-IB’s CyberCrimeCon to make full-fledged debut in Singapore

Group-IB, a Singapore-based cybersecurity company that specializes in preventing cyberattacks, is bringing its signature event, CyberCrimeCon, to Singapore. Group-IB’s CyberCrimeCon is a global Threat Hunting & Intelligence conference, where world’s leading threat hunters and researchers, representatives of public and private companies, INTERPOL, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, FS-ISAC, and other prominent organizations get together to discuss global and APAC cybercrime trends and forecasts, as well as the evolution of the most notorious hacker groups and the emergence of new ones. One of the main themes of Group-IB’s CyberCrimeCon, is the growing threat of an open interstate confrontation in the cyberspace, with various financially-motivated hacking groups having given way on the cybercrime stage to state-sponsored threat actors.

By moving the venue of its CyberCrimeCon to Singapore, Group-IB aims to raise the curtain on the latest developments in the cybercriminal world for the Singapore and APAC public and tell about threats relevant to particular industries. By sharing its knowledge of global cyberthreat landscape with APAC audience, Group-IB seeks to help local companies and organizations to adopt threat hunting practices in their cyberdefense, which is impossible without a clear understanding of adversaries’ tactics, tools and procedures (TTPs).

This year’s event will bring together a stellar speaker line-up, which among others include INTERPOL Cybercrime Director Craig Jones; Cyber Security Agency Assistant Chief Executive Gaurav Keerthi; Executive Director in Asia-Pacific at FS-ISAC Brian Hansen; Global Resilience Federation’s VP Community Development Cynthia Camacho; Principal Researcher at Unit 42, Palo Alto Networks, Vicky Ray; and others. The topline reports from Group-IB will be presented by the company’s founders, CEO Ilya Sachkov and CTO Dmitry Volkov.

One of the Group-IB conference’s key moments will be the presentation of Group-IB’s trademark annual Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2019 report. The conference’s guests will be the first to learn about cybercrime trends identified from H2 2018 to H1 2019, industries that will become major targets of advanced threat actors, new APTs discovered over the given period and, of course, forecasts on cybercrime developments for the near future. The report will for the first time be divided into sections devoted to the industries, which are the hackers’ most frequent targets. As it was mentioned earlier, the report will particularly focus on the activities of state-sponsored threat actors, which have significantly intensified their activities over the observed period.

The event has two streams technology and strategic. Apart from the review of new threat actors and their TTPs’ modification, CyberCrimeCon speakers will address the global changes in the strategic equation in the cybercriminal world and map out the trends in the confrontation of various pro-government hacker groups. As always, Group-IB researchers will unveil details about high-profile cases, reveal some instances of practice from incident response, investigations that have never been made public before.

We have been investigating and preventing cybercrime for the past 16 years. We accumulated in-depth knowledge on cybercriminal world that we, together with the leading threat hunters, researchers, and those others who are at the front line of the fight against the cybercriminals, are going to share at CyberCrimeCon 2019 in Singapore. The conference provides a platform for discussing the current trends in the cybercriminal world, which clearly show the increased activity of state-sponsored hacker groups and indicate that all the interstate tensions are now being transmitted into cyberspace. Today, the cyberspace is indeed becoming a new theatre of confrontation between various countries, which is one of the key findings of our Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2019 report.

Ilya Sachkov
Ilya Sachkov

CEO and Founder of Group-IB, Singapore-based Cybersecurity Company

CyberCrimeCon main topics

In their presentations, the conference speakers will highlight the most critical issues for the cybersecurity worldm present real-life cases, and give some practical tips for effective cybersecurity practices:

  • “Building a resilient and trusted cyber environment in Singapore”, Gaurav Keerthi, Assistant Chief Executive, CSA;
  • “Reducing the global impact of cybercrime”, Craig Jones, Cybercrime Director, INTERPOL;
  • “The first and last line of cyber-defense”, Brian Hansen, Executive Director, Asia-Pacific, FS-ISAC;
  • “The bad guys are scheming. It’s time to join a team”, Cynthia Camacho, VP Community Development, GRF;
  • “Rise of commodity malware – stories from the trenches”, Vicky Ray, Principal Researcher at Unit 42, Palo Alto Networks;
  • “Building threat hunting team from scratch”, Nguyen Le, SOC Developer/Threat Hunter at NCSC VietNam;
  • “Cyber threats & responses in the APAC region and globally”, Kazunori Yozawa, CTO, NTT;
  • “Online brand abuse: latest trends & evolution of fraud methods”, Ilya Rozhnov, Head of Brand Protection, APAC, Group-IB;
  • “Libertad y gloria – A Mexican cyber heist story”, Frank Boldewin, Principal Security Architect, Fiducia & GAD IT AG;
  • “Artificial Intelligence in Сybersecurity”, Alexander Lazarenko, Head of R&D department, Group-IB.

CyberCrimeCon 2019 will be held in Andaz by Hyatt Hotel, Singapore, on November 29. Visit the official website to learn more about the event’s agenda and speaker line-up. Media accreditation requests can be submitted at https://2019.group-ib.com/singapore/media-accreditation.

CyberCrimeCon 2019 Media Partners: ASEAN Tec & Sec, Asia Pacific Security Media, Chief IT, Computer Weekly, CPO Magazine, Cyber Risk Leaders, CyberSecAsia, Digital Forensics Magazine, e27, GovTech SEA, My Security Marketplace, My Security Media, and Security Brief Asia.

About Group-IB

Group-IB, with its headquarters in Singapore, is one of the leading providers of solutions dedicated to detecting and preventing cyberattacks, identifying online fraud, investigating high-tech crimes, and protecting intellectual property. The company’s Threat Intelligence and Research Centers are located in the Middle East (Dubai), the Asia-Pacific (Singapore), and Europe (Amsterdam).

Group-IB’s Unified Risk Platform is an ecosystem of solutions that understands each organization’s threat profile and tailors defenses against them in real-time from a single interface. The Unified Risk Platform provides complete coverage of the cyber response chain. Group-IB’s products and services consolidated in Group-IB’s Unified Risk Platform include Group-IB’s Threat IntelligenceManaged XDRDigital Risk ProtectionFraud ProtectionAttack Surface ManagementBusiness Email ProtectionAudit & ConsultingEducation & TrainingDigital Forensics & Incident ResponseManaged Detection & Response, and Cyber Investigations.

Group-IB’s technological leadership and R&D capabilities are built on the company’s 19 years of hands-on experience in cybercrime investigations worldwide and more than 70,000 hours of cybersecurity incident response accumulated in our leading DFIR Laboratory, High-Tech Crime Investigations Department, and round-the-clock CERT-GIB.

Group-IB is an active partner in global investigations led by international law enforcement organizations such as Europol and INTERPOL. Group-IB is also a member of the Europol European Cybercrime Centre’s (EC3) Advisory Group on Internet Security, which was created to foster closer cooperation between Europol and its leading non-law enforcement partners.

Group-IB’s experience in threat hunting and cyber intelligence has been fused into an ecosystem of highly sophisticated software and hardware solutions designed to monitor, identify, and prevent cyberattacks. Group-IB’s mission is to protect its clients in cyberspace every day by creating and leveraging innovative solutions and services.

Group-IB’s experience in threat hunting and cyber intelligence has been fused into an ecosystem of highly sophisticated software and hardware solutions designed to monitor, identify, and prevent cyberattacks. Group-IB’s mission is to fight high-tech crime while protecting our clients in cyberspace and helping them achieve their goals. To do so, we analyze cyber threats, develop our infrastructure to monitor them, respond to incidents, investigate complex high-tech crimes, and design unique technologies, solutions, and services to counteract adversaries.