January 26th 2005: Cyber Crime - Policing, Response and Investigations

When: January 26th, 2005 (12:00 noon)
Where: Terminal City Club (837 West Hastings St.)
Cost: $30 non-members, $20 ISSA members, and $15 students
RSVP: (space is limited)

The goal of cyber-criminals is to hack computer networks and to steal, change or destroy digital information/data. Computer systems allow criminals to automate parts of their operations and to copy and store vast quantities and diverse kinds of information. Computers are also used as communication tools to commit a large array of conventional crimes. In order to investigate and curb this type of crime, the RCMP established the Integrated Technological Crime Unit (ITCU).

ISSA Vancouver is pleased to present Bruce Imrie, RCMP Staff Sergeant and Pacific Region Coordinator of the Integrated Technological Crime Unit. His talk will introduce the ITCU and the services it provides in British Columbia. Bruce will also answer questions such as "What evidence do police look for during an investigation?"; "When should police be brought in?"; "Who should be contacted?"; "How should you prepare for an investigation?"; and "When should you pursue a conviction for a criminal offence?".

Bruce Imrie joined the RCMP in 1977 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Information Science from the University of Guelph. He was transferred to the Vancouver Commercial Crime Section in 1980 and investigated financial crimes involving major corporate fraud, embezzlement and counterfeiting. Since 1999 Sgt. Imrie has worked with the Technological Crime Unit, conducting technical analysis of computer systems and investigating computer hacking and mischief to data.

On-site registration and networking begins at noon, and lunch will be served at approximately 12:20. The presentation will run from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, to be followed by an open discussion forum.

The session is open to members and non-members of the ISSA but space is limited. Cost for the event is $30.00 for non-members, $20.00 for ISSA members and $15.00 for students payable at the door in cash or by cheque payable to "ISSA Vancouver". RSVP to to guarantee your seat. Please note that the TCC has a business-casual dress code, and contact us in advance if you have special dietary requirements, or would like wheel chair accessible parking so that we can make the necessary arrangements on your behalf.

James Crooks: (604) 318-8654 or
Rodney Denno: (604) 737-7018