Presented by: COL Thomas Hyslip, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor at Norwich University and Resident Agent in Charge, Cyber Field Office, Defense Criminal Investigative Service; and Dr. Thomas J. Holt, Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University.

Presented on: May 15, 2018


Description: This webinar will present the findings of a landmark survey of potential cybercriminals, in which 821 users of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks known as “booters” and “stressers” anonymously replied to 22 multiple-choice questions about their demographic characteristics and motivations for hacking. Unauthorized entry into government, military, and private computer networks poses a significant threat to national security—one that is only increasing in frequency and sophistication. This webinar provides DoD with essential insight into the hacking subculture of DDoS users and providers, informing the government’s efforts to both prevent cybercrime and work collaboratively with “white hat” hackers to advance national defense objectives.