Science Café Cleveland: “How Cyber Criminals Are Obtaining and Exploiting Our Data—And What We Can Do About It”

As more and more of the transactions of our lives—both personal and professional—migrate to the online world, our data become exposed to third parties and move further out of our direct control. As a result, cyber criminals are obtaining, re-selling and exploiting our data for profit or other motivations.

During this month’s Science Café Cleveland, the discussion will focus on how we have effectively lost direct control of our data, and what we can do about it as individuals, as a community and as a country.

The talk will use FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center data and FBI case examples to highlight trends and illuminate the criminal economy that has evolved to traffic our personal and corporate information.

G. Ryan MacFarlane, FBI supervisory special agent in the Cleveland Division, will lead the discussion, titled “How Cyber Criminals Are Obtaining and Exploiting Our Data—And What We Can Do About It.”

His talk will be held Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Music Box Supper Club’s Concert Hall (1148 Main Ave.).

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Limited menu options will be available for purchase.

Learn more about Science Café Cleveland.