Computer crime expert to speak on campus Feb. 25

by Gail Hinchion Mancini

p. Scott Charney, one of the nation’s foremost experts in computer crime, will speak at the University of Notre Dame at 4:15 p.m. Feb. 25 (Monday).p. Titled “Cybercrime: Challenges and Controversies,” Charney’s presentation will take place in Room 102 of DeBartolo Hall.p. Charney is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he is the head of corporate security. He is leaving that post April 1 to become chief of security strategy at Microsoft Corp.p. A one-time member of the Justice Department’s Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, Charney led the implementation of the department’s Computer Crime Initiative. As a part of this initiative, the Justice Department created a dedicated computer crime unit consisting of five federal prosecutors and led by Charney.p. Charney’s visit to Notre Dame is being sponsored by the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values; the Computer Applications Program of the College of Arts and Letters; the Kellogg Institute for International Studies; and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

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