Chairman of the Australian chapter
Mr Ken Gamble officially opened the Australian Chapter of The International Association of Cybercrime in May 2011 after a long career as an investigator and security consultant in the private sector.
Mr Gamble is a highly accomplished cybercrime investigator and the founder of Internet Fraud Watchdog, a successful organisation fighting fraud, piracy and brand theft on the Internet on behalf of private corporations. Mr Gamble was the organiser and Chairman at the 4th Regional Conference on Cybercrime & International Criminal Cooperation, held in Sydney, Australia in May 2011. Law enforcement, the private sector, the international academic community and numerous Australian government agencies attended this conference to listen, learn and present topics on how cybercrime affects our society.
Australia is high on the lists of countries targeted by cybercrime because of the large amount of users online per capita and the general lack of security awareness inherent in Australian culture, making the average Australian easy prey. In addition, Australia is classified as being a long way from the rest of the world so cybercriminals take advantages of jurisdictional issues and restrictions imposed on Australian law enforcement agencies.
The Australian Chapter of the International Association of Cybercrime is at the forefront of cybercrime education and awareness. The Association is an independent platform for collaboration between law enforcement agencies, academia, the IT industry, computer forensics and related professional fields in the private sector. The fight against Cybercrime is a complex one and can only be successful through education, the raising of awareness and the joint assistance and cooperation between Cybercrime fighting agencies and Cyber lawmakers around the world.