Former FBI agent to talk cyber-crime at Trucking Australia conference

A former special agent for the FBI and the Defence Intelligence Agency has been confirmed a keynote speaker at Trucking Australia 23, to be held on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in March.

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Dr Dennis Desmond from the University of the Sunshine Coast will share his vast knowledge of cyber-crime with the Trucking Australia audience.

Dr Desmond has spent the majority of his career in the counter-intelligence discipline, first as a US Army special agent, later as an FBI special agent, and finally, as a special agent with the Defense Intelligence Agency.

He is a veteran of Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom IV, and V.

As an FBI special agent, Dr Desmond was assigned to the National Computer Crime Squad and specialised in international and state-sponsored cyber threats, especially those from Eastern Europe.

Trucking Australia registration for the conference at the Novetel Sunshine Coast Resort from March 29 to 31 is $850 (gst included). Accommodation is not included in the ticket price.

Registration includes two days conference access, welcome drinks, Daimler Truck Local Showcase Dinner and the ATA Foundations Sponsors Gala Awards Dinner.

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