Online safety conference "largest in the world"

The Internet Safety Group will hold its second annual conference in July and will address security issues ranging from white-collar crime online to child pornography to wireless network security.

The Internet Safety Group will hold its second annual conference in July and will address security issues ranging from white-collar crime online to child pornography to wireless network security.

Held in conjunction with the police and the University of Auckland, NetSafe II: Society, Safety & the Internet" is expected to attract over 500 delegates, making it the largest conference of its kind in the world, says ISG chair Liz Butterfield.

"The conference is already attracting huge interest from around the world because of its broad focus on safety in the business community, schools and educational institutions, as well as in the home and workplace. It will also look at the legal, ethical and cultural issues related to safe use of the internet," says Butterfield in a written statement.

Keynote speakers include Ruben Rodriquez, a former Washington DC detective who is currently director of the Exploited Child Unit at the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in the US and Rachel O'Connell, who is director of research at the Cyberspace Research Unit at the University of Central Lancashire.

Professor Bill Caelli rounds out the keynote speaker list. Caelli has a long history of work in the computer security field. His first book on the subject, "The Microcomputer Revolution" was published in 1979.

More details on the conference can be found here.

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