Last month, a subsidiary of the Afognak Native Corporation fell victim to an online fraud and lost 3.8 million dollars. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has an entire department dedicated to cyber crimes, including computer invasions of individuals, businesses and governments. Some tribes are technically savvy with world class gaming systems and other economic ventures, while others are limited to basic internet and security. In this fast moving digital age, are tribal governments safe from cyber-attacks? What do tribes and their citizens need to know in order to keep their information safe?
Marisa Duarte (Pascua Yaqui) – Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Matthew Rantanen (Cree) – director of technology for the Southern California Tribal Chairman’s Association