Understanding the Three Letter Acronyms

Who is Who and What Do They Do? The United States Secret Service in Focus

14 Jul 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT

Join the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance, The Lares Institute, and Morrison & Foerster for a seminar discussing the statutory authority of the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) and a roadmap for interacting with TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms).

When you first begin working in cybersecurity, you are assaulted by the sheer number of TLAs. Whether it’s the DoD, FBI, CIA, NSA, DIA, NPS, CAW, DHS, or other agencies your company may interact with including the USSS, or even the FTC and OCR, none of them come with a FAQ to help you understand their role, or what they do when a data security incident occurs. This panel will examine the statutory authority of the USSS and provide some rules of the road to help you navigate the complex web of TLAs.


  • Andrew Serwin
    Partner, Morrison & Foerster
  • Scott Swantner
    Agent, U.S. Secret Service, San Francisco Division
  • Ken Jones
    Executive Director, Head of Fraud Risk Management, UBS


San Diego
12531 High Bluff Drive
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92130

San Francisco
425 Market Street
33rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Washington, D.C.
2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

New York
250 West 55th St.
New York, NY 10019

Space is extremely limited; please express your interest to reserve space and we will contact you soon to confirm attendance. A waiting list will be maintained.

About the NCFTA
The National Cyber‐Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA) is a non‐profit organization founded in 2002, focused on identifying, mitigating, and ultimately neutralizing cyber crime threats globally. Through real time sharing of information and resources with strategic partners, alliances and Subject Matter Experts (SME) in the public, private, and academic sectors, the NCFTA proactively identifies cyber threats and takes preventative measures to stop those threats. The NCFTA has a proven track record and is the model for private/public partnerships. Today, the NCFTA model, best practices and lessons learned are being leveraged and emulated by other countries around the world.

About The Lares Institute
The Lares Institute is a think tank that conducts independent research and releases policy proposals focused on technology, privacy and information governance, as well as issues impacting economic growth in the Southern California region.



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