Where cyber meets crime: Understanding the anatomy of attacks and how to prevent them | SASIG
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Tuesday 7 November 2023

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Cybercrime is the scourge costing the world economy an eye-watering $8 trillion this year, and the UK is not immune to it. Every day, individuals and organisations fall victim to cybercriminals, causing misery and significant loss of earnings. Those cyber criminals have harnessed the characteristics of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – scale, velocity and systems disruption – to maximise value from their nefarious acts. Criminals have evolved their activities to exploit the latest technological advantage and establish increasingly sophisticated business models. Fraud, extortion, and theft are not new phenomena, but the scale and speed at which criminals can now operate is.

Cybercrime is not just an issue for society, as the National Cyber Strategy reflects. It is also an issue for enterprises, which are the most lucrative target of criminals. Ransomware, extortion, IP theft, fraud, credential compromise – all impact businesses. We focus on cybercrime’s impact on business, identity and its value to bad actors, the potential of AI for criminals, and the methods we can employ to reduce our vulnerability to fraud.  The fight against cybercrime is crucial to make our society more resilient and one in which we all, including businesses, have a considerable stake.

Presentations on the day included:

Welcome and introductions
Tarquin Folliss OBE (info), Vice Chairman, The SASIG
Steve Sands, Information Security Specialist Group Chairman, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Digital ID: Single sign-on for fraud?
Chris Lewis, Head of Solutions, Synectics Solutions

Where cyber meets fraud, and what to do about it
Adrian Searle, Director, The National Economic Crime Centre

Panel session: Identity in the digital world: Threats and mitigations
Facilitated by Chris Lewis, Head of Solutions, Synectics Solutions
Romek Szczesniak (info), Director, Inidsol
Paul Simmonds, CEO, The Global Identity Foundation
Amber Burridge, Head of Fraud Intelligence, Cifas
Dean Ferrando, Senior Solutions Engineer, SentinelOne

Ethical and legal issues on artificial intelligence: Potential trigger of a moral panic?
Dr Ori Igwe, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of West London

Panel session: How do we protect the vulnerable in cyberspace?
Facilitated by Tarquin Folliss OBE (info), Vice Chairman, The SASIG
Simon Newman, CEO, Cyber Resilience Centre for London, and Associate Tutor, Dods Training
Barry Linton, Cyber Prevent Volunteer, Essex Police
Gill Thomas, Director of Engagement, Capacity and Resilience Program, Global Cyber Alliance

Cybersecurity: An Infinite Game!
Andrew Hollister (info), CISO, LogRhythm

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