Thursday 06 April 2023

*UKHotViewsExtra* UK CyberWeek: Hackers, Phishing and the Crown Jewels

UK CyberWeekOn Tuesday I attended the first day of UK CyberWeek, an event for security suppliers, industry experts and end users to come together and share their latest experiences and knowledge on the cybersecurity market.

There were a multitude of talks across 6 stages, so my own experiences are limited to but a few of those, with the event also continuing for a further second day yesterday. For those of you who didn’t get a chance to attend you can at least experience some of it through my own highlights in this UKHotViewsExtra article.

The highlights include:

  • The confessions of hacker #FYRA, who a bit like a James Bond villain has undertaken a range of security attacks, through subterfuge and taking advantage of human weaknesses.
  • The changing security landscape according to Stuart Wiggins, Strategic Threat Advisor at Crowdstrike.
  • A brief foray into North Korean hackers by Investigative journalist Geoff White, author of the book and podcast The Lazarus Heist, followed by a live Phishing attack demo by ethical hacker Glenn Wilkinson.
  • An amusing and interesting talk on the theft of the Crown Jewels in 1671 by Graham Cluely, host of the Smashing Security podcast (a personal favourite of mine). Of course, with links back to cybersecurity best practises.

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Posted by Simon Baxter at '09:12'