Business Email Compromise (BEC) is spreading fast and wide - it's proving to be the most financially impactful cybercrime.

Speaker

Sarah Armstrong-Smith FBCS, Chief Security Advisor at Microsoft

Agenda

18:30 - Start of event with Introduction by Dalim Basu
20:00-20:20 - Estimated finish

Synopsis

  • In 2020, the FBI identified phishing as the top crime for consumer complaints, more than doubling the previous year.
  • Online organised crime networks are becoming more involved in Business Email Compromise (BEC) which has proven to be the most financially impactful cybercrime.
  • Whether their goal is to harvest credentials, redirect a bank transfer, or download malware, attackers are most likely to utilize email as their initial entry vector for a campaign.
  • In this session, we will explore how attackers are evolving their use of malicious email techniques, and how organisations can protect themselves from attack.

About the speaker

Sarah Armstrong-Smith, FBCS, Chief Security Advisor at Microsoft

As Chief Security Advisor, Sarah works with Microsoft’s strategic customers across Europe to help them evolve their security strategy to support digital transformation and cloud adoption.

She is also passionate about working with SMEs, serving as Non-Exec Director and Board Advisor to help their tech journeys.

She’s been voted one of the ‘most influential women in UK tech’, and one of the ‘most influential and inspiring women in cybersecurity’.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

This event is brought to you by: BCS North London branch in association with BCS London Central branch

Webinar: SecureIT: Emails - Email compromise - 'A phishy business'
Date and time
Wednesday 20 October, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location
Webinar
Price
Free