The session will draw on the presenter’s own experiences in assisting companies and financial institutions to respond to cyber attacks.

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Online users, financial institutions, companies and even grocery stores are under constant attack from Cyber criminals. All actors are involved, which significantly increases the complexity of the response required.

We’ll look at the two most common attacks resulting in large losses - phishing and malware. We will briefly step through each type of attack, highlighting the understanding required in order to develop an effective response. We will then look to how to detect attacks and effectively respond to them. We will cover tactical countermeasures, intelligence gathering to pre-empt attacks, incident response, and analyzing big data to disrupt active attacks.

The session will draw on the presenter’s own experiences in assisting companies and financial institutions to respond to these types of attacks and will give the audience a playbook with practical recommendations for their organisations.

About the speaker

Prof. Claudio Cilli is a recognized world leading authority in the areas of National Security and Intelligence, company protection, information systems security and compliance, with over 25 years of experience. He currently advises governments and int’l companies in the cyber-security and critical infrastructures protection areas.

University professor and researcher. Lesson arguments include computer science, software compilers, lexical and semantic analyzers, information systems analysis and development. Member of the scientific and advisory boards. Teacher in the post-graduate master’s in computer security and IT Governance.

Consultant to the U.S. Government and companies who supply the Department of Defense. Consultant at the United Nations. With many big firms, he is responsible of IS Audit and security projects, which include civil and military sectors, software quality and code security, security of the information systems and installations. Designed and implemented systems based on mainframes and distributed architecture, including Disaster Recovery and both data and physical security, information and site protection.

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Hybrid event: Cyber attacks today – an overview
Date and time
Tuesday 24 January, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue
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