A brief overview and assessment of cyber threats in the global context.
We'll be joined by Michael Corcoran, Visiting Professor Cyber Studies, De Montfort University.
This talk will cover some of the ways in which nation states, organised crime and cyber insiders seek to exploit weaknesses in National electronic systems.
It will include a little of the recent (since the 1950s) history of this area and how Nations and others have exploited mutual trust and increased distrust. Mike will look at the Cyber Insider problem as highlighted by Snowden; how Russia and other Nation States are developing military-grade cyber capabilities; and where Organised Crime are not only lining their own pockets by exploiting cyber weaknesses in e.g. banking systems but also acting as proxies for some Governments. If time permits, Mike will include some commentary on exploitation of electoral processes in particular the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal from the US elections and implications for the UK election on 12 December 2019.
Any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Location: The Old Pheasant, 25 New Street, Worcester, WR1 2DP