Cyber crime during a pandemic with Microsofts Sarah Armstrong-Smith

Director of Sentients, InfoSec People and CyNamChris Dunning-Walton, spoke with Microsoft‘s Chief Security Advisor, Sarah Armstrong-Smith. Sarah has been voted one of the ‘most influential women in UK tech’ and a ’top 50 most influential women in cybersecurity’. Chris and Sarah talk about the effect COVID-19 and working-from-home has had on the evolution of cyber crime since the pandemic began, and how businesses must adapt their mindsets to mitigate these threats.

What can we expect?

During the conversation Sarah Armstrong-Smith discussed the top three cyber threats in strategic and leadership positions within a company that have been on the rise since COVID-19. It’s been noted that cyber criminals have been adapting to the changes in the world and evolving their tactics in a multitude of ways such as, exploiting the Cloud and users working remotely. Businesses will have seen a rise in phishing emails, for instance, Business Email Compromise (BEC), and an increase in fake web domains, amongst others.

Also in the discussion:

What future technology advancements could be game changers in the fight against cyber crime?

The importance of staying safe online has never been more paramount than in recent times. Whilst users are working remotely, it is crucial to remember how to stay safe online.