Many fundamental security realities are not really changed by the pandemic. However, some critical challenges, particularly those concerning our own ability to monitor and respond to threats and vulnerabilities, have become considerably more difficult. On the other hand, we should note that the attacker is also human and that attacker behaviour may also shift due to the impact of the virus, perhaps even reducing the level of threat at this time. How do we assess how our current level of threat is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic?
Not long after the release of our paper, security journalist and author Geoff White published an article titled “Is there a coronavirus boom in cybercrime”, in which he poses three key questions: “is more spam email being sent? Are more virus infections occurring? Are the cyber-criminals making more money?”.
In this webinar we want to engage with Geoff about his article, as well as, Dominic White, the head of our computer hacking division – SensePost, and Robinson Delaugerre, our Head of CSIRT – to examine the question of whether and how the COVID-19 has really changed the landscape for attackers and defenders.
You will enjoy a structured conversation to examine the following questions:
1. How does the pandemic specifically increase security risks for businesses?
2. Is the attacker really immune to the crisis, or does the ‘blackhat’ also have a conscience, or get depressed sometimes?
3. If there are going to be attacks, how are they likely to look in the near future, and how does the crisis impact that?
4. What is the net effect? Are attacks and compromises up or is it really just business as usual?