Why Hearts and Teddy Bears are the Ideal Vector for Ransomware – Valentine's Day

Presented by

Suzie McDonald, James MacKay, Robert Pickett

About this talk

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we’re having a conversation about why Valentine’s Day is so important when it comes to Cyber Security. Today we’ll consider how certain times of the year expose vulnerabilities of both individuals and companies, thinking about how behaviour is impacted by calendar events, and how hackers and cyber criminals capitalise on this with bespoke tactics, and look at the real-life consequences and examples of an attack or breach. Today we will cover with James and Luke: - Why Hearts and Teddy Bears are the Ideal Vector for Ransomware -How cyber criminals will prey on your heart and purse strings through specific social engineering tactics - e-cards / dupe websites / sweetheart scams through dating apps etc. -Consequences of a Data Breach - Prevention – how to keep your heart in cyber security all year round

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