Politics and Cyber Attacks: Techniques, Prevention & Influence

Presented by

Indy Dhami, Director & Independent Security Consultant

About this talk

Focus of the talk: The current global political climate and the increased number of cyber attacks associated with nation states and revelations from whistleblowers such as WikiLeaks. The strategies and potential reasons for such attacks – We are seeing a focus shifting from financial gain to political power, control and mass surveillance. Audience learning: A view of the technologies utilised and targeted to perform the attacks such as malware targets such as iPhones, Android devices and smart TVs and malware on Windows, Osx, Linux etc Audience takeaways: The talk is aimed at those with a general interest in Cyber Security and how political gain is firmly intertwined and a tool utilised in state sponsored cyber attacks indiscriminately against corporations, criminals and citizens alike. ------------------ Indy possesses over 14 years’ experience, having worked in both operational and consulting positions at FTSE100 and Fortune 500 organisations including AXA, Deutsche Bank, PwC, Accenture, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar Land Rover and many other world leading organisations. His experience includes leadership positions in information/ cybersecurity transformation, risk assurance, crisis management (pre and post incident), assurance, audit, governance, risk and compliance programmes.

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