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June 2017

Focus: Infosec17

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Security technologist Bruce Schneier’s insights and warnings around the regulation of IoT security and forensic cyber psychologist Mary Aiken’s comments around the tensions between encryption and state security were the top highlights of the keynote presentations at Infosecurity Europe 2017 in London. Other highlights included Europol advisor and Trend Micro research head Rik Ferguson’s prediction that WannaCry could lead to the decline and even demise of ransomware, and the ICO’s Peter Brown setting out where UK organisations ought to be in terms of planning for the GDPR. There was also a strong focus on cyber security recruitment and innovation as well as the role of people in cyber security, the importance of cyber testing in the context of the internet of things, the value in getting the basics of cyber security right, and techniques for detecting malicious activity.

Table Of Contents

  • IoT security regulation coming, warns Bruce Schneier
  • Society needs to address encryption dilemma
  • WannaCry could be demise of ransomware
  • UK business should be working on GDPR compliance, says ICO
  • Recruit agile people for agile security teams
  • CheckRecipient crowned UK’s most innovative cyber security firm
  • People can be strongest link in cyber security, says NCSC
  • Testing is key to IoT security, says researcher
  • Attackers have no need of zero-days, breach data shows
  • Command and control communications key to detecting threats