Cybercrime makes headlines every day, and for a good reason: it’s no longer just something that happens to other people. Most of us either know someone who’s been hit by cybercrime – credit card fraud, perhaps, or ransomware, or having their email account hacked – or have been victims ourselves.

Sadly, it’s unlikely that cybercrime will slow down in the near future – the crooks are making far too much money to stop.

The rise of what’s called “Crimeware-as-a-Service” – a underground style of cloud computing where non-techie crooks let someone else run the IT side of their cyberattacks in return for a cut of the profits – has made cybercrime easy. Wannabe cybercrooks can now get started in the crimeware scene as easily as the rest of us can get online with a turnkey website, or run our own blog.

Paul Ducklin, Senior Technologist at Sophos, will be in Dublin on Wednesday 27 September 2017,  Paul is a passionate security technologist who not only knows the history of cybercrime but is also hands-on with the newest and most critical cyberattacks seen in SophosLabs.

Paul will also discuss about..

 

–         How Crimeware-as-a-Service and Ransomware-as-a-Service “packages” work.

–         How the Internet of Things (IoT) is opening up doors for cybercriminals to exploit your connected devices. Paul can demo live how crooks can automatically seek, find and exploit IoT devices and connected to your network – even if those devices are supposed to improve security.

–         How data-stealing and remote access malware works, and why it can be hard to spot, including Mac Malware samples that connects your computer up to the Dark Web and lets the crooks use it remotely for anything they like.

Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO in the transport industry, mobile tech fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia/Microsoft VIP, HTC Specialist, Multiple forum supporter with worldwide top rankings, I also work in the background in the mobile technology sector, weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show and Cavan TV.Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger.Part time actor and security professional and brutally honest when it comes to opinions.

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