The COVID-19 pandemic has created a perfect storm for cyberattacks. Millions of people are working from home, are distance learning and are engaging friends, family, clients and colleagues over unfamiliar and often unsecure platforms. Everyone is eager for information about the virus that has radically changed our lives.
Criminals and spies have exploited the chaos surrounding the pandemic to steal our data, hijack our meetings, compromise our accounts, steal our finances and commit unprecedented levels of fraud. As the world has moved fully online, spies have sharpened their daggers and are feasting on the chaos.
Join or special guest speaker, Eric O’Neill, former FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative, author of the book Gray Day and the subject of Universal Studios’ feature film, Breach.
Eric will discuss:
- The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) just revealed that cyberattack reports have quadrupled during the pandemic and that foreign spies are targeting COVID-19 research and the healthcare sector.
- The US Department of Homeland Security and United Kingdom National Cyber Security Centre recently warned that cyber criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to broadly target small, medium and large businesses and individuals.
- A 400% increase in the number of cybersecurity attacks in 2020 has compromised thousands of businesses and government agencies.
- In May, a cybercriminal group posted more than 73 million user records from ten different companies on the dark web for auction.
Virtual Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, Former FBI, Inspired the Film Breach
Eric O’Neill is a top cybersecurity virtual keynote speaker, former FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative, bestselling author of Gray Day, and the inspiration for the film Breach. Eric is also the founder of The Georgetown Group, a premier investigative and security services firm, and a National Security Strategist for Carbon Black, the leader in next-generation endpoint security.