March 12 2019 marked the 30 year anniversary of the World Wide Web and it was around this time that I met with former senior British Intelligence Officer and Head of Cyber Security at ITC, Malcolm Taylor.
The serendipity of the occasion provided an opportune moment to ask Malcolm how he thinks the web has evolved since its inception and whether it’s, ultimately, been a force for good or bad…We also discussed the nature of privacy and trust and how they’ve changed during that time and are changing still.
As a starting point, however, I began asking Malcolm about “spear phishing” – and how criminals specifically target their victims through carefully designed emails. This is in contrast to traditional phishing attacks usually conducted by sending malicious emails to as many people as possible.
Presenter: Anna Delaney
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