Originally broadcast on: Thursday 29th April 2021, 10:00 (BST)

2021 cyber-crime trends: ransomware, BEC and social engineering

In this episode of teissTalk we discussed:

  • Ransomware on third-party providers – the potential for significant damage in the supply chain
  • Social engineering remaining as an effective threat vector enabling other types of cybercrime
  • Cybercrime-as-a-Service: The increased professionalisation of the cyber-crime landscape

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Geoff White

Investigative journalist Geoff White has covered technology for BBC News, Channel 4 News, Audible, Forbes online and many others.

An experienced public speaker, he has given keynote talks at some of the UK’s largest tech events, in addition to hosting conferences and chairing panels at venues ranging from London’s Chatham House think-tank to the Latitude music festival.


Philipp Amann

Head of Strategy
Europol – EC3

Philipp Amann is the Head of Strategy at the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). EC3 Strategy is responsible for assessing and acting on relevant trends and threats related to cybercrime and cyber-security. Other key areas of responsibility include driving innovation, managing EC3’s industry advisory groups, prevention & awareness and internet governance. He has worked in various fields, including the financial sector, global disarmament, international law and on issues related to safety and security in cyberspace, topics he deeply cares about. Philipp is also a member of ENISA’s Permanent Stakeholder Group. He held positions with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the International Criminal Court, OSCE and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. His professional experience is complemented by a PhD degree and a Master’s degree in business informatics from the University of Vienna. He also holds an MSc in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation from UCD.

Milos Pesic

Global Head of Information & Cyber Security

A multi-lingual Global Head of Information & Cyber Security professional with a proven track record in coordinating, managing and delivering IT security projects through the full lifecycle.

Demonstrates excellent time management and prioritisation to manage project workstreams, anticipate problems and implement action plans in highly regulated ISO environments. Confident communicating at all levels, including liaison at stakeholder management level and building relationships with external service providers. Remarkably composed and professional with the ability to remain calm under pressure, manage multiple priorities and support all phases of Information Security Plans and Policies.

Recognised as an influential leader with an exceptional logical and inquisitive approach to problem-solving, through risk management, investigation and practical application, utilising a cross-functional skillset.

An executive leader who aims to utilise over a decade of global experience and strategic planning to drive efficiency and profit for a forward-thinking business.

Education/qualification: Information Security B.A. and Masters for Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London, with thesis Protecting Users from Ransomware.

Mariana Pereira

Director of Email Security

Mariana is the Director of Email Security Products at Darktrace, with a primary focus on the capabilities of AI cyber defenses against email-borne attacks. Mariana works closely with the development, analyst, and marketing teams to advise technical and non-technical audiences on how best to augment cyber resilience within the email domain, and how to implement AI technology as a means of defense. She speaks regularly at international events, with a specialism in presenting on sophisticated, AI-powered email attacks. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, and speaks several languages including French, Italian, and Portuguese.

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