James’s talk centres on modern cyber-crime and its growth in recent years. From the increasing numbers of products and services online that make hacking easier to the impressive exploits that deploy malicious code onto systems silently, it is a space of constant innovation. Society today holds many stereotypes of what a scam looks like. James will uncover just how far from reality these commonly held views are and how vulnerable this may make you.
James Lyne is global head of security research at the security firm Sophos. A self-professed ‘massive geek’, his technical expertise spans a variety of the security domains. He is a certified instructor at the SANS institute and often a headline presenter at industry conferences. Believing that one of the biggest problems of security is making it accessible, James takes every opportunity to educate the public on security threats. James has given multiple TED talks, even speaking at the flagship TED event. He has also appeared on a long list of national TV programs to educate the public including CNN, NBC, BBC News and Bill Maher.
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