Episode #4b (Bonus episode), Season 2 of Phishy Business: The impact of ransomware, an interview with Prof. Ciaran Martin by The Economist Impact
This Week We Speak To Ciaran Martin, The Former Founding CEO Of The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) And Current Professor Of Practice In The Management Of Public Organisations At The University Of Oxford.
We discuss how the NCSC got started, how they communicate cyber threats to the general public without infantilising them, the need for sectorial cyber security legislation and how the culture of silence around ransomware could be doing more harm than good. And last but certainly not least, Ciaran’s surprising snack choice.
In ‘Cybersecurity and crisps’ we discuss :
- How to balance top secret threat intelligence with communications about cyber security to the general public
- The need for legislation in cyber security and how it should be tailored to each business sector
- How deglamourizing and talking about cyberattacks and ransomware might help organisations better deal with those threats
- The borderless nature of cybercrime and how difficult it is for governments to catch cybercriminals
- How universities are unique organisations to protect against cyber crimes
- Why working for MI6 is nothing like the James Bond films
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