Tackling the Threat of Cybersecurity: Dr Simon Moores
Computing, Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity students and staff were delighted to welcome the return of Dr Simon Moores as a guest speaker on Tuesday 28th November 2017.
About Dr Simon Moores
Dr Simon Moores
Simon is a security and technology futurist, a disruptive technologist, a security/risk consultant, social media expert, international conference keynote speaker and chair of the annual international eCrime Congress. Simon appears regularly on national/international television/radio as an analyst and technology expert while also making frequent contributions to leading national/international newspapers, magazines and journals.
Tackling the Threat of Cybersecurity
Left to right: Eur Ing Gerald Stock and Dr Simon MooresAbout Dr Simon Moores
Simon gave an inspirational and well received presentation on IT security emphasising the shortage of computing security specialists and the employment opportunities this afforded to recent graduates.
Simon emphasised the scale and growth, in terms of both volume and range, of IT security breaches along with the associated increased risk and impact. Simon went on to discuss the recent shift in organisational emphasis away from the, near impossible, task of preventing IT security breaches to that of mitigating their effects and how the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning could help to quickly identify threats/breaches.