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May 2018
6:00 UTC
An Introduction to Cybersecurity & Its Main Threats
An Introduction to Cybersecurity & Its Main Threats

On Friday, May 25th, our panelists answered your questions on cybersecurity & its main threats. Listen in here!

Our May webinar covered everything there is to know about cybersecurity & its main threats.

Cybersecurity can be defined as technologies, processes & controls that are designed to protect systems, networks & data from cyber attacks.

Implementing an effective cybersecurity system lessens the risk of falling prey to cyber attacks & protects organisations and individuals from the unauthorised exploitation of systems, networks & technologies.

Our event took place on Friday, May 25th at 10:00 am BST.

Questions answered included:

  • What are cyber-threats?
  • Who are the main threat actors & what do they do?
  • How can an organization mitigate the risk of hacking?
  • How can an organization structure itself to maintain a proper cybersecurity program?
  • Should hacking be forbidden in the absolute sense?
  • And plenty more!

Questions on Cybersecurity

If you have any follow-up questions you'd like to pose to our panel of experts, please make sure to submit them in the pertinent forum discussion.



Dr. Nicholas Ryder

Dr. Nicholas Ryder,

Professor in Financial Crime,

UWE Bristol, UK

Nicholas is a Professor in Financial Crime who has authored four monographs The Financial War on Terror (2015), The Financial Crisis and White Collar Crime (2014), Money laundering an endless cycle (2012), and Financial Crime in the 21st Century (2011). Nicholas has also published two edited collections The Financial Crisis and White Collar Crime - Legislative and Policy Responses (2017) and Fighting Financial Crime in the Global Economic Crisis: Policy, Trends and Sanctions (2014). He has also authored three textbooks The Law Relating to Financial Crime in the United Kingdom (2013 and 2016) and Commercial Law: Principles and Policy (2012).

Nicholas is the series founder and editor for Routledge's The Law Relating to Financial Crime and is a member of several editorial boards and contributing editor for Goode: Consumer Credit Law and Practice. Nicholas is the Co-I for the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats, the initial funding is for three years, with £4.35m from the UK security and intelligence agencies and a further £2.2m invested by the founding institutions. Nicholas has been asked to consult on several financial crime matters for the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Insight, RBS Radio and ITN News.

Ruslan Yusufov

Ruslan Yusufov,

Director of Special Projects,

Group IB,


Ruslan provides effective cybersecurity solutions for wealth possessors, entrepreneurial families and family offices at Group-IB, one of the global leaders in preventing and investigating high-tech crimes and online fraud. Ruslan is also leading the team responsible for cybersecurity for blockchain industry and ICO projects.

During the recent years, Ruslan studied the state of private wealth in Russia and the CIS and world best practices at SKOLKOVO Wealth Transformation Centre. Ruslan has strong legal background cultivated in one of the world's leading professional services organizations enhanced by effective hands experience in strategic business planning and analysis.

Since 2003, Group-IB has been active in the field of computer forensics, consulting and audit of information security systems, providing protection of the largest Russian and foreign companies from financial and reputation losses.

Group-IB is recognized by Gartner as a threat intelligence vendor with strong cyber security focus and the ability to provide leading insight to the Eastern Europe region and recommended by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

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