'SecureIT: Emails' - Email Compromise - 'A Phishy Business'

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Business Email Compromise (BEC) is spreading fast and wide - it's proving to be the most financially impactful cybercrime.

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Sarah Armstrong-Smith FBCS, Chief Security Advisor at Microsoft


18.30 Start of event with Introduction by Dalim Basu

20:00-20.20 Estimated Finish


· In 2020, the FBI identified phishing as the top crime for consumer complaints, more than doubling the previous year.

· Online organized crime networks are becoming more involved in Business Email Compromise (BEC) which has proven to be the most financially impactful cybercrime.

· Whether their goal is to harvest credentials, redirect a bank transfer, or download malware, attackers are most likely to utilize email as their initial entry vector for a campaign.

· In this session, we will explore how attackers are evolving their use of malicious email techniques, and how organisations can protect themselves from attack.


Sarah Armstrong-Smith, FBCS

Chief Security Advisor at Microsoft

As Chief Security Advisor, Sarah works with Microsoft’s strategic customers across Europe to help them evolve their security strategy to support digital transformation and cloud adoption.

She is also passionate about working with SMEs, serving as Non-Exec Director and Board Advisor to help their tech journeys.

She’s been voted one of the ‘most influential women in UK tech’, and one of the ‘most influential and inspiring women in cybersecurity’.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

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Organised by BCS North London Branch in association with BCS London Central Branch.

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