Cybersecurity in the time of COVID-19

Cybersecurity in the time of COVID-19

Phil Jackman, Guerilla Working; Philip Anderson, Northumbria University; Martin Wilson, Durham Police; Nicola Japp, Accenture and Annabel Berry, SapphireCyber

There are so many horror stories going around about the rise of cybercrime during the pandemic. Yes, things are changing rapidly and lots of people are working in new ways but are these stories true?  This panel discussion focuses on myth vs reality, what people are really finding rather than what they are hearing.


Philip Anderson - Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, with over 19 years of extensive teaching experience in higher education and over 14 years of subject expertise in developing and delivering digital and computer forensic modules. Philip has a proactive and leading role in developing commercial digital and computer forensics activities within the digital forensic teaching laboratory at Northumbria University.


Martin Wilson - Head of Cyber and Innovation at North East Business Resilience Centre, currently helping to build the North East Business Resilience Centre, which will deliver cyber protection advice and services to small medium enterprises in the North East region. The centre brings together law enforcement, academia and business, to deliver this unique service. I am also studying for an MSc in Cyber Security


Nicola Japp - Security Specialist at Accenture, her passion for computer security and investigation is an invaluable resource in growing the company’s  business within the region and she provides the day to day link between CyberNorth and Accenture.


Annabel Berry - Appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Sapphire in 2015, with a career spanning over 21 years in the cyber security industry, Annabel has been recognised by CRN as one of the most influential women in the UK IT channel and included in their A-List of movers and shakers for the last two years.

Thu 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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