Cybersecurity Conference Shines a Light on Cryptojacking

Article date: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 17:16 GMT


The UK’s most influential cybersecurity event returns next week, tackling the internet’s most urgent threats and helping businesses protect themselves from hackers.

From cryptojacking and ransomware to the advantages of ethical hacking and the future of AI, Unlocked takes attendees inside the mind of a hacker and offers businesses practical advice on staying safe online.

As cryptocurrency has spiked in value, cryptojacking – the unauthorised use of someone else’s computing resources to mine cryptocurrency – has become ever more attractive as an option for attackers. Unlocked is set to help businesses avoid falling victim to the growing issue.  

Unlocked Manchester takes place on 3rd July at UKFast’s newly opened 500-seater event space at its Manchester campus and features some of the industry’s leading names. Tickets cost £75.

Award-winning security blogger and computer security analyst Graham Cluley and Paul Harris, MD of cybersecurity firm Secarma are on the bill alongside fraud prevention expert Ed Whittingham and managing director of UKFast Enterprise Jonathan Bowers.

Lawrence Jones, CEO of event hosts UKFast, said: “Understanding online security isn’t just important for tech companies. It’s a crucial part of any business nowadays. The world of cybersecurity is changing constantly and understanding the risks your business runs is the first step to dealing with them.

“We constantly see hackers taking advantage of developments in technology and cryptocurrency is no exception. If there’s money to be made, you can rest assured the cybercriminals will be there.

“There is a huge appetite from businesses to learn more about cybersecurity and it’s a need that’s not really being catered for in the region at the moment. We’re addressing that need with Unlocked Manchester.”

The event launches as demand for cybersecurity services skyrockets in response to growing cyber-threats and increasing awareness from UK businesses. Following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) organisations face new responsibilities to secure the data they hold.

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