Breach Notification , Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , COVID-19

When Offices Reopen, Will Security Incidents Be Discovered?

Cybercrime Expert Andrew Gould on the Need to Report Newly Found Breaches
Andrew Gould, national cybercrime program lead for the U.K'.s National Police Chiefs' Council

When organizations eventually allow employees to return to their offices after the COVID-19 crisis subsides, they may discover "more network intrusions, data exfiltration and data breaches," says Andrew Gould, national cybercrime program lead for the U.K'.s National Police Chiefs' Council.

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He implores businesses to report incidents to law enforcement authorities and support prosecutions. "There is a much more sophisticated level of cybercrime based in the U.K. now ... which we can only tackle if we know it's there," he says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Gould discusses:

  • The cyberattacks currently targeting the U.K.;
  • The undiscovered incidents organizations may identify when offices reopen;
  • How companies can help investigators respond to cybercrime.

Gould, temporary detective chief superintendent, is the national cybercrime program lead for the U.K'.s National Police Chiefs' Council, a coordination body for law enforcement. He's responsible for developing the police response to cybercrime at the national, regional and local level. Previously, he was deputy head of FALCON, or Fraud & Linked Crime Online, the London Metropolitan Police's response to cybercrime and fraud.


About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.




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