Hackers are the New Mafia: Breakfast and Security Roundtable with DarkMarket author Misha Glenny
November 12, 2015
As security professionals, we live and breathe security risks at an enterprise level each and every day. At Herjavec Group, we recently had the chance to discuss the world of cybercrime with Misha Glenny, author of the international bestselling DarkMarket, a finalist for the Orwell Prize.
In DarkMarket, Misha Glenny aspired to reveal the true scale of this global threat, with a particular focus in the retail sector. Governments and businesses are losing billions of dollars each year, fighting an ever-changing, often invisible, and highly intelligent new breed of criminal: the hacker.
At this keynote breakfast event at Herjavec Group headquarters in Toronto, Misha recounted his experiences across over 200 hours of research & interviews with the key players in this game of cybercrime including criminals, international security experts, politicians and fraud victims. Following Misha’s presentation, we enjoyed a lively Q&A joined by Amer Matar, CTO of Moneris, a leader in Point of Sale payment processing, and Herjavec Group’s own Robert Steadman, VP of Security Consulting Services. Discussion centered around best practices for a healthy security posture, specifically in the retail sector, and the ongoing conversations that need to happen at the board level to stay secure in today’s clandestine culture of cybercrime.
About Misha Glenny
MISHA GLENNY is the international bestselling author of McMafia, a finalist for the FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book Award; DarkMarket, a finalist for the Orwell Prize; The Rebirth of History; The Fall of Yugoslavia, which won the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Book on Foreign Affairs; and The Balkans. He is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines such as the Guardian, the London Review of Books, the Globe and Mail, the New Statesman, the Washington Post, and the Financial Times. His latest book, Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio is available now. He lives in London, U.K.
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