School of Computing and Engineering

Cyber Security 101: Thinking Like A Criminal

Date: Thursday, 16 February 2017
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Venue: University of West London, Ealing site, BY 01 022 (getting here)

For 30 years we have been fighting an ongoing cyber security battle, but now criminals have the perfect storm of automation, cloud computing and ‘crime as a service’ offerings. In order to start winning this battle, we need to think like a criminal when we are developing software. By understanding how cyber criminals make money, we can steadily improve our security and preempt future attack vectors.

About the speaker

Nick Ioannou is an IT professional, blogger, author and public speaker with over 20 years’ corporate experience. He started blogging in 2012 on free software and IT tips ( and his first book 'Internet Security Fundamentals' is a crash course in modern day cyber protection aimed at general users, offering an easy to understand guide of the most commonly faced security threats and criminal scams people are likely to face.