Peter Kirstein Lecture Series 2022 presents: The Age of the Cybercrime Unicorn with Mikko Hyppönen
29 April 2022, 2:00 pm–6:00 pm
UCL Computer Science is pleased to announce the third edition of the Peter Kirstein Lecture Series. This year, we invite Mikko Hyppönen, global cybersecurity practitioner, to offer his insights into 'The Age of the Cybercrime Unicorn'. This will be followed by a panel discussion with special guests, to be announced!
This event is free.
Computer Science Communications and Events
Lecture Theatre 1212: Cruciform BuildingGower StreetLondonWC1E 6BTUnited Kingdom
The Age of the Cybercrime Unicorn
We've lived our lives in the middle of a revolution: the internet revolution. Technology around us is changing faster than ever. We've already become dependent on our digital devices, and this is just the beginning. As connected devices open new opportunities for imagination, they also open new opportunities for online criminals. Organized cybercrime gangs are bigger than ever. The wealth being controlled by the biggest groups is staggering, enabling them to invest more in their attacks. What do cybercrime unicorns look like? How do they work? Where do they get their money from? Where do they invest it? How do cybercriminals get caught? And what's going to happen next?
Mikko Hyppönen will offer his insights into these questions based on his diverse career working as a global cybersecurity practitioner.
Please join us for this special event in the UCL Computer Science calendar!
14.00 - 16.15: Lecture and Q&A followed by a panel discussion with special guests.
16.30 onwards: Reception event at UCL
This is a hybrid event. It takes place at UCL and will also be livestreamed.
Date: Friday 29th April 2022:
Location: Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, Gower St. WC1E 6BT
Livestream link is shared in registration confirmation
What is a Cybercrime Unicorn?
About the Speakers
Gloria Laycock BSc, PhD, FRSA, OBE
She has carried out research and development in prisons, policing and crime prevention and has acted as a consultant and trainer on policing matters around the world. She was Director of research supporting the What Works Centre for Crime Reduction from 2013-2016. She was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2008 for services to crime policy.