How can we protect ourselves from increasing Cybercrime? with Tom Tahany from Blackstone Consultancy

Summary: Do you think before you click? What are the most common cyber scams affecting individuals and companies today? Where do they come from and how can we identify them?

UK Finance reports that £1.3 billion was lost due to online fraud and cyberattacks in 2021, highlighting that we should all aim to be more vigilant than ever when receiving texts and emails requesting personal information, or before clicking on any unfamiliar links. In this episode, we discuss the rising prominence of digital scams, and how we can better protect ourselves against such threats by learning to identify them.

Quote: “These scams affect people across society, extorting corporates, targeting small start-ups, families, individuals – literally everyone across society is potentially a target and a victim of these crimes. Some are targeted directly at you. Others are more widely circulated in the knowledge that unfortunately, a percentage of people will bite, will click on the link or transfer the money.”


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Run time: 14.50

About the guest:

Tom TahanyOperations Manager at Blackstone Consultancy, a firm which provides security intelligence and investigative advice to clients across a range of topics, including cyber security.

About the host:

Sarah Willoughby, Art & Private Client Business Director at Ecclesiastical, leads the Art & Private Clients team and brings over 28 years’ experience in the high net worth sector. Sarah joined Ecclesiastical in 2016 after 16 years with Oak Underwriting where she was Deputy Managing Director and over the years has been involved in all aspects of the business bringing a wealth of high net worth expertise and knowledge.

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