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5 Must-Watch Ted Talks on Cyber Security

IT Company Ted Talks Cyber Secuirty Consultants.pngEven the most sceptical people can now see that cyber security is something we all need to take seriously. Whether it is as consumers, retailers, employees or management, it is in our interest to ensure that we are as equipped as possible to prevent cyber intrusions. In this new age of cyber warfare, no one is safe. It doesn’t matter how big or small your business is, how old you are or where you live.

As such, we need to be informed. Knowing more may be the difference between having your bank account cleaned out, or your company’s data held for ransom.  BTA’s IT security consultants have compiled their favourite cyber security Ted Talks to help you understand more about the nebulous world of hackers, cybercrime and how to stay safe.


  1. Governments don't understand cyber warfare. We need hackers

In this Ted Talk, Rodrigo Bijou discusses mass surveillance, the digital landscape and its link to the recruitment and radicalisation of terrorists. He explains the roots of cyber terrorism on a macro-level in this under 10-minute talk. Rodrigo is an information security researcher specialising in intelligence, data science and information security.

Watch Governments don't understand cyber warfare. We need hackers here.


  1. Hackers: the Internet's immune system

You can’t help but like Keren Elazari. She is a GigaOM analyst and cyber security expert who supports and actively pushes the movement of hackers being seen as forces for good, rather than an enemy of the state.

In this talk Keren explores the world of hackers, arguing that hackers should be embraced and used to spot vulnerabilities and fix them rather than exploit them.

Watch Hackers: the internet's immune system here.


  1. Where is cybercrime really coming from?

In this talk, IBM security VP Caleb Barlow examines the failing of current strategies for protecting data from cybercrime. He explains why sharing information across industries is vital to tackling the problem.

Watch Where is Cybercrime Really Coming From here.


  1. Fighting viruses, defending the net

F-Secure security analyst Mikko Hypponen talks about the rise of the computer virus, from its relatively benign beginnings as annoying and disruptive code to the severe risk malware now poses to the Internet itself. In this entertaining talk, Hypponen traces the creators of the first known PC virus – Brain.A – and tracks down them down.

Watch Fighting viruses, defending the net here.


  1. Everyday cybercrime – and what you can do about it

How do you pick up a malicious online virus, the kind of malware that copies your data and hacks your bank account?  Often it is through simple things you do each day. James Lyne reminds us that ever-more-sophisticated cybercriminals are watching us and will exploit our trusting human nature.

Watch Everyday cybercrime – and what you can do about it.


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