Stuart Peck

From a background of threat intelligence, social engineering and incident response, Stuart Peck heads up Cyber Security Strategy for ZeroDayLab. Stuart regularly delivers threat briefings to Fortune 100/FTSE 100 executives and directors throughout the world.

Stuart is passionate about educating organisations on the latest threat actor techniques and how to combat them, including raising the cost of the attack through pragmatic risk based defence and response strategies. In addition, he has won awards for his education and training programs delivered to organisations throughout the world.

Stuart’s key areas of expertise include: the dark and deep web, social engineering, incident response management, threat hunting, Malware/Ransomware, OSINT, and cyber-crime. He has also led investigations in many major security incidents, including global ransomware outbreaks, organised crime, extortion and data theft.

He is a regular contributor to many leading news sites including Security Affairs, The State of Security, ZDnet, Bleeping Computer, The Daily Mail, and is published in many leading Journals including the ISSA.

Talk Overview:

Developers are a lucrative target for attackers, especially those with public profiles, active on social media, and working on either high profile application and open source projects. The recent attack against an NPM package with malicious code that targeted a popular Bitcoin wallet was subject to a social engineering attack, where the attacker was able to trick the maintainer to hand over ownership, is one of the many examples this is an ever increasing vector. This talk looks to explore how exposed some developers are and the impacts this can have either through the supply chain and/or directly to organisations. This talk will also demonstrate a variety of sophisticated Social Engineering techniques (Call recordings, demonstrations etc) and provide the audience with some tactics to reduce the likelihood of being targeted, and strategies to protect developers from falling a victim to attacks that exploit human behaviour.

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