COVID-19 , Critical Infrastructure Security , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

Building a Stronger Security Infrastructure

Insights on Protecting Customer Data During the Pandemic
Peter Yapp, partner, Schillings

As organizations collect more consumer data during the COVID-19 pandemic, how can they protect it? Peter Yapp, former deputy director at the UK’s National Cyber Security Center, provides insights.

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One key step, he stresses, is using network segmentation as part of a stronger security infrastructure. “Once an attacker has gotten into a network, the flatter the network, the easier it is to traverse around the world,” he says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Yapp discusses:

  • The additional security challenges emerging during the COVID-19 crisis;
  • How businesses can best protect their customers’ data and their systems;
  • Why cutting corners is incompatible with building a strong security infrastructure.

Yapp is a partner at UK-based law firm Schillings, where he leads a cyber defense group. Formerly deputy director at the UK’s National Cyber Security Center, he specializes in providing cybersecurity incident advice to a broad range of organizations.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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