In “Caution, Cyber” (Ynetnews, 2 Dec. 2016), Gad Goldstein discusses the dark web, cyber extortion events, and the difficulties they pose to the companies threatened by them. Gad notes that during the course of a blackmail response, digital blackmailers may attack multiple times. “The perpetrators are not afraid; they know how to cover their tracks immediately after the transfer of money,” he explains. Ynet is Israel’s largest and most popular news and content website and a comprehensive, authoritative daily source for breaking news and current events.
The article is based on the keynote address Gad delivered at the London Cyber Conference organized by American International Group (AIG) on 24 November 2016. The seminar also featured Mark Camillo, head of cyber and professional indemnity, EMEA, at AIG Europe Limited. Other topics discussed at the seminar were current methods used to detect, combat, and deter cyber threats as well as the necessity of a forward-thinking cyber defense approach to help businesses proactively manage and mitigate risk.
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