Cybersecurity Sessions S02E04: National Risk Register, Encrypted Messaging, Residential Proxies

Cybersecurity Sessions S02E04: National Risk Register, Encrypted Messaging, Residential Proxies

Aug 15, 2023

This month we begin by examining the 2023 National Risk Register, a public version of the National Security Risk Assessment, which assesses the most serious risks to lives, health, society, critical infrastructure, economy and sovereignty. Cyber-attacks on infrastructure are listed as moderate impact – Our panel discusses how businesses can use the information within the report to prepare for attacks and keep our critical infrastructure as secure as possible.

Next, our Principal Security Researcher Cyril Noel-Tagoe sheds some light on the murky underworld of illicit Telegram networks, where criminals plot and discuss their attacks, or sell their ill-gotten gains. Netacea CTO Andy Lole weighs in on the Online Safety Bill and its opposition to encrypted messaging apps having no way of sharing messaged with law enforcement, before Engineering Manager Karol Horosin joins the debate to explain the technical obstacles businesses like Meta face when developing such apps.

Finally, Cyril defines our attack of the month, which is residential proxy networks. He and Karol discuss why residential proxies are becoming such popular tools for criminals, and the difficulties businesses face in blocking malicious traffic that utilizes residential proxy networks to hide behind otherwise trustworthy IP addresses.

Dani Middleton-Wren – Head of Media, Netacea
Dani is a cybersecurity writer and marketing specialist, who strives to decipher the mysteries behind complex cybersecurity subjects and deliver them to a wide audience. Since joining Netacea in 2019, Dani has used her experience in journalism and analyst relations to create compelling external communication strategies that effectively articulate the threat of automated attacks.

Cyril Noel-Tagoe – Principal Security Researcher, Netacea
Cyril Noel-Tagoe is an experienced information security professional and Principal Security Researcher at Netacea. He spends his time researching, speaking and writing about malicious bots and other cyber security topics.

Andy Lole – CTO, Netacea
An experienced tech and product leader, Andy’s held leadership roles in digital marketplaces across real estate, travel and classifieds marketplaces. He’s developed and operated B2B SaaS tools and services, and core commercial platforms. At Netacea he focuses on expanding product delivery capabilities and customer experience.

Karol Horosin – Engineering Manager, Netacea
As well as his role as Engineering Manager at Netacea, Karol is the founder of an AI sentiment analysis product He is a frequent conference speaker and writes online about programming, product development and startups on his personal blog.