The Bold Type Cyber Attack – In conversation with Security Expert Brian Honan

Date(s) - 10/11/2021
8:00 pm

Cyber Skills have a special Science Week treat for fans of the popular Netflix series, The Bold Type!

Season 3 Episode 5 ‘Technical Difficulties’ sees Scarlet, the fictional magazine at the centre of the show, get hacked. This cyber-attack halts production of print and online. Not only that, but a leak could compromise Jane’s investigation and jeopardise a sources’ confidentiality. With Richard pushing to pay the ransom, Scarlet is in meltdown mode, it is only a matter of time until tensions boil over.

Join Cyber Skills EPE Manager, Aoife Long, in discussion with international Cyber Security expert Brian Honan as they do a deep dive into the storyline. Was this a realistic portrayal of a cyber attack? Why did the hackers demand the ransom in bitcoin? How do companies approach and deal with these attacks? Find out all these answers and more on the night.

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