When Offices Reopen, Will Security Incidents Be Discovered?Cybercrime Expert Andrew Gould on the Need to Report Newly Found Breaches
When organizations eventually allow employees to return to their offices after the COVID-19 crisis subsides, they may discover “more network intrusions, data exfiltration and data breaches,” says Andrew Gould, national cybercrime program lead for the U.K’.s National Police Chiefs’ Council.
He implores businesses to report incidents to law enforcement authorities and support prosecutions. “There is a much more sophisticated level of cybercrime based in the U.K. now … which we can only tackle if we know it’s there,” he says.
In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Gould discusses:
- The cyberattacks currently targeting the U.K.;
- The undiscovered incidents organizations may identify when offices reopen;
- How companies can help investigators respond to cybercrime.
Gould, temporary detective chief superintendent, is the national cybercrime program lead for the U.K’.s National Police Chiefs’ Council, a coordination body for law enforcement. He’s responsible for developing the police response to cybercrime at the national, regional and local level. Previously, he was deputy head of FALCON, or Fraud & Linked Crime Online, the London Metropolitan Police’s response to cybercrime and fraud.