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Hackers vs Publishers: 5 key considerations to get ahead of evolving cybercrimes


Every day, 1.7 million ransomware attacks occur. More than 90% of data breaches are as a result of human error. Cybercrime costs are increasing 15% annually. But what can publishers do to protect themselves from the threat of an attack?

Hackers always stay one step ahead, and as a technologically centric industry, the media sector is at great risk.

You might think ‘but I’ve got backups, I’m covered’… while it’s true that investing in a strong back up system is important, it’s only one side of the coin. Cybercriminals are becoming increasingly more innovative and it’s our job to ensure our business is prepared for when an attack occurs, not if.

Now more than ever, publishers should be investing in security technologies, looking at how their backups are stored, and educating their teams in cybersecurity so that they can become the first, last, and best line of defence against cybercriminals.

In this webinar, we will be exploring the different ways cybercriminals are infiltrating companies, and share the 5 key considerations you need to take into account in order to get ahead of evolving cybercrime.

What you can expect to learn:

  • We are safe, we have backups! Are you adequately protected against ransomware?
  • Opening the door to hackers. Are your staff giving criminals a helping hand?
  • Do you have a plan for when you get hacked? That's right...when.
  • We would never pay a ransom! Persuasive tactics hackers use to try and get publishers to pay up!
  • Who are you connected to? Keeping your customer’s data safe when integrated into third-party systems.

Who should attend the webinar: C-Suite, Leadership, Directors/Department heads, IT Directors, IT Managers

This webinar was broadcast on 2.30-3pm (GMT), Tuesday 21 March 2023

Panellists: Mark McCartney and Dan Arnott

Mark McCartney (pictured left) is Lineup’s director of client success. His role is to drive customer satisfaction and product adoption and ensure its customers have all the necessary resources to drive efficiency. Mark has been with Lineup for three years and has spent the previous 26 years working within commercial operation roles at DMG Media and TI Media (aka IPC, Time Inc and Future Plc).

Dan Arnott (pictured right) is an experienced chief technology officer, senior IT leader and managed services specialist with over eighteen years of professional cross-industry experience, who is currently working as global technical delivery director for Lineup Systems.

During his time in this sphere, Dan has been successful in executing IT and technology strategies within fast-paced corporate ecosystems, empowering organisations to uplift revenues by utilising cutting-edge IT capabilities and infrastructure, enhancing IT-managed services offerings and providing leadership to cross-functional departments.

Moderator: James Evelegh

James Evelegh has worked in magazine publishing since 1989, and has been the editor and publisher of InPublishing since it launched in 2003. He began his career with Trinity Publishing (now DMG) and was then group circulation manager at Centaur Communications from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 2003, he worked as a circulation consultant to a wide range of companies including Guardian Media Group, FT Business, Euromoney, WH Smith News and Wilmington.

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