Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks , Events , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

Austerity Bites Critical National Infrastructure Security

LogRhythm's Ross Brewer Talks GDPR, Cybercrime and Critical Defenses
Ross Brewer, Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA, LogRhythm

More must be done to address the U.K.'s critical national infrastructure, which includes everything from utilities, transportation and financial services to telecommunications, defense and healthcare.

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"It's partly austerity, and it's partly what's happening in the global economy, but we've really seen an underinvestment, specifically in the critical national infrastructure," says LogRhythm's Ross Brewer. "We've seen some massive outages in the healthcare industry, we've seen some massive outages in the airline industry, and I think this underinvestment has increased the risks."

In a video interview at the recent Infosecurity Europe conference in London, Brewer discusses:

  • The state of information in the UK's critical national infrastructure;
  • One year after WannaCry: Lessons learned but ongoing challenges with seeing the big picture;
  • The effect of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, especially on the healthcare sector;
  • Case study: Steps an NHS trust has taken to better protect its critical patient data.

Brewer directs LogRhythm's EMEA business operations including sales, channel development, and administration. Previously, he was vice president and managing director of EMEA for LogLogic, held senior management and sales positions in Europe for systems and security management vendor NetIQ and security vendor PentaSafe - acquired by NetIQ - and launched Symantec's operations in New Zealand.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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