Shipping containers, Russian criminals, American Spooks and Nuclear Weapons’: an intelligence-led case study of a cyber breach.

Thursday 26 April 2018, 1:00pm to 2:30pm


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Phil Warren, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer at the Bank of England talks about the NotPetya cyber breach, the impact of these attacks and what we can learn.

The NotPetya cyber breach destroyed thousands of servers, PCs and applications and cost businesses hundreds of millions of pounds. The impact of these attacks can be deconstructed and traced through a murky world of criminality and hostile state-sponsored activities. However, what can we learn from this episode?

  • Why there will be more of this activity to come
  • How attackers lost control
  • The challenge of attributing cyber-attacks and what we 'don't know'
  • What can we do about it?


Phil Warren is the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer at the Bank of England. Phil deputies for and runs many of the operations on behalf of the CISO against the broad portfolio of the Bank’s cyber mission: intelligence,investigations, policy, governance, risk, compliance, education and innovation. Phil is currently involved in a number of specific pieces of work aimed at developing cyber maturity in the Bank and sector: including the Bank’s internal enterprise-wide mitigation strategy, the renewal of RTGS and Project STRIDER, which aims to increase collaboration across the sector for cyber incident response. Phil is also part of the Bank’s privacy work – supporting the implementation of changes to meet GDPR compliance in May 2018. Prior to joining the Bank in 2014, Phil spent 10 years in government supporting national security requirements including cyber defence.

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