Webinar: Social Media Platforms and the Cybercrime Economy
Join us for a special Q&A webinar with Dr. Michael McGuire, a researcher who specializes in criminality from the University of Surrey, share the key findings of the next chapter in his landmark “Web of Profit” study. The new report, “Social Media Platforms and the Cybercrime Economy”, explores the role of social media in facilitating cybercrime and other criminal activity, including money laundering, extortion, and drug sales.
This report is a result of a 6-months-long academic study that looks deep into the systems that support cybercrime, and specifically zeroes in on the role that social media platforms play in promoting the spread of malware and enabling other criminal operations.
Dr. McGuire found that cybercriminals earn over $3bn per year from social media-enabled activities, and that so far, individuals, organizations, social media companies, and law enforcement agencies have no clear strategies for stopping them or protecting their own private information, data, and assets from being targeted.
Join us on Wednesday, March 20 at 15:00 GMT | 11am EDT | 8am PDT to chat with Dr. McGuire as he discusses the key findings of this groundbreaking research.
Register Now: Download the report and you’ll automatically be enrolled in the webinar