TalkTalk Hack: Second Teen Arrested in London

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Police have made a second arrest, a 16-year-old boy from west London, in connection with the TalkTalk hacking. Richard Beck, head of cyber security at QA have the following comments on it.

Richard Beck, Head of Cyber Security at QA :

“With the latest arrest in relation to the TalkTalk breach, it’s unnerving to see the ages of those involved, but perhaps not surprising. With hacking tools and tutorials available freely online, anyone with enough time and inclination can teach themselves how to breach even the largest of companies. Businesses are in an era where a cyber attack is likely to occur. Having a solid plan of action in place (which all the key stakeholders are signed up to) and ensuring IT teams are as up-to-date as possible with the latest threats will help businesses protect against the unknown.”

Richard Beck, Head of Cyber Security at QA
QARichard Beck is Head of Cyber Security at QA, responsible for the entire Cyber Security portfolio. He works with customers to build effective and successful security training solutions tailored for business needs. Richard has over 10 years’ experience in senior Information Security roles. Prior to QA, Richard was Head of Information Security for four years at Arqiva, who underpin 20% of the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure. Richard also held Security and Technical Management posts at CPP, GEC, Pearson and the Royal Air Force. Richard sits on the IBM European Board of Security Advisors and previously chaired the Communication Industry Personnel Security Information Exchange (CPNI).

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