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Tech chats: EY’s Ryan Rubin on crypto, cyber crime and security

We spoke to EY’s Ryan Rubin, a cybercrime, fraud investigations and information security partner, about the rising cybersecurity threat, the way in which organisations can protect themselves, where they go wrong, emerging trends and the state of the UK’s crypto industry. 

As part of his job, Rubin is responsible for helping businesses, specifically those within the TMT sector, deal with cyber risks.

“Often that entails carrying out investigations when things go wrong, but also advising organisations about what they should to stay out of trouble,” he told UKTN.

In this interview, Rubin shared his top cybersecurity advice and detailed the potential impact of a breach for a scaling business.

He also touched on the ongoing misconception about people using cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology because they are perceived as secure.

“Unfortunately, there are still a number of significant attacks that have taken a place.

“A lot of the entrepreneurs in the crypto space are incredibly talented within crypto but they don’t necessarily get some of the basics right when it comes to protecting their own computers or identities,” he added.

For this and more, watch this month’s Hot Topics Interview and stay tuned  for our upcoming interview with EY’s Olivier Wolf about tech trends and M&A activity in the sector.