The Cyber Security Implications of Social Media


January 26


03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

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University of Surrey

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This is the fourth event in a series of webinars from SCCS focusing on topics that will shape cyber security in years to come.

Join us on Wednesday January 26th 2022 for a joint online webinar between the University of Surrey’s Centre for Cyber Security and the SASIG group, the UK’s premier cyber security network.

The way humans interact has been transformed over the last 20 years by social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, WeChat and others. In this event, we explore the cyber security implications of the far-reaching change brought about by social media. What do online social media platforms really know about you? What are the personal privacy and security implications of using social media? Is social media part of the critical national infrastructure? What is your digital footprint and how much control do you have over it? How can your presence on social media be utilised by cyber attackers? What are the security implications of the move to introduce one or more metaverse as the next evolution in social media?

An interactive Q&A session will follow the presentations. The event is free to attend for friends of Surrey and SASIG members.

Details on how to join the webinar on the day, along with further information will be provided to registered attendees nearer the time.

About the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS)

The University of Surrey has been recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) as one of a small number of universities to achieve the status of both an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR) and an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (ACE-CSE).

SCCS is a key element of the University’s digital activities, collaborating on AI research within the Computer Science Department and the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), and also with the 5G Innovation Centre – the UK’s largest academic research centre dedicated to developing next generation mobile and wireless communications. More widely, SCCS consolidates research activities in cyber security across the University, bringing together expertise within the Department of Computer Science and actively collaborating with the University’s departments of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Sociology, Psychology, Law, Politics and Business to create a rich set of perspectives on cyber security.

SCCS provides education via its GCHQ-certified Information Security MSc and supervised PhD research degrees. Situated on the Surrey University campus in Guildford, the group is within easy reach of organisations in London and the South East.


The Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG) is a subscription-free networking forum; membership now represents organisations of all sizes from across the world and from all sectors, public and private. Its 5,000+ membership is drawn from CIOs, CSOs and CISOs and their staff with responsibility for cybersecurity within their organisations. Professionals from other disciplines (risk, HR, legal, supply, etc.) and representatives from government, law enforcement and academia are also being increasingly welcomed at our events.

SASIG was founded by Martin Smith MBE in 2004 to promote the softer issues of cybersecurity. It has evolved and grown over the years into a highly respected sales-free debating and learning environment for cybersecurity professionals from around the world. Many regard it as a CIO/CISO safe-zone; suppliers, consultancies, vendors and the Press are routinely excluded.

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