Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Ransomware

Toronto Sees 300% Increase in Ransomware Reports

Cybercrime Investigator Kenrick Bagnall on the Complexity of New Crimes
Kenrick Bagnall, detective constable, Toronto Police Service

Ransomware crime reports are up 300 percent in Toronto, but it’s not just the frequency of crimes that is a concern – it’s the complexity, says Kenrick Bagnall, detective constable with the Toronto Police Service.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Cybersecurity Summit in Toronto, Bagnall discusses:

  • Cybercrime trends;
  • Best practices for incident response;
  • How to work best with law enforcement.

Prior to joining the Toronto Police Service, Bagnall spent 20 years working in the IT industry, primarily within financial services. During that time, he spent more than 12 years working in Bermuda as a senior network analyst for the Bank of Butterfield, then became an IT manager for Flag Telecom. From there, Bagnall was named senior vice president of IT for Capital G Bank (Now Clarien Bank) before returning to Canada in 2005. He has been a member of the Toronto Police Service since April 2006 and has worked in primary response, community response, criminal investigations and divisional fraud Investigations. In February 2015, Bagnall joined the computer cybercrime section of intelligence services, where he is a cybercrime investigator.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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