The headline stories of the threat landscape in 2016 were of the explosive growth of ransomware, the massive email campaigns that distributed it to organizations of all sizes, and the exponential increase in payload-free business email compromise (BEC) attacks that have cost businesses billions in theft, disruption and reputational damage.
Cybercriminals achieved these results through the aggressive adoption of attacks that relied on opens, clicks, and responses by humans rather than exploiting network and endpoint vulnerabilities. Criminals are now targeting individuals, not companies or infrastructure.
These new threats show no sign of abating. From email to web, social media to mobile applications, cybercriminals are combining sophisticated and targeted lures to carry out social engineering attacks at scale that exploit the one vulnerability that cannot be patched —the human factor.
At this CBR Dining Club event, in association with Proofpoint, we will delve deep into the human vulnerability and discuss the technology, people, and process controls we must implement to respond to this new wave of social engineering attacks.
For more information please contact Isabel David at: firstname.lastname@example.org