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Thursday, April 26 • 14:00 - 14:45
Enlisting Users in the Fight Against Phishing Attacks

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Nearly every cyberattack starts with a phish and attackers are getting better and better at disguising these emails. Whether they’re a form of CEO fraud, ransomware, or spearphishing with targeted malware, phishing attacks continue to be very successful. There are technology approaches you can take to combat phishing attacks, yet they are only part of the solution. Educating and testing your users on phishes has become a common way to help your employees spot attacks. While these simulated phishes are great for testing your users, the ultimate test comes when a real phish lands in their email box. In order to help the users through this, we recommend having your users report suspicious emails to your IT team. What can you do with those messages? How can you use this channel to make your organization more secure? What ways can you reinforce the users’ positive behavior?

This hands-on tech lab will help you better understand the ways common phishing attacks work, the best ways to conduct an analysis of these attacks and the steps to take to get your people, processes and technologies working together to protect your organization.

What attendees will learn:
- How CEO fraud, ransomware and spearphishing with targeted malware phishing attacks work
- Analysis of the attacker and the phishing attacks to know who it’s from, who the victims are and the extent of the damage
- How to drill down on the technology indicators within the attack – what these indicators look like and what to do with them
- Actions to take based on your analysis, including policy changes, response plans and user education
- The best ways to enlist users in your phishing defense to help limit the damage

Speakers
avatar for Todd O'Boyle

Todd O'Boyle

CTO, Strongarm
Todd O’Boyle is CTO and a co-founder at Strongarm. Prior to Strongarm, Todd spent 15 years at The MITRE Corporation, providing technical support to the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. He also served as principal investigator for a project developing methods... Read More →


Thursday April 26, 2018 14:00 - 14:45
Track 2 - Room A1