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Hackable Me Episode 1 – Email Bounce Back

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If your email were hacked, would you even know?

In episode 1 of Hackable Me, Proofpoint takes a deep dive into phishing attacks. EVP of cybersecurity strategy Ryan Kalember breaks down the three main types of phishing attacks and Sherrod DeGrippo, senior director of threat research and detection, provides insight and analysis into attack methodologies and how cybercriminals exploit our own fears and anxieties to increase success.


To: All Employees

Re: Your coworker has tested positive for COVID-19. Learn more about your contact tracing options.



Would you open this email? According to Sherrod DeGrippo, most people would. After opening the email, the reader learns he or she will have to open the Word document to find out more about contact tracing. It is in this moment – the opening of a simple Word doc – that leads to billions of dollars in losses for companies around the world.

Hackable Me episode 1 explores these people-centric phishing attacks in detail. Most importantly, the podcast gives listeners practical, actionable advice on how to stay safe, and the crucial role security awareness training plays in today’s threat landscape.

Hackable Me is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or on your preferred podcast player. Want to see how hackable you are? Give our test a go at www.proofpoint.com/hackableme.