S01E06: Why All Threats Are Not Created Equal

If you could send an email as anyone, who would it be? You might pick an executive assistant, the agent of your favorite band, or a payroll employee.

Jumping from persona to persona is the game that hackers are playing now.

In this episode, we interview Sherrod DeGrippo, Sr. Director of Threat Research and Detection at Proofpoint, about the psychology of today’s hackers.

What we talked about:

  • The psychology of threat agents and how they bounce across personas in an organization
  • Analyzing attacks from a people-centric viewpoint
  • The pattern and process of attacks, start to finish
  • Tools and technology to reduce vulnerabilities

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