Digital Defenders, Cyber Villains, and You!

How You Can Byte Back on Cyber Threats

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Recorded live on October 18, 2023

In the cyber realm it's easy to think of threat actors as faceless entities operating out of dark basements, but they're humans driven by motives and specific objectives, just like us - the main difference being that they have nefarious intent. Whether driven by financial gain or ideology, recognizing how the cyber threat landscape is shaped by humans will help you better understand your personal and professional threat risk.

Over the last 365 days, we've seen how the threat landscape has ebbed and flowed as humans - both threat actors and everyday computer users - adapt to changes in technology and software.

This cybersecurity awareness month, please join us for a 1-hour webinar to find out:

  • How cybercrime actors change techniques
  • Why they target who they do and their objectives
  • Who the players are, including some of the more interesting threat actors throughout 2023
  • What to look for, how to tell if you could be targeted with social engineering, and actions to take to protect yourself

Who Should Attend

This event is suitable for anyone who leverages a computer for their home or personal life and is interested in cybersecurity. All skill levels welcome.


Aquilla Hines

Threat Intelligence Specialist

Aquilla Hines is a Threat Intelligence Specialist at Proofpoint where she provides cyber threat analysis to customers. Before joining Proofpoint, Aquilla worked at New York City's Office of the Chief Technology Officer and as a security operations specialist at First Data.

Eilon Bendet

Manager, Cloud Threat Research

Eilon Bendet is a threat researcher with over 10 years of experience in intelligence analysis, cyber operations, and forensic investigations. For the past 5 years he’s been uncovering the dynamic ecosystem of Cloud threats, gaining a deep understanding of malicious actors’ methods, tools and aims, while developing detection & protection solutions. At present, Eilon leads Proofpoint’s Cloud Security Response team, which is tasked with conducting comprehensive Incident Response investigations, and helping organizations remediate, or better yet – prevent, advanced security risks.

Jared Peck

Sr Threat Researcher

Jared Peck is a Senior Threat Researcher for the Field Facing Threat Research Team at Proofpoint where he focuses on Brazilian banking malware and phishing kit research as well as communicating specific threats and the threat landscape to customers. Prior to joining Proofpoint, Jared spent eight years at a Fortune 500 financial services company in several roles including Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst. Before changing careers to information security, Jared worked in the emergency services field for over 15 years as a firefighter and paramedic. Jared holds several SANS certifications including GCTI, GREM, GCIH, and GCIA.

Sarah Sabotka

Sr Threat Researcher

Sarah Sabotka is a Senior Threat Researcher on the Threat Research Team at Proofpoint where she focuses on presenting research from the threat landscape to customers and the public; her favorite topics to discuss include threat actor personas, and social engineering tactics. Sarah’s background is in animal cruelty investigations and cyber threat intelligence; she earned her B.A. in English from the University of Connecticut (Storrs), and M.S. in Cybersecurity from Utica University.