2019 Human Factor: Today's Cyber Attacks Target People - How to Keep Them Safe

More than 99% of attacks we see in cybersecurity require some form of human interaction to succeed. The "Human Factor" of curiosity and trust that leads well-intentioned people to install malware, transfer money or hand over sensitive data is simply more reliable and lucrative to cyber criminals than expensive and quickly patched automated exploits. So how can you better protect yourself, your organization, and your end users from attacks that rely more on social engineering than system vulnerabilities?

Join our Director of Threat Intelligence, Patrick Wheeler, as we examine the key findings of Proofpoint's 2019 Human Factor Report. We'll take a close look at how threat actors continue to refine their approaches to social engineering with well-crafted lures and schemes that trick even savvy users.

In this session we'll share:

  • Trends in volume and types of attacks, providing useful insights for both defenders and organizations
  • Refined techniques and new platforms used by attackers
  • The latest targets that make up an expanding attack including as Office 365 and other cloud accounts, as well as the schemes to which users are most likely to respond
  • The evolution of business email compromise and impostor threats
  • Best practices for layered defenses and user training when, in fact, end users represent the last line of defense against these threats


*This session is eligible for CPE credits with ISC(2). To submit for CPE credits, visit https://go.proofpoint.com/webinars-submit-cpe-credit.   ID: 369592