August 21 - 23, 2019
Marriott Georgetown, Washington, DC
Shalabh Mohan, Vice President Product and Marketing at Area 1
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Shalabh Mohan

Vice President Product and Marketing
Area 1

Day Two: Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

12:25 PM Cyber Criminals Have an Ally- You

Phishing is big business. Threat actors easily craft attacks that impersonate executives, evade the best security defenses, downloading exploits that infect systems, harvesting credentials from unsuspecting victims and causing billions of dollars of damage every year.
But fundamental to the attacker's success is a core principle: let's target the Human and take advantage of their inherent trust and desire to contribute to their organization’s success, their team’s success and ultimately their own success. 
By focusing on the Human, phishing attacks are easily bypassing existing defenses. And based on what is ongoing, it is clear that we are failing this war. To win this war, we need an ally that is better and more powerful than the ally the Cybercriminals have.
We need better Machines.
Join this interactive session for a discussion on:
  • How attackers construct campaigns to easily bypass existing automated and human defenses?
  • How attacks are increasingly being masked as legitimate business communications?
  • What is the balance of Human vs Machine defense against Human-focused Attacks?
  • Who should be primary in this exceedingly sophisticated battle?
  • Are their learnings that we as Cybersecurity professionals, should be taking from other industries facing similar dichotomies (eg: Aircraft Systems, Autonomous Vehicles, Medical Imaging Systems etc.)?
  • What best practices can we bring to bear against this seemingly intractable problem?