Published on November 12th, 2019 📆 | 3786 Views ⚑0
The New Spear-Phishing Attacks That Traditional Defenses Just Don’t Stop
Joe in accounting is pretty cyber-savvy. He doesn’t fall for basic phishing emails with masked URLs or phony password reset requests. But what happens when Joe gets an email from a trusted third-party vendor disputing a recent payment and demanding action? If that third-party vendor has been compromised it could very well be the bad guys sending Joe a spear-phishing attack from the vendor’s domain. And if it is, you could be in trouble. Big trouble...
Because third-party phishing attacks look like legitimate emails from your vendors’ domains, traditional defenses often don't work against them or they are severely weakened. Your only defense is a strong human firewall. Find out how third-party phishing attacks operate, how you can spot them, and learn what defenses do and don't work against them.
Join us November 21st, 2019 at 2:00 PM EST with Roger Grimes, KnowBe4’s Data-Driven Defense Evangelist, to see:
- Real third-party phishing schemes
- Why traditional defenses won’t stop them
- Ways to identify a third-party attack
- How to build a strong human firewall
- Actionable steps you can take now to protect your network
Data-Driven Defense Evangelist, KnowBe4
Roger Grimes is a 30-year computer security consultant, instructor, holder of dozens of computer certifications and an award-winning author of 10 books and over 1,000 magazine articles on computer security. He has worked at some of the world’s largest computer security companies, including Foundstone, McAfee and Microsoft. Grimes holds a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University. He has been the weekly security columnist for InfoWorld and CSOmagazines since 2005.
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