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Combatting Business Email Compromise with Active Defense

  • Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT (17:00:00 UTC)
  • Lance Spitzner, Patrick Peterson and Markus Jakobsson
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Overview

According to the FBI, there has been a 2,370 percent increase in business email compromise (BEC) attacks in the last two years. Cybercriminals are evolving the cadence, sophistication and success of attacks with little risk of being brought to justice. Its time that every security professional takes proactive steps to defend against future cyber-attacks.

Join SANS and Agari for a training session as we discuss how to track, identify and disrupt criminal organizations. Gain insight into the BEC criminal ecosystem from attack method intelligence and discover how your organization can protect itself.

During this webinar, you will:

·      Learn strategic and tactical ways to secure your organization from BEC attacks

·      Go behind the scenes in several unique Cybercriminal Takedowns as we engage attackers and reveal their tactics

·      Get insight on the burden of proof, legal framework and privacy laws around cybercriminal takedowns

·      Get an inside look at attack patterns and metrics from a recent research report on BEC attacks

·      Have an opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A session with the presenters

Speaker Bios

Patrick Peterson

Patrick Peterson is Agari’s visionary founder and executive chairman, who has spent more than 15 years securing the email ecosystem. In this executive leadership role, he supports Agari’s growth initiatives by working closely with customers and partners to further the company’s roadmap and vision. Peterson founded Agari in 2009, when he saw a real need in the industry for a solution that would secure the email channel. Under his leadership as Chief Executive Officer, he developed the company's industry-changing security platform that now protects many of the world’s largest enterprises from email threats. Prior to Agari, Peterson joined IronPort Systems and invented IronPort’s SenderBase, the industry’s first reputation service. After Cisco’s acquisition of IronPort, he became one of 13 Cisco Fellows. Peterson holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University.


Lance Spitzner

Lance Spitzner has over 20 years of security experience in cyber threat research, awareness and training. He invented the concept of honeynets, founded the Honeynet Project and published three security books. Lance has worked and consulted in over 25 countries and helped over 350 organizations plan, maintain and measure their security awareness programs. In addition, Lance is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Cyber Security Alliance, frequent presenter, serial tweeter (@lspitzner) and works on numerous community security projects. Before working in information security, Mr. Spitzner served as an armor officer in the Army's Rapid Deployment Force and earned his MBA from the University of Illinois.


Markus Jakobsson

Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist for Agari, has spent more than 20 years as a security researcher, scientist and entrepreneur, studying phishing, crimeware and mobile security at leading organizations. In his role at Agari, he will lead the company's security research with a focus on using advanced data science to prevent email attacks. Prior to Agari, Jakobsson spearheaded research in malware, authentication, fraud, user interfaces and security technologies for Qualcomm. He also co-founded three digital startups - ZapFraud, RavenWhite and FatSkunk - spanning email fraud prevention, user authentication, mobile malware detection and secure user messaging. In addition, Jakobsson has held key roles as Principal Scientist at PayPal, Xerox PARC and RSA Security.

Jakobsson is an esteemed thought leader in the security space. He has written several books, published more than 100 peer-reviewed conference and journal articles, and holds more than 100 patents. Jakobsson is a visiting research fellow of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). He holds a Ph.D. in computer science fromt he University of California, San Diego and master's degrees from both the University of California, San Diego and Lund University in Sweden.

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