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Guarding Beyond the Gateway: Modern Challenges of Email Security

  • Wednesday, December 09, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST (2015-12-09 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Orlando Scott-Cowley, Barbara Filkins


  • Mimecast Services Limited

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Email is the primary mode of communication on the Internet, and not surprisingly, it is also the leading case of compromises, breaches and incidents. Advanced, targeted phishing is largely to blame for the success in email-born credential phishing and malicious payload attacks. User behaviors, typically responding to these hard to detect, targeted phishing e-mails, have been blamed for many high-profile breaches in recent years.

Preventing these targeted phishing attacks from reaching the end user is the ultimate goal. Failing that, preventing an errant click from executing is just as critical. This webcast will expose some of the new and remaining gaps in email security and explore today's approaches to securing email from malicious links and payloads. Attend this webcast and learn how to improve email controls while addressing intentional and unintentional threats through:

  • User education and training
  • E-mail URL and payload filtering
  • Encryption
  • Policy-based controls
  • Preventative data loss prevention
  • Device-specific considerations

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Speaker Bios

Barbara Filkins

Barbara Filkins, SANS Analyst Program Research Director, holds several SANS certifications, including the GSEC, GCIH, GCPM, GLEG and GICSP, the CISSP, and an MS in information security management from the SANS Technology Institute. She has done extensive work in system procurement, vendor selection and vendor negotiations as a systems engineering and infrastructure design consultant. Barbara focuses on issues related to automation—privacy, identity theft and exposure to fraud, plus the legal aspects of enforcing information security in today’s mobile and cloud environments, particularly in the health and human services industry, with clients ranging from federal agencies to municipalities and commercial businesses.

Orlando Scott-Cowley

Orlando Scott-Cowley joined Mimecast in 2006 as a technical evangelist and had been a key player in the company's growth into the UK and USA markets. A technologies graduate, CISSP and CCSK, he has a solid IT security background with 17 years' experience, ranging from security and risk consultancy, to penetration testing and technical specializations. Orlando writes and speaks for influential publications and events in the UK and US on a variety of topics from security, risk, compliance and, in particular, the emergence of cloud and SaaS technologies.

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