H8. How Targeted Attacks Such as Phishing and Ransomware Break Through Traditional E-mail Security
Thursday, May 10, 2018
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
keep up with blocking the threats those are delivered via email.
Gartner estimates that there were between 2 million and 3 million successful ransomware attacks in 2016, and that the frequency will double year over year through 2019.
As reported by Wired, about 91 percent of all hacking attacks start with a phishing or spear-phishing attempt.
Verizon DBIR 2018 reports finding suggests that email continuing to be the main entry point (96 percent of cases).
It only takes one person to click on a phishing email to expose an entire organization and most email defense systems aren’t predictive, but rather reactive. Advanced threats are easily bypassing the signature-based and reputation-based prevention mechanisms for email security.
Key learning would include:
1) Dissecting major technologies (yet mostly failing) currently used to block e-mail threats: Reputation, Fingerprint, Sandboxing
2) A real-life malware attack analysis
3) What is missing in traditional e-mail security to fight threats today
4) How predictive approach coupled with AI can address the gap in current e-mail security technologies today.