Thursday 17 September, 11am-12noon (BST)
The rapid rise in email fraud has cost organisations globally billions of dollars, and company boards are noticing. The most recent FBI statistic cites over $26.2billion in losses and over 166k incidents worldwide due to ‘business email compromise’.
To be clear, what they’re citing is what the industry knows as both BEC and EAC. There’s a distinct difference between these: BEC (business email compromise) is identity deception – when attackers pretend to be you to trick someone into wiring money or sending information. There is no technical compromise or malicious payload. EAC (email account compromise) is a technical compromise – when attackers become you because they have successfully taken over your account. Once they’re in your account, they can do all kinds of damage.
The real concern is that EAC is a problem that impacts far more than just your email. In this session, we learn what you can do to protect yourself and your organisation.
Martin Smith MBE (info), Chairman & Founder, The SASIG
Richard Davis (info), Cybersecurity Strategist, Proofpoint