Mime­cast se­cu­rity strate­gist dis­cuss cy­ber at­tack tech­niques

Kuwait Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

Mime­cast Lim­ited, a lead­ing email and data se­cu­rity com­pany, an­nounced that its Chief Se­cu­rity Strate­gist, Steven Malone, spoke at RSA Con­fer­ence 2016 Abu Dhabi, which took place from 15-16 Novem­ber 2016 at Emi­rates Palace Ho­tel, Abu Dhabi. Steven Malone dis­cussed how’91 Per­cent of Cy­ber­at­tacks Start with Email: Ad­dress­ing “Hu­man Fire­wall” Flaws’. His ses­sion ex­plored top at­tack vec­tors such as so­cial en­gi­neer­ing at­tacks, ran­somware as well as CEO fraud at­tacks, the im­pact that hu­man er­ror has on an or­ga­ni­za­tion’s se­cu­rity and an out­line of strate­gies for build­ing a more re­silient hu­man fire­wall.

Shar­ing his ex­pe­ri­ence, Steven Malone, Chief Se­cu­rity Strate­gist, Mime­cast said, “Or­ga­ni­za­tions are be­ing at­tacked by cy­ber crim­i­nals with greater fre­quency and so­phis­ti­ca­tion than ever be­fore. His­tor­i­cally busi­nesses have turned to ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy to pro­tect them­selves from cy­ber-at­tacks, but this ap­proach is just not enough. With more than90 per­cent of cy­ber­at­tacks us­ing email as the at­tack vec­tor, it is es­sen­tial that or­ga­ni­za­tions strengthen their email se­cu­rity strat­egy as well as cre­ate a ‘hu­man fire­wall’ be­cause hack­ing a hu­man is of­ten eas­ier than breach­ing a busi­ness.”

“At RSA Con­fer­ence Abu Dhabi, I spoke about the threats or­ga­ni­za­tions face through so­cial­lyengi­neered email at­tacks and how to in­crease aware­ness of these threats, en­cour­age a be­hav­ior change to­wards se­cu­rity, and in­voke a stronger hu­man fire­wall to help pro­tect their busi­ness from fu­ture at­tacks,” he added.

In its sec­ond year, RSA Con­fer­ence 2016 Abu Dhabi is the premier plat­form for at­ten­dees to learn from the most skilled in­di­vid­u­als in cy­ber­se­cu­rity, bet­ter en­abling them to pro­tect their valu­able busi­ness as­sets.

This photo pro­vided by Osmo shows an Osmo Cre­ative Set. Toys that teach aren’t a new thing, but a grow­ing num­ber are calling for kids to build with blocks, cir­cuits or ev­ery­day items be­fore reach­ing for a tablet screen. — AP

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