Cybercrime is becoming more sophisticated and more difficult to prevent. This is especially true in social engineering email attacks like spear phishing and business email compromise (BEC). The FBI estimates that business email compromise scams caused over $1.7 billion in 2019. Social engineering attacks, including both spear phishing and BEC, cost an average of $130,000 per incident. Some of these scams are so sophisticated that victims will send multiple payments before discovering the fraud. Some attacks are sophisticated enough that victims like the City of Griffin (Georgia), Crowley ISD (Texas), and Manor ISD (Texas) engaged in multiple financial transactions with scammers before the deception was discovered.
Social engineering attacks like these will be explored in our free webinar, “Anatomy of a real-world social-engineering attack,” live at 11 a.m. PST on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The webinar is hosted by email security experts Olesia Klevchuk and Thorsten Stoeterau. They will dig into exactly how phishing campaigns and social engineering attacks are crafted and how damaging they can be to victims. They will also review the best practices, technologies, and strategies to defend your company from these attacks.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about these attacks and get your email security questions answered by experts. Save your seat now. If you can’t make the live webinar, you register anyway to get access to the on-demand recording.
Anatomy of a real-world social-engineering attack
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
11am – 12pm PST
Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology and project management credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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