Spear phishing remains the number-one way for cybercriminals to initiate an attack.
Whether it’s a ransomware scheme, an account takeover to commit fraud, a targeted attempt to steal specific kinds of data, or practically any other type of cybercrime, the first step is nearly always a carefully tailored spear-phishing campaign designed to evade defenses and trick users into revealing credentials.
These attacks typically exploit hot, trending topics in order to improve the chance that unsuspecting users will click without thinking. For example, the recent buzz around cryptocurrency has led to a bump in spear-phishing attacks that pretend to offer insights on that subject.
That’s just one of the findings uncovered in Volume 6 of Barracuda’s Spear Phishing: Top Threats and Trends report. Get the details on all the latest findings by attending a live webinar coming up on September 8, 2021. Register now to reserve your spot.
Expert perspectives on email threats
Join Principal Product Marketing Manager Olesia Klevchuk and Product Marketing Manager Stephanie Cavigliano — two of Barracuda’s top experts on email threats and spear phishing — to discover the latest tricks and trending techniques that scammers are using to slip past your email security infrastructure, get their fraudulent emails into your users’ inboxes, and fool them into responding without fully considering the consequences.
But it’s not all bad news! Olesia and Stephanie will also go deep on the latest techniques that you can use to thwart these attacks. From AI-powered detection techniques to automated remediation processes, account-takeover prevention, and advanced security-awareness training programs, there’s plenty you can do to even the odds and dramatically reduce the risk that a spear-phishing email will lead to a costly data breach, a crippling ransomware event, or other crime against your company, customers, or partners.
Don’t miss this webinar. Save your spot now and get the info you need to frustrate spear-phishing crooks.
Spear-Phishing Top Threats and Trends Vol. 6
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PDT
Tony Burgess is a twenty-year veteran of the IT security industry and is Barracuda’s Senior Copywriter for Content and Customer Marketing. In this role, he researches complex technical subjects and translates findings into clear, useful, human-readable prose.
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