Is Phishing and Ransomware a Critical Issue for you yet?

Presented by

Robert O'Brien, CEO MetaCompliance & Carey Harding, Cyber Security Consultant MetaCompliance

About this talk

Ransomware and Phishing attacks have become a significant issue in organisations both large and small. The possibility of major business disruption arising from falling victim to Phishing or Ransomware is quite high, given that roughly 156 million phishing emails are sent globally every day. The FBI reports that ransomware attacks have cost $209 Million in just the first three months of 2016, which is more than eight times the total for 2015. At this rate, ransomware is expected to yield close to $1 Billion by the end of the year unless individuals and organisations improve both their defences and security awareness. Organisations must determine methods of improving their employees’ ability to withstand these threats, or at least, counter the most obvious ones. Cyber Security Awareness continues to become a major issue for management attempting to steer a safe course in order to carry out their “business as usual”. Some of the key topics that will be discussed are: •How has phishing and ransomware become so widespread? •What are the best methods for countering the threat of phishing and ransomware? •How can we improve the resistance of our user population to this threat?

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