2021 Human Factor - Why People are Targets

Presented by

Daniel Blackford, Sr. Threat Researcher at Proofpoint

About this talk

Our premier annual report, The Human Factor, is the culmination of a year’s worth of threat research and insights drawn from more than 2.2 billion email messages, 35 billion URLs, 200 million attachments and 35 million cloud accounts. We have analyzed these trillions of data points to provide key insight into the current cybersecurity threat landscape. Join our threat expert for a special 45-minute webinar where he'll examine key findings from the new report. In this session, you will learn about: - The latest techniques and tactics used in attack campaigns—and why they work - The characteristics that make users vulnerable and lucrative targets - How threat actors pivoted to leverage COVID-19 themes How ransomware activity has evolved *This session is eligible for CPE credits with ISC(2).

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Proofpoint is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations' greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, we help companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks. Leading organizations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, rely on us for people-centric security and compliance solutions that mitigate their most critical risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web.