Securing WhatsApp - What You Need to Know Today

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Cosimo Mortola, Senior Intelligence Analyst, GroupSense

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Already a popular platform, WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned smartphone instant messaging service, posted the biggest gains due to COVID-19 according to Tech Crunch. Learn why this ubiquitous messaging app could be a security risk and what you need to know to secure WhatsApp. In this session, you’ll discover: + How metadata and message data storage expose you to critical risk + Why the legal agreement should give you pause + Why WhatsApp is an effective platform for spreading disinformation + How the phones and humans using them increase your vulnerability + How to increase secure use of the app and mitigate your risk + Why WhatsApp leveraged by sophisticated threat actors Speaker: Cosimo Mortola is a senior intelligence analyst at GroupSense. Cosimo previously tracked threat actors at MassMutual, and Russian disinformation and associated threat activity at FireEye. Cosimo is fluent in Russian, French, and Italian.

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