Compromise. Hijack. Impersonation. Phishing. Scams. Email Security. Oh my!

Presented by

Professor Steven Furnell, University of Plymouth, UK

About this talk

Email-based threats can now arrive in many guises, from the basic scam spam, to targeted approaches that involve technology compromise. This talk begins by looking at the range of related to which end-users are exposed, with a particular focus upon those linked to social engineering and behavioral manipulation. It then proceeds to consider the extent to which technology can provide a safeguard, drawing upon recent research findings focusing upon phishing and scam detection by webmail services. The results highlight the significant need for a more holistic approach, and the key role of user awareness and vigilance in preventing exploitation. Suggestions are consequently offered in relation to supporting users so that they don’t fall victim to scams or feel like victims of the attempts to help them.

Related topics:

More from this channel

Upcoming talks (0)
On-demand talks (13)
Subscribers (825)
IRONSCALES is a self-learning email security platform that can predict, detect and respond to new, targeted threats within seconds. Every day, threat actors launch millions of new attacks at business email addresses. For this reason, most companies have put a legacy layer of security in place. ​Unfortunately, 25% of phishing attacks still reach the end-user inbox, resulting in billions of dollars in annual losses. ​The IRONSCALES cloud-native, API-enabled email security platform can predict, detect and remediate these threats at the mailbox level, before the intended victim has a chance to click. ​