Spear Phishing: How to Avoid Becoming a Hacker's Trophy Phish

Phil Lin, Director, Product Marketing, FireEye
Recent IT security reports show that targeted spear phishing attacks are dramatically increasing. The news of the recent Flame malware has shown that advanced targeted attacks are growing in intensity and are quickly becoming the new ‘normal’.

Spear phishing has become a successful tactic that hackers use to exploit your network and trigger an attack which can lead to catastrophic financial, operational, and reputation risks. Discover how to keep your network secure – by learning more about today’s targeted spear phishing attacks and how you can close the security gap that sophisticated hackers are exploiting. Key topics include:

- The growing popularity of spear phishing tactics and how targeted attacks are triggered

- A real-world example of spear phishing that led to an advanced targeted attack

- Real-time techniques to help you mitigate the threat of spear phishing
Jun 20 2012
48 mins
Spear Phishing: How to Avoid Becoming a Hacker's Trophy Phish
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