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The insidious threat of spear phishing

Phishing began as a nuisance, little more than a new kind of spam. But it has grown to be one of the greater threats to enterprise security and privacy on the landscape. Today, attackers have moved beyond the massive campaigns against eBay and Bank of America to highly targeted attacks, known as spear phishing, against small banks, credit unions and independent companies. New research by the Anti-Phishing Working Group reveals that phishers are targeting more brands than ever, with 178 individual companies being hijacked in November alone. In this video featuring special guest Mike Rothman of consulting firm Security Incite, viewers will get:

  • A detailed overview of the spear phishing phenomenon
  • Tactics for helping users to avoid suspicious emails
  • Practical advice on what to do if your company is compromised


Mike Rothman President, Securosis

Mike Rothman is President of independent research firm Securosis. His bold perspectives and irreverent style are invaluable as companies determine effective strategies to grapple with the dynamic security threatscape. Mike specializes in the "sexy" aspects of security, like protecting networks and endpoints, security management, and compliance. After 20 years in and around security, he’s one of the guys who “knows where the bodies are buried” in the security space.

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13 May 2008
May 13, 2008

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