June 19, 2012

You’re Hooked; a Practical Webcast on Avoiding Phishing Attempts


Phishing. It’s been around for ages and continues to evolve. From the simple money wire scams and the attempts to steal AOL user passwords, to ultimately the threat that makes IT managers shake in their boots: “spear-phishing.”

In recent months, high profile organizations and even government agencies have fallen prey to attacks that stemmed from seemingly harmless emails. These newer, socially engineered traps often trick even seasoned users—given that they contain highly targeted and personal information in them. 

There are ways that you can recognize threats and protect your organization. I’d like to invite you to join me this Wednesday, June 20 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET for “A Practical Guide for Managing Today’s Targeted Phishing Attacks” webcast. 

We’ll discuss:

  • Recent Email Phishing Schemes
  • Telltale Signs of Advanced Targeted Attacks
  • Best Practice Principles to Educate Users
  • Technology Capabilities to Minimize Risk of Compromise

You can register for the webinar at here: http://www.websense.com/content/brighttalk-hackers-threats-webcast.aspx?cmpid=prblog

I’m excited to talk about this topic. Understandably, it was a hot topic at the Gartner SRM conference that took place last week during my discussions with Websense customers and security professionals.

We’ll be talking about hard-to-discern phishing examples in our webinar, but for fun, let’s talk about the worst. What is the most outrageous phish you have ever received? What information did it ask you to provide?


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