2021 Cyber Threat Landscape: Why People Are Targets

August 17th, 2021

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2021 Cyber Threat Landscape: Why People Are Targets

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August 17th, 2021
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When it comes to defending their enterprises from cybercriminals in today’s threat scenario, professionals must think about their people just as much as their infrastructure At least one human interaction is required in more than 99 percent of initial attempts in order to be successful. Examine the ways that adversaries attempt to exploit human psychology in order to get clicks with the help of a Proofpoint As threat actors continue to perfect their social engineering techniques, we’ll examine how they utilize well-crafted lures and schemes to deceive even the most savvy consumers.

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In the modern threat landscape, professionals tasked with protecting their organizations from cybercriminals must consider their people as much as their infrastructure. More than 99% of initial attacks require some form of human interaction in order to be successful. Join Proofpoint’s threat expert to examine the ways adversaries attempt to exploit human psychology to earn their clicks. We’ll take a deep dive into how threat actors continue to refine their approaches to social engineering with well-crafted lures and schemes that trick even savvy users.

  • Daniel Blackford
  • Threat Research Data Analyst
  • Proofpoint

Daniel Blackford is a threat researcher at Proofpoint. He spends his days hunting through massive amounts of mail flow and cloud data to identify malicious activity in order to surface and provide context for those threats both directly to clients as well as through tools such as TAP. Daniel also tracks the various actors and TTPs that comprise the threat landscape. Prior to Proofpoint, Daniel worked as a malware analyst at the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) and as a combat engineer in the US Army. Daniel has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

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