Spearphishing is an Equal Opportunity Threat

save
Share and earn Cybytes
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email

Spearphishing is an Equal Opportunity Threat

POSTED BY LIZ BUSH

Unless you’ve cut yourself off from all media over the last two years, you’re probably familiar with the hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the 2016 Presidential election. What you may not know is that the vector the adversaries used was spearphishing.

As ThreatQuotient President and CEO, John Czupak explains in this interview, the recent indictment documents reveal that what occurred was a great example of textbook spearphishing – the number one vector for attacks today according to many reports. In this case, a nation state and individuals, motivated by political purposes, targeted very specific people. They did their homework, conducting reconnaissance using social applications, to cleverly craft the emails so that they were extremely credible. That’s why they were able to dupe several recipients to click on a malicious link. A pretty simple method to do a lot of damage.

In the broadcast John discusses:

  • The fundamentals that could have been performed to minimize the potential for compromise.
  • Tips everyone can use for better cyber hygiene.
  • Resources that can help prevent, predict, detect and remediate these types of attacks.
  • The role of threat intelligence in understanding the likelihood of your organization’s key executives and other employees being targeted.

The DIY Cyber Guy described ThreatQuotient as helping companies “separate the wheat from the chaff.” With a shared understanding of what’s important, security teams can act faster on the most relevant threats facing their organization.  

DIY CyberGuy PodcastListen to the podcast or watch the video to learn more.

 

 

 

The post Spearphishing is an Equal Opportunity Threat appeared first on ThreatQuotient.

Share this post and earn Cybytes
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email
Follow
76 Followers
About ThreatQuotient
ThreatQuotient™ understands that the foundation of intelligence-driven security is people. The company’s open and extensible threat intelligence platform, ThreatQ, provides defenders with the context, customization and collaboration needed to ensure that intelligence is accurate, relevant and timely to their business. Leading global companies are using ThreatQ as the cornerstone of their threat operations and management system, increasing security effectiveness and efficiency. For more information, visit http://www.threatquotient.com.

Our Revolution

We believe Cyber Security training should be free, for everyone, FOREVER. Everyone, everywhere, deserves the OPPORTUNITY to learn, begin and grow a career in this fascinating field. Therefore, Cybrary is a free community where people, companies and training come together to give everyone the ability to collaborate in an open source way that is revolutionizing the cyber security educational experience.

Cybrary On The Go

Get the Cybrary app for Android for online and offline viewing of our lessons.

Get it on Google Play
 

Support Cybrary

Donate Here to Get This Month's Donor Badge

 
Skip to toolbar

We recommend always using caution when following any link

Are you sure you want to continue?

Continue
Cancel