Cybercriminals love a good tragedy, natural or otherwise, as a tool to scam people around the world. With the COVID-19 pandemic in play, attackers have increased the attacks through email phishing as they rely on heightened emotions and fear in their scams. The psychology used in these attacks to bypass critical thinking is becoming more and more advanced. By leveraging techniques like focus redirection and exploiting the way our brain filters can be tricked into perceiving a different reality, attackers are outpacing our best efforts to defend ourselves. We do know that throwing money at a problem doesn’t make it go away. Social engineering methods and the cybercriminals behind the attacks are furiously innovating, keeping IT professionals off-guard.
In this webinar, we will look at the tools and tricks these attackers are using to spread malware, steal credentials, and infect organizations with ransomware. We will look at how we can defend against these attacks as well.
What you will learn:
- Perception vs. Reality
- Psychology behind the attacks
- Identifying and developing defensive practices
Webinar produced by Federated Insurance