CSO Live Webinar: Business Email Compromise

CSO & Proofpoint

Date: 13th June 2017


  • Dr. Nalin Asanka Gamagedara Arachchilage, Lecturer in Cyber Security, Australian Centre for Cyber Security, UNSW, ADFA
  • Tamsyn Harris, Head of Fraud Risk Strategy, Financial Crime Unit, ANZ

  • Anthony Caruana, CSO MC & Moderator
  • more speakers to be announced

Email may be the lifeblood of everyday business, but it is also becoming a significant threat as social-engineering business email compromise (BEC) campaigns prove successful in tricking staff into sending large amounts of money to offshore fraudsters. Most recently Proofpoint discovered a zero-day Word bug which targeted Australian organisations. (Channel 10 News Sydney: Tens of millions of seemingly harmless emails were sent to businesses, carrying a virus designed to steal online banking details)

Three out of four companies were hit with at least one attempted BEC attack in the last quarter of 2016 alone; careful obfuscation and frequent morphing of attacks have made them difficult for employees to spot. Businesses are also being targeted with fake apps, which purport to offer point-of-sale, payment services and other business functionality but in reality contain malicious software designed to steal financial data.

With the threat increasing every day, it’s crucial for every business to have a clear strategy for dealing with BEC. If you’re still considering yours – or you haven’t even started yet – you’ll want to join a Webinar where a range of experts will discuss this fast-growing threat and what you should do about it.

Key takeaways from the webinar:

  • Just how bad the BEC problem is, and how to convey its business implications to your board
  • How to spot a BEC email, and how to teach your employees to do the same
  • What technological controls and business processes can help clamp down on BEC attacks before they cost your business

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