The New Attack Surface is Your Life

From business email compromise to SIM ports, cyberattacks have shifted from networks to you. And it’s been an incredibly profitable pivot, with cyberhackers like GandCrab claiming earnings of $2.5M per week. How can you protect yourself when the new attack surface is your life and phishing attacks are more sophisticated than ever?  In the never-ending game of cybersecurity cat-and-mouse, what trends are in the good guys’ favor? And how might both software and hardware work together to protect you and your company?

En masse, attackers are moving from these traditional targets of companies and systems and actually are focusing on you. Click To Tweet

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  • Attacks have shifted from your company’s network to you [0:55]
  • How much it costs to break into a device [2:55]
  • How much it costs to hack you [3:58]
  • Business email compromise (BEC) is a $26B business [4:58]
  • Why BEC victims tend to be small to medium-sized businesses [5:40]
  • Phishing sites have replaced malware sites as the point of access [6:38]
  • Breaking down SIM port attacks (e.g. SIM swapping/jacking) [7:45]
  • One of the largest tech breaches started with photos from a company BBQ [11:00]
  • Enterprise-grade security as consumer products [12:4017]
  • Products and services which help secure against attacks [13:30]
  • Hardware keys for 2FA [15:23]
  • How to set up a detection trap [16:25]
  • Physical security improvements are also being consumerized [18:20]
I worked for the intelligence community from 2001 to 2003. These were the type of attacks that we would see nation-states do to each other. I had no idea that they would start happening down the street. -Martin Casado Click To Tweet

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