Fraud , Phishing

Why Education Is Best Anti-Phishing Solution

Dave Jevans Says Technology Plays Role, But Social Engineering Education Is Key

Spear phishing, well-crafted socially engineered wire-transfer schemes and mobile-app overlay attacks will continue to escalate, which is why anti-phishing education is becoming increasingly critical, says Dave Jevans, chairman and co-founder of the Anti-Phishing Working Group, a global coalition focused on unifying response to cybercrime.

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In this video interview at RSA Conference 2016, Jevans discusses:

  • How and why spear-phishing attacks are getting tougher to catch and stop via anti-virus and spam filters;
  • Why social engineering is getting more sophisticated because of compromised personally identifiable information as well as public information readily available on the Web; and
  • How ongoing education about phishing can effectively reduce fraud losses to wire fraud and other socially engineered schemes.

Jevans, who also serves as vice president of mobile security at cyberthreat defense firm Proofpoint, has 20 years of experience in Internet security. His previous positions include senior management roles at Tumbleweed Communications, Valicert, Teros, Differential and Iron Key. While serving on the CEO's technology council at Apple Computer, Jevans helped to develop the company's Internet strategy.


About the Author

Tracy Kitten

Tracy Kitten

Executive Editor, BankInfoSecurity & CUInfoSecurity

A veteran journalist with more than 18 years' experience, Kitten has covered the financial sector for the last 11 years. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2010, where she now serves as the Executive Editor of BankInfoSecurity and CUInfoSecurity, she covered the financial self-service industry as the senior editor of ATMmarketplace, part of Networld Media. Kitten has been a regular speaker at domestic and international conferences, and was the keynote at ATMIA's U.S. and Canadian conferences in 2009. She has been quoted by CNN.com, ABC News, Bankrate.com and MSN Money.




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