Cybercrime , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Fraud Risk Management

Protecting 'Very Attacked Persons'

Ryan Witt of Proofpoint on How to Protect Highly Targeted Individuals From Cybercrime
Ryan Witt, managing director, healthcare industry practice, Proofpoint

Cybercriminals target certain individuals as a means of infiltrating systems. Ryan Witt of Proofpoint discusses how to identify and protect those most likely to be targets.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Healthcare Security Summit in New York, Witt discusses:

  • The profile of a "very attacked person";
  • Cybercriminals' shift in behavior to attacking people rather than systems;
  • Identifying and protecting employees most likely to be targeted.

Witt is Proofpoint's managing director for its healthcare industry practice. He is also the chair of Proofpoint's Healthcare Advisory Board and is currently serving a two-year term on the HIMSS Cybersecurity, Privacy & Security Committee.

About the Author

Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Former Director, Banking and Payments

Holland focused on the intersection of digital banking, payments and security technologies. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, including Mobile World Congress, Money2020, Next Bank and SXSW, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, The Economist and the Financial Times.

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