Anti-Phishing, DMARC , Email Threat Protection , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

A Successful Strategy for Fighting Phishing

Brent Maher of Johnson Financial Group Offers Real-World Lessons Learned
Brent Maher, CISO, Johnson Financial Group

The key to lowering the risk of employees becoming victims of phishing is to adopt an "adult learning" approach to training, says Brent Maher, CISO at Johnson Financial Group.

See Also: Strengthening Microsoft 365 with Human-centric Security

In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Chicago Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit, Maher discusses:

  • The key elements of a phishing awareness training effort;
  • An effective method of reporting suspected phishing emails;
  • The next stage of user education.

Maher, CISSP, is senior vice president and CISO at Johnson Financial Group, based in Wisconsin.

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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