2016, Year of Ransomware – Can Technology Alone Prevent Phishing Attacks? presented at CISOphiladelphia 2016

by Jim Hansen, Chet Davis, Mitchell Brett Parker,

Summary : 2016 is shaping up to be the year of the ransomware attack. As ransomware and phishing attacks continue to grow in number and sophistication, organizations need to reconsider their current security strategy. Companies continue to invest billions in technology to shore up their defenses against these threats — but is that enough? Is complete reliance on technology the answer? Or should we focus on the human and human behavior? Jim Hansen leads this discussion on the new threats faced by organizations, why relying on technology is dangerous and how to leverage all resources — including humans — for a stronger security posture.