Top Digital Threats Facing
Financial Services Industry

2019 Digital Threat Report Findings

Webinar Abstract

Today, financial institutions rely on social and digital platforms to promote offerings, recruit customers, provide services, and engage in customer support activities. In the modern digital world, financial service organizations must realize that their customers operate in a contested environment and that cyber criminals are the same ‘distance’ to customers as the financial institutions themselves. ZeroFOX partners with financial institutions to protect their data, reputation and customers across social and digital channels. ZeroFOX Alpha Team’s recent threat report provides a comprehensive review of the digital threat landscape facing the financial services industry, with a focus on the top tactics cyber criminals used to plan and execute attacks on financial institutions and their customers. ZeroFOX recorded a 56% annual increase in digital threat activity targeting the FinServ sector. Come explore the drivers with us.

  • Share research findings & current state of FinServ digital landscape
  • Deep dive into the top 4 attack tactics targeting financial institutions
  • Understand anatomy of a digital attack & how to mitigate
  • Protection recommendation for institutions and individuals

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Presenters

Dr. Sam Small

Dr. Sam Small

Chief Security Officer

Dr. Sam Small serves as the Chief Security Officer of ZeroFOX, helping its customers implement world class social-media protection programs and supporting ZeroFOX to continuously advance its role as the innovation leader of social-media and collaborative-technology security solutions. After earning his doctorate in computer science from Johns Hopkins University, Sam was a lecturer, led an academic security research lab, and launched two security-industry startups, including Fast Orientation where he most recently served as CEO and continues to maintain a non-operational role as Chairman. In addition to his technical and entrepreneurial pursuits, Dr. Small has provided expert technology and security assessments of dozens of organizations and vendor products and conducted due diligence assessments for more than a dozen software-industry investments, mergers, and acquisitions. He has also served as an expert witness in several high-profile security, software, and network-related lawsuits. His work and research have been covered in publications including Wired, The New York Times, The Washington Post, New Scientist, CNET, ZDNet, and slashdot.

Zach Allen

Zack Allen

Director of Threat Operations, ZeroFOX

Zack Allen, senior security researcher for ZeroFOX, collaborates with engineers to provide next generation capabilities to help solve cyber security issues in the realm of social media. Previously, Zack worked with the government helping the Air Force research solutions to the nation’s most critical security issues. An RIT alumni and graduate of the Air Force’s prestigious Advanced Course for Engineering in Cybersecurity, his specialities lie in research, red team tool development, cryptographic engineering, threat intelligence and data science. He has spoken at numerous security conferences and is an invited presenter for security clubs, organizations and Johns Hopkins University.

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