Those APTs you’re so worried about are mobile too

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Abstract Summary

Enterprises take a lot of care to protect their laptops from APTs. Indeed, the endpoint detection and response (EDR) market soared to over $500 million last year (2016). But evidence indicates that the same nation-states enterprises are spending millions to keep out of their laptops are widely executing targeted attacks on mobile. And enterprises have made it easier for them because they’ve left mobile devices unprotected.

 

Key takeaways:

  • By discussing several recent (in the last year) examples of mobile targeted attacks, attendees will gain an understanding that mobile is a growing component of the APT arsenal.

  • I’ll illustrate how these attacks are so effective. Much like we see in the desktop malware space, socially engineering users via unsolicited messages, in this case SMS, is a really effective approach.

  •  While headlines tend to focus on political dissidents and journalists targeted by mobile APTs, I will use data to help enterprises understand the real risk they face from these attacks, and how to start protecting themselves.

Abstract ID :
HACK20185968
Submission Type
Presentation
Abstract Topic
Data Security
Average Rating
7.6/10

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