February 10, 2021 | News

Free CLE Webinar: The Human Aspect of Cybersecurity: Cautionary Tales to Mitigate Risk – Social Engineering


In 2020, when employees suddenly became remote workers to comply with the pandemic’s stay-at-home orders, many employers were not prepared to support the shift in technology and devices. But, cybercriminals were, taking advantage of the disruption to launch “phishing, vishing, ransomware, and a whole slew of other attacks that targeted gaps in companies’ security postures,” according to the report.  In 2021, remote work is expected to continue gaining traction as a viable alternative to the workplace. A survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that more than half of responding employers (54%) plan to make remote work a permanent option for roles that allow it. Additionally, nearly half (49%) said they are trying to improve the remote work experience for their employees.  These 2020 cybersecurity statistics illustrate the growing threat from social engineering (the use of deception to manipulate people into divulging confidential or personal information for fraudulent purposes): Phishing attempts rose 600% since the start of the pandemic, and 67% of data breaches were the result of credential theft, human error or social media attacks.  Join us on Thursday, February 18th for this engaging session led by one of the nation’s leading cybersecurity experts, Christophe Reglat President/CEO of Coaxis International, Inc.  This program will explore how hackers use social engineering and explain how it works, how to prepare for it, and how to protect your firm.  This could not be a more timely session!