The Rising Trends of Cybercrime: How We Can All Prepare for 2020 (Keynote)

With 4.5 billion compromised data records in 2018, it is clear that cybercriminals are using more advanced and scalable tools to breach user privacy. This year, we are seeing certain cybercrime trends emerging that will continue to influence our security landscapes into 2020 and beyond. For instance, phishing remains one of the most successful attack vectors due to its speed and how little users report it, viewing it as a low-risk activity. Advanced phishing attacks will likely continue due to the amount of new phishing kits available on the dark web. Cryptocurrency owners and perimeter devices have also been targets of more sophisticated remote access attacks, with smart phones being the most susceptible due to unsafe browsing and mobile apps contributing to 80% of mobile fraud. This shift has occurred naturally for cybercriminals since many banks and retailers continue to extend their services through mobile apps, and hacking them grants cybercriminals opportunity to commit fraudulent activity. Many users also store plenty of personal or sensitive information on their phones, making them an ideal target for cybercriminals in order to get past two-factor authentication security measures and get access to users’ online profiles and identities. In addition, while ransomware attacks appear to be slowing down and losing in innovation, they are still prevalent and are increasingly launched by nation-states, making both physical and digital security a concern of both law enforcement and cyber professionals alike. Join our conversation as we discuss these latest cybercrime trends and more, exploring how we can defend against them and proactively combat them.

Location: Loudermilk Conference Center Date: September 24, 2019 Time: 9:00 am - 9:40 am Michael D'Ambrosio Michael D’Ambrosio Jocelyn Hunter Jocelyn Hunter