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Leveraging Threat Intelligence to Drive Efficacy

Talos: The State of Cybersecurity

Earl Carter (Director, Talos Security Research) hosted by Liana Nio (Cybersecurity Marketing Manager, APJ)

Cisco's Talos team specialises in early-warning intelligence and threat analysis necessary for maintaining a secure network. People responsible for defending networks realise that the security threat landscape is constantly in flux as attackers evolve their skills. Talos advances the overall efficacy of all Cisco security platforms by aggregating data, cooperating with teams of security experts, and applying the cutting-edge big data technology to security. In this talk we will perform deep analysis of recent threats and see how Talos leverages large datasets to deliver product improvements and mitigation strategies.

Abusing SMB or How Network Worms are still a Risk for Enterprises

Benny Ketelslegers (Threat Researcher, Talos) hosted by Cecil Gonzales (Marketing Programs Manager, APJ)

Network shares have been a popular target of computer worms, but their popularity waned in recent years, overshadowed by high-profile attacks that used email and compromised websites. This all changed about 18 months ago with the release of the EternalBlue exploit. As WannaCry cut a path of destruction across the threat landscape, attention was drawn back to network shares, and in particular a popular protocol central to many: Server Message Block (SMB).

Cyber Extortion: The Newest Trend in Phishing

Benny Ketelslegers (Threat Researcher, Talos) hosted by Liana Nio (Cybersecurity Marketing Manager, ANZ)

Last year, Cisco Talos observed attackers increasingly spreading sextortion-type attacks across the internet. In many cases the spammers harvested email addresses and passwords from a publicly available data breach, and then used this data to facilitate their sextortion attacks. When these kinds of spam campaigns make it into users' email inboxes, many of them may not be educated enough to identify that it's a scam designed to make them give away their bitcoins. Unfortunately, it is clear from the large amount of bitcoin these actors secured that there is still a long way to go in terms of educating potential victims.

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Security Management to Reduce Response Time

Shajith Moosa (Director, Security Technology Group Lead, Customer Experience) hosted by Christopher Anthony (Manager, Customer Delivery, Customer Experience)

Business Critical Services are designed to help our customers address their most pressing needs. Through our automation, analytics, security and technology expertise, we help our customers spend less time of “keeping the lights on” so they can focus time and budget on staying ahead of the technology curve, with security and agility at the heart of their infrastructure. The trusted advisors in Cisco Customer Experience Teams identify strategic opportunities in cybersecurity to protect performance, create competitive advantage and capture long-term sustainable business value from security, cloud, mobility, collaboration, and data center. The focus is Security at every stage of our customer’s journey.

Cyber Extortion: The Newest Trend in Phishing

Benny Ketelslegers (Threat Researcher, Talos) hosted by Liana Nio (Cybersecurity Marketing Manager, ANZ)

Last year, Cisco Talos observed attackers increasingly spreading sextortion-type attacks across the internet. In many cases the spammers harvested email addresses and passwords from a publicly available data breach, and then used this data to facilitate their sextortion attacks. When these kinds of spam campaigns make it into users' email inboxes, many of them may not be educated enough to identify that it's a scam designed to make them give away their bitcoins. Unfortunately, it is clear from the large amount of bitcoin these actors secured that there is still a long way to go in terms of educating potential victims.

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Cecil Gonzales (Marketing Programs Manager, APJ) with Steve Moros (Director, Cybersecurity Sales, ANZ)

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