14th October 2015, Edgis Sharing Session featured Eugene Teo from Symantec, to share with us the "Evolving Cyber Risks & Implications".
Targeted attack campaigns went up 8% last year as compared to 91% in 2013. Since 2012, we have seen a steady decline in the number of phishing emails sent and the number of people they are sent to. Does this mean that we are seeing less of such attacks? No! This only indicates that the attackers are becoming more selective with their targets. They use fewer emails to do it, in a bid to be more stealthy. Cybercriminals have become more patient and persistent waiting for a bigger and better reward, marking a shift in behaviour from years past. We have been actively keeping tabs on numerous highly resourceful and organised groups of attackers. Find out more about the evolving cybersecurity risks and their devastating impact, and what it means for your organisation.
About the Speaker
Eugene Teo heads a multi-functional security team at Symantec, focusing on attack investigations and content engineering. Prior to Symantec, he was a senior member of Red Hat's product security team where I played a pivotal role in investigating and managing security vulnerabilities reported in the Linux kernel and the supported platform virtualisation software. Prior to Red Hat, he has worked for the Singapore government and numerous local technology companies. He holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computing from the National University of Singapore. His professional certifications include CISM, RHCE, RHCA, RHCSS, RHCDS, and RHCVA. He has spoken at numerous conferences, including Symantec CIO Engage in Hong Kong, Symantec Security Symposium in Singapore, APCERT Conference in Taipei, FUDCon in Pune, GNOME.Asia in Beijing, Linux Conference Australia in Melbourne, Red Hat Summit in San Diego, SyScAN in Bangkok, and Open Source Symposium in 10 cities in Asia Pacific within two months!