Dan Bailey, Altinet - whaling
What we're speaking about with customers, and also vendors such as Barracuda, is that gateway security isn't enough anymore. So we need to work out how we protect high-value users.
Whaling is high-value phishing attacks. If you send out the same email to 500 people in an organisation, even if they are really sophisticated emails, you'll only get a limited benefit because they will be lower-level people.
The idea - and this is becoming more common - is that you focus on CEOs, CSOs, board members and people with company credit cards.
Their details are so easy to find; whether it is a public or private company you can find out the contact details of the CEO on Google.
We are being asked a lot about that, and then along with that I think we're going to see an increase in the need for cybersecurity training.
The era of IT managers trying to solve problems with software alone is over. Moving into 2019 and 2020 people know they need the right protection at the gateway and they know they will need advanced technology, but probably most importantly it is going to be about giving users that awareness.
I would say the biggest attacks you'll see in 2019 will be whaling attacks because of the lack of knowledge in workforces.
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