Build a Human Firewall: Exploring Top Phishing Threats and Trends
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The least consistent, hardest part of a network to effectively manage are the humans who use it. Traditional digital hacker attacks on systems can be detected and mitigated by experts, but today’s hacker demonstrates new skills and techniques in deceiving users. Masquerading as known companies or familiar associates they fool users into clicking on links and taking other actions that result in data corruption and extensive loss. These “phishing” attacks have become a predominant threat that must be protected against.
Join us as IT channel veteran Howard M. Cohen learns how to best thwart phishing and resulting ransomware attacks from Barracuda’s Mark Ballegeer. You’ll also hear about the latest trends in the security landscape and why MSPs need to go beyond the traditional approach to protect customers.
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Howard M. Cohen, Senior Contributior, Channel Futures
Howard M. Cohen has been a senior executive in some of the most highly reputed channel partner organizations in the industry for over 25 years. During that time he has managed every facet of a channel partner business including sales, marketing, professional services, operations, and channel partner management. He has served on advisory councils for IBM, HP, Compaq, Apple, NEC and, most recently, the Citrix Platinum Council, the Ingram Micro Service Network Board of Directors and the Microsoft VAR Leadership Council. He currently serves as President of the NY Chapter of the International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners (IAMCP).
Specialties: IT Channel Executive Management, Professional Writer, Communications Technologist
Mark Ballegeer, Systems Engineer, Barracuda MSP
Mark is a systems engineer at Barracuda MSP, a provider of security and data protection solutions for managed services providers. Prior to joining Barracuda MSP, Mark was a Network Security Specialist at Fortinet and a Cisco Certified Security Professional at Cisco Systems. Since joining the team in 2016, Mark has played an instrumental role in helping our MSP partners successfully secure their SMBs’ networks. With over ten years of experience in the field, Mark has witnessed the rapid evolution of the security landscape and is a trusted source of information and best practices on the topic.