Phishing, Phones, and the New Social Engineering Threat
Date & Time
Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 4:05 PM - 4:30 PM
Aaron Cockerill

There was a 37% increase in mobile phishing attempts with the rise of the pandemic-driven remote workforce. Spear phishing attacks targeted at mobile devices use social engineering to bypass legacy security systems, exploiting human vulnerabilities through manipulative campaigns that are harder to spot on a smaller screen. Twitter is a prime example. How does spear phishing gain access, what makes mobile devices so vulnerable to attack, and what can be done about it?