Protecting Your Organisation's Very Attacked People

  • Date 05 Jun 2019

Protecting Your Organisation's Very Attacked People

05 Jun 2019, 11:15 - 11:45

Talking Tactics

90% of all cyberattacks start with an email targeting your end-users. The human factor—the instincts of curiosity and trust that lead well-meaning people to click, download, install, move funds—is simply more reliable and lucrative than exploits with short shelf lives. Threat actors are increasingly targeting people, not infrastructure.

However, most organisations have very little idea which of their people receive sophisticated, targeted, or high volumes of threats. We call these targets VAPs (Very Attacked People), and they may not be who you would expect. Using research across thousands of organisations, this presentation will focus on how to identify who the VAPs are within your business, how they are being attacked, and how you can prevent them from clicking.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Insight into building a ‘people- centric’ cybersecurity strategy
  2. Practical tips on how to protect your most targeted employees (your Very Attacked People)
  3. Advice on security awareness training methodology and tactics
  4. Updates on the current threat landscape- and how you can respond to ever evolving cyberattacks
  5. Overview of a successful security awareness training implementation



  • Paul Down


    Senior Director, EMEA


    Paul Down is the Senior Director, EMEA for Proofpoint’s Security & Awareness Training division. Paul has over 25 years’ experience in Technology and...

Business Issues covered

  1. What will this session help you to do?
    • Mitigate the effects of new vulnerabilities and exploits‎
    • Understand internal and external threats and keep a business secure‎




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