2017-04-27 - Phishing Derby: Measuring and Reducing Employee Vulnerability to Phishing Attacks

April 27, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Ottawa Novotel - Dawn Room (3rd floor)
33 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7
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Phishing threats have grown by 250% in the past year, enabling ransomware incidents to skyrocket to a $1 billion industry. Simulated Employee Phishing Assessments have been shown to be effective at reducing the frequency of employees clicking on malicious links and attachments, and have become a key part of many security awareness programs, with some interesting results.

In this presentation, Scott Wright will explore recent trends and statistics in the evolution of phishing attacks. He’ll examine various compelling phishing techniques used by attackers, and will show how simulated employee phishing assessments can improve employee attack resistance, while strengthening the relationship between staff and the IT Security team.  He will also highlight the key tools, decisions and risks to be considered in running phishing assessments, to improve the long-term success of a security awareness program.


Scott Wright is an Ottawa-based security coach and consultant, who helps businesses assess and educate their staff in the area of security awareness. He develops and manages off-the-shelf and tailored security education, assessment and "game-based" programs for businesses, to improve engagement and reduce risk. Scott also creates innovative security assessment initiatives such as the Honey Stick Project to measure human vulnerabilities, and co-hosts the Shared Security Podcast.


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$50.00 Non-ISSA members

$40.00 ISSA Member