With the rise of digital communication and online transactions, phishing has become an increasingly common and serious threat, affecting individuals, businesses, and organizations of all sizes. Phishing attacks can be highly effective because they often appear to come from legitimate sources and exploit human vulnerability. Social engineering is the basis of phishing, as malicious actors target and attempt to manipulate individuals. Some of their methods include sending fake emails or creating fake websites, to trick individuals into sharing sensitive information, such as login credentials or credit card numbers. One employee falling victim to a targeted phishing attack, such as spear phishing, can have disastrous consequences, from a data breach to covert intellectual property theft. Yet as these threats rise, their insurance coverage is still being established. Instances of employees being manipulated into making payments on behalf of their organizations are still being debated in the courtroom.
- Attorneys today will find an understanding of the practical threat of phishing and the many forms it can take essential for both protecting their practice and advising clients that have been affected by this often-indiscriminate form of digital exploitation with very personal consequences.
In this seminar, our expert panelists explain what phishing is and its potential consequences, highlighting why its low barrier to entry and cost of operation has caused it to become the leading cause of cyber-attacks for the last two years. Our speakers review the different types of fishing, explaining who each method targets and providing examples. Next, our speakers discuss recent major phishing campaigns and their consequences. Finally, our speakers break down the top tips for protecting organizations from cyber-attacks that attorneys should understand and advise clients to do.
Topics covered in this webinar:
- What is Phishing?
- Types of Phishing Attacks
- Major Phishing Campaigns in 2022
- Protecting Your Organization from Phishing Attacks
Yoav Griver, Partner, Zeichner Ellman and Krause LLP
Brian Kill, Senior Vice President & Director, Alliant Specialty Insurance Services
Gregory Bautista, Partner, Mullen Coughlin LLC