Curious Cases of Catphishing Executives and IT Pros
July 10, 2018
Hosted by Rebecca Herold
When people think of online catphishing, most think those targeted are using dating sites, gaming sites and social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram. However, catphishing is increasingly being done on professional sites, such as LinkedIn. There is a growing trend for catphishers to target business executives, IT pros, and middle managers. Why? For many reasons. Corporate espionage. As a form of nation state intelligence gathering, such as in what happened during the 2016 elections when Russian catphishers were reportedly connecting with those in the USA they thought would then spread their propaganda. To get valuable personal data from those catphished. To get access to networks and business assets. And many more motivations. So, what are some of the specifics involved with these catphishing activities targeting business professionals? Hear answers to these questions and also listen to the details of the curious catphishing case of Mia Ash in this episode.
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There are more information security and privacy threats than ever before. As more technologies emerge, more big data analytics are used, and more artificial intelligence systems are deployed, cybersecurity and privacy risks grow exponentially. Rebecca has spent her entire career working to improve information security and privacy protections, by not only raising awareness of the issues within businesses and other types of organizations, but also by raising the awareness of these risks in the public and helping them to understand how to better protect their own personal data, allowing them to take their privacy protections into their own hands. Rebecca offers you information about these existing and emerging security and privacy risks and provides fresh insights into the impacts of exploiting these risks, and gives guidance, tips, expert advice, news, with fascinating guests, to help all organizations, and the general public, understand what they need to do to mitigate these risks.
Rebecca has over 25 years of systems engineering, information security, privacy and compliance experience, is CEO of The Privacy Professor(r) consultancy she founded in 2004. Rebecca has authored 19 books, contributed to several dozen other books, and published hundreds of articles. Rebecca led the NIST Smart Grid Privacy Subgroup for seven years, was a co-founder and officer of the IEEE P1912 Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group, and is on numerous advisory boards. Rebecca was an Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University MSISA program for nine years. Rebecca has received numerous awards for her work, and has provided keynotes on five continents to date. Rebecca is frequently interviewed, including regularly on the KCWI-TV (Des Moines) morning television show, serves on Advisory and Directors boards, provides expert witness services, and is quoted in diverse broadcasts and publications. Rebecca holds the following certifications: FIP, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIPT, CIPM, CIPP/US, FLMI. Rebecca is based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.