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Defeating Phishing and Spear-Phishing Tactics
October 15, 2015

Many phishing and spear-phishing attacks happen due to easy-to-access e-mail addresses. The average cost of a business e-mail compromise is $100,000. Learn to avoid damage from these types of soc…

Steve Edwards

Adjunct Lecturer

Duo Security

Ann Arbor, Michigan


Steve Edwards
Phishing: A Direct Deposit to the Criminal World
May 7, 2014 | A session at the Security Professionals Conference

In the fall of 2013, Washington University in St. Louis was hit with a phishing attack targeted primarily at medical faculty. The criminals used the compromised credentials to change direct depos…

Don't Take the Bait: Simple and Effective Phishing Training
May 8, 2014 | A session at the Security Professionals Virtual Conference 2014

We will explore an open-source solution to help educate your users about phishing simply and effectively while going over the results through the course of an academic year. In addition, we will …

SEM01Z-The Tale of Two Challenges: Phishing and BYOD (separate registration required)
May 8, 2014 | A session at the Security Professionals Conference

This workshop will focus on ways to help attendees develop targeted security awareness programs that educate constituents about some of the most critical security threats experienced on higher ed…

Top 10 Threats to Computer Systems Include Professors and Students
December 17, 2008

College network security staff are findign the weakest part of a campus network is the users, including professors and students, who carelessly give out their passwords or leave important informa…

Internet Crime Jumps 33 Percent- Good Time To Evaluate Your Campus Security Site?
April 1, 2009

In pursuit of other people’s money, criminals are leaving the streets for their computers.  The lure of sensitive financial and personal information on the net is strong for those bent …

Guilty Pleas in ID Theft Bust
January 1, 2005

Six individuals caught in a Secret Service sting called Operation Firewall pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit credit and bank card fraud and ID document fraud. Two other individuals involved in…

New California Law Makes Phishing Illegal
January 1, 2005

"The Anti-Phishing Act of 2005 allows for fines of thousands of dollars". "The Anti-Phishing Act of 2005 allows for fines of thousands o…

The Economy of Phishing: A Survey of the Operations of the Phishing Market
January 1, 2005

Phishing has been defined as the fraudulent acquisition of personal information by tricking an individual into believing the attacker is a trustworthy entity [1]. Phishing attacks are becoming more…