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Cloudmark CEO to Speak on Spear Phishing BEC Threats at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

Company to Demonstrate Real-time Protection Against Highly Targeted Spear Phishing Attacks

SAN FRANCISCO--Cloudmark, Inc., a trusted leader in intelligent threat protection, today announced that Chief Executive Officer George Riedel will provide an in-depth overview on Business Email Compromises (BEC) at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit. The event takes place on June 13-16, 2016, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

  • What:On the Spear Phishing Hook – BEC on the Rise
  • Who: George Riedel, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Cloudmark
  • Where:Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Solution Showcase Theater C, Prince George's Hall D, Atrium Level
  • When: Monday, June 13, 2016, 12:15 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. EDT


Session Details:

Attackers are getting more sophisticated. The volume of BEC has increased, and the average loss from BEC rose to $104 million/per month over the last 15 months. In this session, George Riedel will examine new spear phishing attacks and their impacts with recent real-life examples, as well as measures enterprises should take to combat these attacks and the challenges they will face. Attendees will learn how to minimize the risk of newer targeted phishing attacks.

During the Gartner Summit, Cloudmark executives will be available at booth #447 to discuss new and emerging spear phishing threats such as BEC, as well as best practices for identifying and preventing such attacks. The company’s solution – Cloudmark Trident – delivers unique capabilities for detecting and blocking BEC attacks to prevent loss of revenue or data, damage to customers and employees, and negative impact on a brand's reputation.

About Cloudmark

Cloudmark is a trusted leader in intelligent threat protection against known and future attacks, safeguarding 12 percent of the world’s inboxes from wide-scale and targeted email threats. With more than a decade of experience protecting the world’s largest messaging environments, only Cloudmark combines global threat intelligence from a billion subscribers with local behavioral context tracking to deliver instant and predictive defense against data theft and security breaches that result in financial loss and damage to brand and reputation. Cloudmark protects more than 120 tier-one service providers, including Verizon, Swisscom, Comcast, Cox and NTT, as well as tens of thousands of enterprises.

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