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APWG webinar

On Tuesday, September 1 at 4:00PM CET, Pablo López-Aguilar Beltrán, the Head of IT and Cybersecurity at APWG.eu, will host a webinar offering a comprehensive introduction to phishing. Phishing is the most widespread type of social engineering attack, growing more and more sophisticated every year. Today, 90% of all malware infections in corporations are originated by phishing attacks. Understanding the mechanisms of a phishing campaign and applying the control measures presented in this webinar is the first barrier of protection against an attack. You can find more information and register here.

The online event is part of GCA‘s introductory webinar series, leading up to the second round of our 2020 DMARC Bootcamp, beginning September 15. You can learn more about the campaign here.

On October 30th, GCA will provide a webinar about DMARC. In this webinar, GCA will provide an overview of DMARC, which explains what DMARC protects against, why it is important to implement, and the various components involved with implementation.

DMARC is considered the industry standard for email authentication to prevent attacks in which malicious third parties send harmful email using a counterfeit address. DMARC stops email impersonation – by implementing DMARC, domains lower the odds of their domains being spoofed and used for phishing attacks on recipients. The result of a domain not implementing any form of DMARC policy is exposing its recipients to possible phishing attacks and, unsurprisingly, 91% of all cyber-attacks begin with a phishing email.

Since June 2016, the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) has been working to accelerate adoption of DMARC through advocacy, by providing a set of tools, and campaigns to drive deployment. GCA also measured the economic impact of DMARC. In just a few short years, GCA’s DMARC initiative has resulted in more than 5,700 organizations across more than 180 countries adopting DMARC. This has led to estimated financial benefits of more than $19 Million USD in 2018 across a diverse array of industries and governments.Moreover, the $19M estimate is merely from GCA’s activity. GCA’s other partners, including nonprofit organizations, commercial vendors, governments, and enterprises are also deploying and supporting the deployment of DMARC. For these organizations, the most-affected 1% of them will save $302,000 per year solely from reducing business email compromise (BEC) through DMARC, even assuming only 1% of BEC emails lead to action. If that number grows to 5%, the loss reduction for that 1% is $1.3M per year. Adding that up across the Internet is a big number, and that is from BEC losses alone.

Join us on October 30th. Register here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.