Secureworks Security Researchers Discuss Top Cyber Threats at Annual North American Threat Intelligence Summit
ATLANTA, October 5, 2017 -- Secureworks® (NASDAQ: SCWX), a leading global cybersecurity company that keeps organizations safe in a digitally connected world, kicks off its seventh annual North American Threat Intelligence (TI) Summit in Atlanta today, following its European TI Summit last week.
During the event, members of the renowned Secureworks Counter Threat Unit ™ (CTU) research team and other security industry experts will share exclusive insights into the latest tactics, techniques and procedures used by the most capable espionage and criminal threat groups.
"Secureworks' annual Threat Intelligence Summit is an invaluable opportunity for our clients and prospects to hear first-hand, from our security researchers, about the cyber threats that face their organizations today," said Barry Hensley, Secureworks Chief Threat Intelligence Officer and Senior Vice President. "The CTU research team is on the front lines, day in and day out, tracking emerging threats, while developing new methods to effectively counter adversaries' ongoing advancements. Actionable threat intelligence is critical to successfully defend against the magnitude of attacks being launched daily."
There will be in-depth sessions exploring the following topics:
- How cybercriminals are compromising high-value targets and gaining unfettered access to large financial accounts
- Current threats targeting retailers' point-of-sale systems
- How crime syndicates are stealing billions of dollars from businesses around the globe using business email compromise (BEC) and business email spoofing (BES)
- The capabilities and motivations behind recent disruptive campaigns being waged by nation-state cyber operations, including the NotPetya and Wanna Cry (WCry) incidents
- The notable increase in the number of successful intrusions by China-based threat groups who are targeting sensitive business information, intellectual property and political information
- North Korea's increased foray into financial cybercrime and the potential for additional cyber operations, as increased sanctions are levied against the country
- The current state of the Iranian cyber threat, including destructive and espionage capabilities, as well as a detailed look at a recent deceptive campaign by a long-running Iranian threat group
The summit follows the publication of the annual Secureworks cybercrime report, 2017 State of Cybercrime: Exposing the threats, techniques and markets that fuel the economy of cybercriminals. In addition to the session topics mentioned, several of the report's key findings will also be presented during the summit. Authored by CTU researchers, the report takes an in-depth look at financial crime being conducted by the top cybercrime groups, as well as illicit activities being carried out by threat actors on underground marketplaces.
The summit offers 11 full sessions and three accelerated sessions, and attendees will have the opportunity to converse directly with CTU researchers and discuss topics such as industry best practices and the state of cybersecurity during scheduled breaks and receptions.
About Secureworks' CTU Research Team
Secureworks' CTU team consists of more than 70 cybersecurity experts, each with an average of 13 years of experience. CTU researchers have backgrounds spanning private security, military and intelligence communities, and they specialize in tracking, investigating and detecting sophisticated threat actors. CTU researchers also specialize in incident response, malware analysis and digital forensics, making their expertise regularly sought after by enterprises, government agencies and the media.
Secureworks® (NASDAQ: SCWX) is a lead-ing global cybersecurity company that keeps organizations safe in a digitally connected world. We combine visibility from thousands of clients, artificial intelligence and automation from our industry-leading Secureworks Counter Threat Platform™, and actionable insights from our team of elite researchers and analysts to create a powerful network effect that provides increasingly strong protection for our clients. By aggregating and analyzing data from any source, anywhere, we prevent security breaches, detect malicious activity in real time, respond rapidly, and predict emerging threats. We offer our clients a cyber-defense that is Collectively Smarter. Exponentially Safer.™ www.secureworks.com
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