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The modern threat landscape: how adversaries are leveraging digital platforms to cause harm, and what to do about it

24th September 2019, Columbus

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Location: Mitchell’s Steakhouse


For organizations today, digital engagement means business. Customers expect to engage during their everyday lives with their banks, retailers, utilities and other businesses through online portals, social media and mobile apps. Businesses are investing digitally to market, recruit customers, create community and maintain satisfaction.

Organizations must be prepared to handle the new threats they will encounter and the sheer scale of the risk. Cybercriminals capitalize on this new and largely unprotected attack surface – relying on fraudulent mobile applications, spoofed domains and impersonating accounts to engage with your customers in the same way they would engage with their legitimate providers. Through impersonation and fraud, attackers gain access to your customers, their information and their money, leveraging your brand and the trust that you have worked so hard to build. Adversaries also leverage digital platforms to launch phishing attacks on your employees and gain a foothold in your network.

Mitigating this risk requires a wholesale re-thinking of the traditional SOC – where protecting your data, networks and employees was paramount – to a more expansive approach that includes exposures originating outside your firewall and likely your control. Continuous monitoring, diligent pursuit and rapid remediation is required to tip the balance against the attacker and motivate them to move on to softer targets.

Join us for an evening of dinner, discussion and discovery as we explore the modern threat landscape, the impact of these risks, how to gain more visibility and how to protect your digital investments.


18:00 – 18:40  – Welcome Drinks Reception
18:40 – 18:50  – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
18:50 – 19:10  – Keynote presentation from Dr. Sam Small
19:10 – 21:00  – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
21:00 – 21:30  – Wrap up and closing remarks

Discussion Topics

  • Business risks from your digital footprint and new threats ‘beyond the firewall’
  • Understanding new and evolving adversary tactics emanating from the digital/social realm
  • Gaining visibility into new threats and protecting your business and customers

Keynote Speaker



Dr. Sam Small, Chief Security Officer at ZeroFOX

Dr. Sam Small serves as the Chief Security Officer of ZeroFOX, helping its customers implement world class social-media protection programs and supporting ZeroFOX to continuously advance its role as the innovation leader of social-media and collaborative-technology security solutions. After earning his doctorate in computer science from Johns Hopkins University, Sam was a lecturer, led an academic security research lab, and launched two security-industry startups, including Fast Orientation where he most recently served as CEO and continues to maintain a non-operational role as Chairman. In addition to his technical and entrepreneurial pursuits, Dr. Small has provided expert technology and security assessments of dozens of organizations and vendor products and conducted due diligence assessments for more than a dozen software-industry investments, mergers, and acquisitions. He has also served as an expert witness in several high-profile security, software, and network-related lawsuits. His work and research have been covered in publications including Wired, The New York Times, The Washington Post, New Scientist, CNET, ZDNet, and slashdot.

About ZeroFOX

ZeroFOX, the market leader in social media & digital protection, safeguards modern organizations from dynamic security, brand and physical risks across social, mobile, web and collaboration platforms. Using diverse data sources and artificial intelligence-based analysis, the ZeroFOX Platform identifies and remediates targeted phishing attacks, credential compromise, data exfiltration, brand hijacking, executive and location threats and more. The patented ZeroFOX SaaS technology processes and protects millions of posts, messages and accounts daily across the social and digital landscape, spanning LinkedIn, Facebook, Slack, Twitter, Instagram, Pastebin, YouTube, mobile app stores, the deep & dark web, domains and more.

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