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It is an effort by GISPP (Global Information Security Society for Professionals of Pakistan) .GISPP was initiated in 2016 by a group of Pakistani Information Security professionals living and working in Saudi Arabia. You can follow us on our social media links mentioned on our Channel Page .

While the world is struggling to contain the Corona virus, the hackers are trying to take advantage of the chaos amid COVID-19. According to Google there has been a huge surge in COVID-19 related phishing attacks and they identified more than 18 million daily malware and phishing emails related to COVID-19 scams. That’s on top of the more than 240 million daily spam messages it sees related to the novel coronavirus.

In many cases the malware and phishing threats aren’t new but just existing malware campaigns updated to exploit fear and confusion around COVID-19.

PhishRod, a global provider of anti-phishing & security awareness solution provider conducted a workshop in collaboration with GISPP to help organizations implement a framework to thwart phishing attacks. The hands-on workshop covered the below mentioned agenda points.

1.Putting technology controls on test to determine if a phishing email can land in your mail box.
2.Determine end user behavior against phishing attacks.
3.Quantitative analysis of the vulnerable user behavior.
4.Automating End user Awareness on COVID-19 & related Phishing Attacks through Computer Based Trainings.
5.Reinforcing Work from Home Policy to aware end users.
6.Enabling end users to report COVID-19 Phishing Scams.
7.Analyzing Reported incidents through built-in intelligence feeds.
8.Deleting confirmed phishing emails from end user mail boxes.

About the Speaker

Syed Abid Ali is the Co-Founder & CCO at PhishRod. He is one of the brains behind PhishRod and lead the efforts for customer acquisition & partner network growth. Prior to PhishRod he served as a Regional Manager for McAfee and also served as Head of Cyber Security practice at NetSol Technologies.



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