Business Email Compromise scams have cost businesses more than $5B in direct monetary losses. Most organizations take a purely defensive position against these attacks, which unfortunately does nothing to increase the cost or risk to the attacker. Tempting as it may be to "hack back", US law makes it illegal to do so. Hacking back is illegal and sitting back is frustrating and ineffective. Fortunately, there's a middle ground: Active Defense.
Join the webinar to see the results of numerous Active Defense operations and view findings from exfiltrated scammer mailboxes, such as how BEC actors target their victims.
John Wilson has been combating email-based fraud since 2006, when he developed an authentication-based anti-phishing solution as CTO of Brandmail Solutions. John continues his mission to rid the world of email fraud at Agari. Leveraging DMARC and private-channel email data, John assisted Microsoft and FS-ISAC with the B54 Citadel botnet takedown. As Field CTO of Agari, John researches various email scams and conducts experiments in "Active Defense," through which John has identified and reported more than 120 bank accounts used by fraudsters to launder money and has referred several cases to law enforcement. John holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT.