ThreatMetrix’s Latest Labs Report and Digital Identity Network at Australia’s AusCERT 2015, June 3-5

Posted June 2, 2015

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ThreatMetrix to Release Its Most Recent Labs Report and Showcase Its Digital Identity Network at Australia’s Largest Security Conference

A Silver Sponsor of the 14th annual AusCERT2015, Australia’s oldest and largest security conference, ThreatMetrix will be exhibiting at booth S33 from June 3 -5, 2015 at the RACV Royal Pines Resort in Gold Coast, Australia.

Andreas Baumhof’s latest ThreatMetrix Labs report

Written by Andreas Baumhof, ThreatMetrix chief technology officer, “How Successful Are Targeted Phishing Attacks? A Real-World Example.” focuses on the amount of personal information that a high quality campaign can unearth and how easy it is for cybercriminals to complement this data with data from breaches and social media websites. You may download a copy here.

Baumhof explains his approach

“We approached this report with the thought, ‘As a fraudster, what can I expect from a targeted phishing attack?’ – and the answer is, a lot. First of all, it was mind-blowingly easy to remove all fake submissions with a few simple rules. Additionally, we’ve been able to confirm 92 percent of the data by using publicly available data sources and social media sites – highlighting the fact that we share more personal information than ever before. Another astonishing insight was that IP geolocation is surprisingly accurate. In more than 50 percent of the cases, the distance between the home address and the IP address used was less than 10 miles.”

Smarten Up

The theme for this year’s conference is “Smarten Up” – which explores the need to “smarten up” to better manage information security risks.

A venue for meeting with peers who are pros

The conference offers attendees a chance to discuss IT security issues, network with industry peers, see the latest in IT security products and services, and enjoy the beautiful Gold Coast.

When the going gets too tough

AusCERT is the premier Computer Emergency Response Team for Australia and provides computer information security advice to the Australian public and its members.

Visit ThreatMetrix at booth S33

See demonstrations of the ThreatMetrix Digital Identity Network, which brings together all aspects of a person’s online devices and behavior into one unique digital identity. Plus, there’ll be more ThreatMetrix technology on hand.

Baumhof has a final word on AusCERT

“AusCERT is the biggest security conference in Australia and we are thrilled to be exhibiting and sponsoring to show our support for the security sector here in Australia and all over the world. I’m very happy to release our latest Labs report at the conference and contribute to the ‘Smarten Up’ motto with some real-world research – for the benefit or protecting digital identities in a global world.”

To find out more about the AusCERT2015 Conference, visit https://conference.auscert.org.au/

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