The Human Target : How Threat Actors Choose Their Mark




About this event

Sheleadstech, ISACA Programs and Proofpoint are excited to present this event! Learn how threat actors are targeting organizations with frightening effectiveness by researching their human targets before launching a malware attack. Once the victim is chosen and the malware deployed, the threat actor remains connected, lurking on victims’ computers until they can grab sensitive data e.g. banking details, credit card data, and confidential information. This session shows how attackers know their victims and targets better than they know themselves. Sherrod will discuss her cybersecurity career and how it as been working in the field as a VP, Threat Research with leading the threat team at Proofpoint.

Sherrod DeGrippo, VP, Threat Research and Detection

Sherrod DeGrippo is the VP, Threat Research and Detection for Proofpoint. She leads a worldwide malware research team to advance Proofpoint threat intelligence and keep organizations safe from cyberattacks. With more than 15 years of information security experience, DeGrippo successfully directs her 24/7 team to investigate advanced threats, release multiple daily security updates and create scalable threat intelligence solutions that integrate directly into Proofpoint products. Prior to Proofpoint, she led Nexum’s information security professional services practice for penetration testing, web application assessment, risk assessment and security consulting. Before Nexum, DeGrippo served as a senior solutions engineer for Symantec and was responsible for managed security solutions. Along with these positions, she has created internal services offerings for top secret government facilities and is a former Georgia Tech Linux Users Group officer. A frequent incident response and forensics speaker across user groups, DeGrippo holds numerous certifications including SANS GCFA – GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst, SANS GCIH – GIAC Certified Incident Handler, and NSA INFOSEC Assessment Methodology (NSA-IAM).

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre