Security SIG: Anti-Phishing Technology Presentation



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Security SIG


    Main Presentation

    Aaron Emigh will give an in-depth presentation on one of the biggest email based information security threats today. The presentation focuses on technology countermeasures to a form of electronic identity theft commonly known as “phishing.” Phishing is a form of identity theft in which deception is used to trick a user into revealing confidential information with economic value. Similar forms of identity theft, in which worms or viruses install keyloggers, are sometimes also referred to as phishing. This report focuses on phishing involving deceptive electronic messages.

    While there is no single silver bullet that can stop all phishing attacks, a combination of existing technology and practices can substantially reduce the risk and financial impact of phishing. Future technologies hold the promise of dramatic security improvements, and those technologies will be explored and discussed. A version of this presentation was recently given to the Secret Service, as part of their role in preventing financial fraud.


    About The Presenter

    Speaker: Mr. Aaron Emigh, Partner in the Info Sec firm Radix Partners ( Mr. Emigh has 20 years of experience concentrating on new technologies, including security, networking, storage, e-commerce, and multimedia. Highlights of this career include creating the infrastructure for large businesses to sell on eBay at Commerce Flow, spearheading the creation of the first VLIW processor at Philips TriMedia, developing the product strategy of video communications pioneer 8x8, and inventing a machine vision system for NASA.

    Event Logistics


    Cubberley Community Center

    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1

    Palo Alto, CA


    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentation and Discussion


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members

    No charge for SDForum members

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    No registration required

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