Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Governance

Threat Watch: Phishing, Social Engineering Continue

Trend Micro's Jon Clay Reviews 'Smart' Homes and Internet-Connected Agriculture
Jon Clay, director of global threat communications, Trend Micro

Reviewing 2018 attacks, Jon Clay, director of global threat communications at Trend Micro, says social engineering persists, including phishing attacks, while criminals also continue to steal credentials, lob ransomware at targets and push cryptomining malware.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco, Clay discusses:

  • 2018 trends including the increase in socially engineered attacks;
  • Why ransomware and cryptomining malware persist;
  • Smart home security shortcomings;
  • Agriculture and the internet of things.

Clay is director of global threat communications at Trend Micro.


About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.




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