Cybercrime , Cyberwarfare / Nation-state attacks , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

Sophisticated Online Attacks: An In-Depth Analysis

Hear from the FBI on the tenets of cyber defense and current trends in cybercrime.

Then, learn from Shape Security about a specific type of cybercrime: imitation attacks. VP of Shape Intelligence, Dan Woods, will explain all of the ways in which bad actors manipulate their attack infrastructure to appear like genuine users and then share dozens of techniques to more effectively mitigate attacks on your web and mobile applications.

In this presentation, you will learn:

  • Current trends in online fraud
  • Tenants of basic cyber defense
  • How attackers avoid detection with sophisticated imitation attacks

About the Author

M.K. Palmore

M.K. Palmore

Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI Cyber Branch, San Francisco Division

Palmore is the leader of the San Francisco FBI - Cyber Security Branch. His responsibilities include strategic and tactical operational management of cyber intrusion investigators, computer scientists, analysts and digital forensics personnel charged with conducting and supporting investigations of cyber threat actors in criminal and national security intrusion matters. His leadership and investigative experiences include: Cyber Security, Crisis Management, Risk-Management Advisory and Counter-Terrorism. He has a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and a MBA from Pepperdine University.

Dan Woods

Dan Woods

VP of Attack Forensics, Shape Security

Before joining Shape Security, Woods served as assistant chief agent of special investigations at the Arizona Attorney General's Office, where he investigated complex fraud. Prior to that, he spent 20 years with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and intelligence organizations, including the FBI, where he specialized in information operations and cybercrime.

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