How to Save Time and Resources with Advanced Phishing Automation

Thursday 4th March, Asia

Virtual Event Series

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Date: Thursday, 4th March 2021

Time: 10:00am SGT




Synopsis and overview of the session

In the cybersecurity landscape, new phishing variations are emerging daily to evade security perimeters, and they can remain undetected for months. Security teams spend up to 80% of their time analyzing 25% of phishing threats leaving a significant portion of emails unassessed, driving up operational costs, and exposing companies to new risks. On the other hand, many organizations may not have the budget, expertise, or task force required to monitor evolving threat tactics designed to exploit human errors, vulnerabilities on legacy systems, and out-dated workflows.

How can organizations reduce dwell time and stop a phishing attack in minutes with limited resources?

Focus Network, in partnership with Cofense, will bring leading IT Security professionals across different industries to share the insights and strategies on strengthening the cybersecurity posture in 2021. The topics for discussion include:

  • The latest phishing trends and tactics evading SEGs delivering credential phish and malware to users
  • Finding cybersecurity talent – the domino effect of COVID on the industry’s talent pool
  • Catching a phish in murky waters – gain visibility to unknown phishing threats
  • Frameworks to reduce the burden on SOC teams through automated quarantine and response workflows
  • Capex vs. Opex: The secret of success through both models



Jitendera Sarda, Practice Manager – Professional Services, Cofense

Senior Client Engagement Manager, part of the International Professional Services team at PhishMe, based in Singapore. I have extensive international experience, obtained in over 16 years of experience with IT Risk and Information Security, where I had worked for top Security product companies (Computer Associated, Symantec & Intel Security (McAfee)) with the background in malware Incident Response management, managing security operations and administration of Antivirus, Antispam & Antifraud solutions for enterprise clients.

Master’s degree in Computer Applications (MCA) from University of Madras.

I had also obtained a number of technology and security certifications to include:

  • Certified Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
  • Certified Novell Administrator (CNA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Ryan Jones, Director Asia Pacific, Cofense

Ryan Jones, Director Asia Pacific, Cofense

Ryan Jones is a phishing defence leader at Cofense who works with Enterprise and Government across Asia Pacific to solve the challenge organisations face with post-gateway Phishing Detection and Response (PDR).

Ryan believes that the best defence against malicious emails is the combination of people and technology. By adding a human layer of intuition and context, it increases the detection of malicious emails in a way that technology alone cannot replicate or recognise.

Ryan has 15 years of experience working in Cyber Security and technology. Prior to joining Cofense he held senior technical roles at Check Point and Mimecast where he implemented cyber defence strategies to protect against a wide range of malicious attack vectors for some of APAC’s largest organisations.


Andrew Milroy

Andrew Milroy, Founder, Veqtor8

Andrew Milroy is the founder of Veqtor8, a digital risk advisory firm, based in Singapore. His work involves empowering organisations to manage risk more effectively.

He is a well-known technology thought leader and speaker in the APAC region. Since moving to Singapore in 2011, he has held regional leadership roles with Frost & Sullivan, IDC, Nelson-Hall and Ovum (now Omdia). These roles have also given him the opportunity to live and work in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

He has been providing advisory services relating to cybersecurity for over 20 years. In his 10 years at Frost & Sullivan, Andrew grew the technology business into one of APAC’s leading sources of cybersecurity research and consulting services. Andrew works closely with leading buyers and vendors of cybersecurity products and services. Andrew is frequently invited to speak, chair and moderate at major technology events. He is also widely quoted in the press and often appears on broadcast media, including BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg and Channel News Asia.

About Cofense®

Cofense® is the leading provider of phishing detection and response solutions. Designed for enterprise organizations, the Cofense Phishing Detection and Response (PDR) platform leverages a global network of over 25 million people actively reporting suspected phish, combined with advanced automation to stop phishing attacks faster and stay ahead of breaches. When deploying the full suite of Cofense solutions, organizations can educate employees on how to identify and report phish, detect phish in their environment and respond quickly to remediate threats. With seamless integration into most major TIPs, SIEMs, and SOARs, Cofense solutions easily align with existing security ecosystems. Across a broad set of Global 1000 enterprise customers, including defense, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing sectors, Cofense understands how to improve security, aid incident response and reduce the risk of compromise.

Agenda at a glance

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Registration & networking

4.00 pm – 4.05pm – Welcome address

4.05 pm – 5.15pm – 3 course lunch served4.05 pm – 4.45pm – Embracing disruption in the financial services industry: A Privacy versus Security conundrum – Amanda Chan, BlackBerry

4.45 pm – 5.15pm – Demo

5.15pm – 5.45pm – Discussion

5.45 pm – 6pm – Closing remarks

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