Incident & Breach Response , Multi-factor & Risk-based Authentication , Security Operations

Annual Threat Report: Identity Attacks on the Rise

Expel's Jon Hencinski on Vulnerable MFA, VPNs and the Scourge of BEC Strikes
Jon Hencinski, director, detection and response, Expel

Expel is out with its annual threat report, and the results point to a spike in identity threats. Jon Hencinski discusses the report, including how attackers are defeating MFA, how adversaries are taking advantage of VPNs, and what to look for in pre-ransomware activity.

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In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Hencinski discusses:

  • The growing trend of identity threats;
  • How attackers are defeating MFA;
  • What to watch for prior to a ransomware attack.

Hencinski is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Expel's security operations center and detection and response engineering. He oversees how the company recruits, trains and develops security analysts. Hencinski has over a decade of experience in the areas of SOC operations, threat detection and incident response. Prior to Expel, he worked at Mandiant and BAE Systems and was an adjunct professor at The George Washington University.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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