With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies?

  • Date 20 Nov 2019 - Wednesday

With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies?

20 Nov 2019, 12:15 - 13:00

Geek Street

As we continue to see the threat landscape evolve, with attackers learning lessons along the way, the latest threat vectors are arising where we least expect them - our business partners and administration tools. Increasingly, individuals and small businesses are being used as unwitting vectors for attack against larger, well-defended organizations. In this session, John will examine the history of supply chain compromise attacks and talk about some of the latest tools and tactics. He'll demonstrate how and why they work and how to prevent, detect and mitigate against this continually evolving threat.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Supply chain compromises have moved downstream, it's not just about government secrets anymore
  • Small businesses are a likely target because of the relationships they have with larger enterprises
  • There's no such thing as too small to be a target
  • MSPs and technology partners are also in the crosshairs because of their privileged access to businesses of all sizes
  • Doing the bare minimum isn't enough



  • John Shier


    Senior Security Advisor


    John Shier, Senior Security Advisor, is a 10 year veteran of Sophos and has been working in the security industry for over 20 years. He is currently...

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