The Cyber5 Podcast

Episode 61: Combating Account Takeovers and Fake Websites at Scale for SMB

Episode 61 | December 15, 2021

In episode 61 of The Cyber5, we are joined by Josh Shaul, CEO of Allure Security.

Episode 61 | December 15, 2021

In episode 61 of The Cyber5, we are joined by Josh Shaul, CEO of Allure Security.

We discuss cybersecurity and account takeovers. We focus on the lifecycle of an account takeover, how to permanently solve it, and how to show a clear return on investment to small business owners. We also talk about how to impede attackers by making their efforts more costly and difficult.

Here are the 4 Topics We Cover in This Episode:

1) Account Takeovers:

An account takeover is a form of identity theft and fraud where a malicious third party successfully gains access to a user’s account credentials. Previously targeted at large enterprises, these attacks are now targeting SMBs.

2) Disrupting the Return on Investment Against an Attacker: 

By Automating defenses and rapidly removing fake websites, attackers are faced with increased cost and less success.

3) Too Much Marketing Focus on APTs

A lot of cybersecurity products and technology focus on advanced persistent threats (APTs) and ignore the threats that matter. Organizations can best protect themselves by mapping technology to the threats that are actually targeting them.

4) Intelligence Must be Actionable: 

Making intelligence actionable is necessary for proper security regardless of an organization’s size. For many organizations, this is most easily achieved through managed services providers that provide people, process, and technology that is otherwise not attainable for small enterprises.