The Invisibility Takedown: How Attackers Exploit Web to Take Down Your Network

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Over a decade ago, malware primarily entered our networks through malicious emails containing nasty attachments. However, the threat landscape has evolved quite a bit over the past five years.

Today, the Web is the battleground.

While email remains a substantial vector of attack (especially targeted phishing emails), a large majority of today’s network assaults happen via web traffic. In fact, one common blackhat technique combines web applications flaws and client software exploits into a "one-two punch" web attack.

In this fast-paced presentation, Corey Nachreiner, CISSP and the Director of Security Strategy for WatchGuard, covers some of the most common web attacks threatening businesses today. Learn how cyber criminals exploit flaws in our client software to transform innocent looking web sites into treacherous weapons. Also, see why web application flaws can open the door to allowing advanced attackers to lure our web site visitors to malware infested properties—turning our users’ trust against us. For the visual learners, Nachreiner also demonstrates many of these web-based hacks to make sure you understand how they work.

Most importantly, the session covers the security practices that can protect your web servers and applications, as well as all your web-browsing users, from these widespread web-based attacks. If you haven’t built up your web defenses yet, or you just want to learn about the latest web attacks, we hope you join us for this session.

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