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Researchers Devise Hopeful Defense Against Credential Spear Phishing Attacks

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Sep
2017
Researchers Devise Hopeful Defense Against Credential Spear Phishing Attacks

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A new research paper, ‘Detecting Credential Spearphishing Attacks in Enterprise Settings’, was awarded the Facebook Internet Defense Prize at the 26th USENIX Security Symposium in Vancouver, BC, August 16-18, 2017. The paper proposes and evaluates a methodology for effectively detecting credential spear phishing attacks in corporate networks while achieving a very low number of false positives.

The paper (PDF) was authored by Grant Ho, University of California, Berkeley; Aashish Sharma, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Mobin Javed, University of California, Berkeley and International Computer Science Institute; and Professor Vern Paxson, University of California, Berkeley, International Computer Science Institute.

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