News reports on doxxing (the practice of researching private or identifying information about someone online, typically with the intent to publicize it) have increased exponentially over the last several years. While most of these reports focus on exposed individuals involved in high-profile or controversial current events, these same investigative methods are used by bad actors every day when researching targets for tailoring spearphish and other human-based attacks. Since many of the public records and social media resources used for this research fall outside the scope of the workplace, keeping corporate users safe requires arming them with education they can use at the office or at home.
Join Duo Security Strategist Zoe Lindsey for an introduction to doxxing, what tools attackers reach for first, and how researching from the perspective of an attacker teaches valuable skills to make a harder target.
Zoe Lindsey, Security Strategist, Duo Security at Cisco
Zoe Lindsey is a Security Strategist and an early member of the Duo team, joining Duo in 2012 with a background in medical and cellular technology. In her time at Duo, she has advised businesses and organizations of every size on strong security policy and unified access security solutions, and for the last two years has shared best practices and recommendations at events and discussion panels including the 2018 RSA Conference in San Francisco.