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September 2018 ISSA Web Conference

ISSA Thought Leadership Series: Email, the Original Sin

Recorded (1 Hour Event) on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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As email evolved from its early days, nobody could have predicted that there would one day be more than 3.8 Billion email users sending 270 Billion emails a day, and that email would become the number one source of cyberattacks. Business Email Compromise (BEC) and impersonation attacks are now one of the most insidious threats to organizations. Take a walk through the history of email with us to learn how email's "original sin" – its inherent lack of authentication – is being addressed with identity-based automated email authentication, including DMARC enforcement and other strategies to bring trust back to email.



David Vaughn, ISSA International Board of Directors Chairperson for Education & Professional Development

David Vaughn is a decorated military combat veteran. He is an accomplished Information Security Professional with over 20 years of Information Security experience. He maintains a broad range of experience from Enterprise Mobility, to Network Security Infrastructure design and testing. He has managed personnel, provided technical oversight for incident response and countermeasures, performed individual and team based network assessments, information security R&D consulting, and computer forensics. David has a proven track record demonstrating the ability to effectively understand and communicate contextual business requirements to both technical and non-technical groups at any level of leadership to help customers achieve compliance within various regulatory bodies.


Seth Blank, Director of Industry Initiatives, Valimail

Seth Blank’s mission as the director of industry initiatives at Valimail is to strengthen and extend email authentication for the benefit of the entire ecosystem. In the past year, he has played a key role in broad industry standards such as ARC, and has also contributed to collaborative work with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Online Trust Alliance, and the Global Cyber Alliance, as well as M3AAWG, where he was recently named the co-chair of the Collaboration Committee.


Karl Mattson, President, LA Cyber Lab

Karl J. Mattson serves a leader in the cyber security community in Los Angeles as CEO/President of the LA Cyber Lab, and Co-Chair of FBI InfraGard’s Financial Sector program for the LA Chapter.

Mr. Mattson has more than 20 years of experience as a risk and security leader, including roles as Chief Information Risk Officer for IT Risk at PNC Bank and currently serving as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for City National Bank in Los Angeles, CA


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