Business Email Compromise (BEC) , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

The Burden of Business Email Compromise

Agari's Dan Hoffmann Outlines the Scale and Cost
Dan Hoffmann, global director of solutions architects, Agari

Business email compromise attacks that impersonate executives and business partners to trick employees are "the biggest security issue in all of technology today," says Dan Hoffmann of Agari.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent New York City Fraud Summit, Hoffmann discusses:

  • The changing characteristics of BEC attacks;
  • The financial and reputational cost of the attacks;
  • The need for new methodologies and technologies to counter email-based attacks.

Hoffman, CISSP, CEH, CHFI, is Agari's global director of solutions architects. He is the author of two security books and holds numerous security patents. Previously, he was CTO at SMobile and head of its Global Threat Center mobile device security research facility. He's the author of the attack scenario for Cybershockwave, the simulated attack against the U.S. infrastructure.


About the Author

Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Director, Banking and Payments

Holland, an experienced security analyst, has spent the last decade focusing on the intersection of digital banking, payments and security technologies. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, including Mobile World Congress, Money2020, Next Bank and SXSW, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, The Economist and the Financial Times. He holds an MSc degree in information systems management from the University of Stirling, Scotland.




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