Nick Popovich’s passion is learning and exploring technology ecosystems, and trying to find ways to utilize systems in unexpected ways. He works as a Red Team operator, trying to raise the overall security posture of organizations through adversarial simulation. Nick’s mission is the help individuals and organizations involved with defensive security operations to have an opportunity to observe the mechanics and methods of the attackers they’re defending against, and to assist in realistically testing those defenses. He’s a lifelong learner and loves finding new ways to get under the hood of systems and networks. He is a father of three and a husband to one.

Warning: This Message Originated from Outside of Your Organization

This talk is meant to highlight how end users have become desensitized to the ominous warning banners atop external emails, and can fall victim to phishing emails that abuse the trust in large, well-known organizations. The talk will run through examples of how threat actors can anonymously utilize built-in functionality to send phishing emails that originate from trusted, big-name, companies. These malicious emails genuinely originate from the large service provider’s email servers, and pass SPF, DMARC and DKIM security checks. The end-goal of this discussion that the risk is given more attention, and user awareness campaigns, technical email monitoring controls, and corporate communication strategies can take these risks into account.

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