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Can Email Phishing Attacks Ever Be Stopped?
Start Date: 2/18/2021Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Date: 2/18/2021End Time: 2:00 PM
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About the Program:

According to a recent Deloitte report, 91% of attacks begin with a phishing email and 32% of all successful breaches involve the use of phishing.

It's always been a lucrative field for Cybercriminals, and the Covid-19 pandemic has made it even more profitable. Cybercriminals use a wide variety of social engineering techniques to trick the user into clicking on deceptive email links, opening malware-infested email attachments, disclosing sensitive information or even wiring money to the criminals.

We will investigate why phishing is so difficult to control.  

We will also investigate solutions -- which come with problems of their own.  

For example, a company's security department may send out fake phishing emails to employees to determine who is constantly tricked, and therefore needs to have cybersecurity awareness training.  If not properly managed, this idea could go down very badly with those employees.   

Come and listen to our cybersecurity panel give their perspectives on ways of stopping the phishing scourge.  It will be a lively show!


Mark Schleisner, CISSP, PMP (Webinar Moderator)

Mark has over fifteen years' experience as an Information Security Manager, strategist, and risk analyst.  He has led large-scale cybersecurity project initiatives at organizations as diverse as the American Museum of Natural History, the Continuum hospital network, and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.

He has given cybersecurity lectures to numerous organizations, including the New York Academy of Medicine and the Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance.  Mark has also facilitated workshops at the NYC chapter of the Project Management Institute, and contributed to Health IT white papers concerning the protection of patient data on hospital wireless networks. 

Mark has earned a Master of Science Degree from Yeshiva University’s Cybersecurity Program at the Katz School of Science and Health.  Previously, Mark graduated from the Weill Cornell Medical College Health IT Certificate Program, with a concentration in cyber security.  He has also earned a Master of Arts degree in Economics with a concentration in Finance.

He enjoys mentoring students just beginning their cybersecurity careers, and has a soft spot for hacker movies like The Matrix and War Games.

Sivan Tehila

Sivan Tehila is a Cybersecurity expert with over 15 years of experience. She is the director of Solution Architecture at Perimeter 81, Founder of Cyber Ladies NYC, and Adjunct Professor of Cybersecurity at Yeshiva University. Sivan fulfilled multiple positions during her service in the Israel Defense Forces, including an Intelligence Officer, CISO of Research and Analysis Division, and Head of the Information Security Department of the Intelligence Corps. Sivan was honorably discharged as a Captain.

Later, Sivan joined the Israeli defense technology company RAFAEL as an Information Security Officer and a profiler. She then served as a cybersecurity consultant for the Israel Railways.

In addition, Sivan runs technical and educational workshops in Cybersecurity, speaks at conferences around the world, and contributes to information and cybersecurity magazines.

During the last years, Sivan has dedicated herself to promoting women in Cybersecurity. She Founded Cyber Ladies NYC and developed a unique cybersecurity program for Manhattan High School for girls.


David L. Schwed, JD – Director of MS in Cybersecurity

Dave most recently served as the Chief Information Security Officer for Galaxy Digital, a diversified merchant bank dedicated to the digital assets and blockchain technology industry.  He was responsible for leading the vision, strategy, and execution for all facets of information security while building out the information technology infrastructure. He also assumed a lead role as a trusted advisor to the Risk Committee, assessing emerging threats in the financial services industry and measuring their potential to impact company operations.

Previously, he was a co-founder, CIO and General Counsel of MASS Communications, a leading connectivity and telecom management provider that takes a consultative approach to deliver a full suite of voice, data, risk management and security solutions. He has more than 21 years of Information Technology, Information Security, and Risk Management experience. He has worked in the financial services sector at a senior level for BNY Mellon, Merrill Lynch, Salomon Smith Barney, and Citigroup.  He has also served as an expert witness in a criminal case in the field of computer forensics.  David is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Information Systems Security Professional and also the recipient of the Smart CEO Executive Management Award (General Counsel).

Dave is a member of the New York Bar and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hofstra University School of Law where he was an associate editor of the Hofstra Law Review.


Complimentary pre-registration is required to attend this program. Please register online through Zoom.


Contact Information:
Name: Matthew LePere
Phone: 646-6606972
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