Threat Vector 11.16.23
Ep 9 | 11.16.23

From Bytes to Bait: Navigating Phishing, Smishing, and Vishing with Sama Manchanda

Show Notes

Join host David Moulton and cybersecurity expert Sama Manchanda in this enlightening episode of Threat Vector. Sama, a consultant with Unit 42, shares her unexpected journey into the world of cybersecurity, reflecting on how an elective course transformed her career trajectory. The conversation delves into the dynamic and fast-evolving nature of cybersecurity, underscoring the constant emergence of new threats and trends.

Sama provides an in-depth analysis of various social engineering tactics like phishing, vishing, and smishing, illuminating how attackers craft these deceptions to target individuals and organizations. She underscores the importance of detailed reconnaissance and tailored strategies in executing these attacks, offering insights into the meticulous planning that goes into such exploits.

Furthermore, the podcast explores the defensive side of cybersecurity. Sama emphasizes the crucial role of awareness, training, and fostering a security-conscious culture within organizations. She discusses the significance of reporting and addressing security breaches promptly to mitigate potential damages.

This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in understanding the intricacies of cybersecurity, from the perspective of both attackers and defenders. Stay secure and vigilant with these expert insights into the ever-evolving landscape of digital threats.

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