I will speak of likely future developments in phishing, associated with (a) using context of select and target victims; (b) delivery mechanisms, and (c) from where and whom the threat will come. I will also speak of how one can assess the severity of real and hypothetical threats, and shortcomings in current approaches. Finally, I will review and compare some basic approaches to counter the threats. The talk will highlight the balance between social and technical aspects of phishing, and will be accessible to a non- specialist audience.
Markus Jakobsson received his PhD from University of California at San Diego in 1997. After a few years as a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Labs, and another few years as Principal Research Scientist at RSA Laboratories and Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University, he joined Indiana University at Bloomington as an Associate Professor in the School of Informatics. He is also Associate Director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity, and a founder of RavenWhite, a joint venture with RSA Security aiming to protect users and corporations against phishing. He is the co-author of an upcoming textbook on phishing and counter-measures, and inventor or co-inventor of over fifty patents and patents pending.