April 20, 2023
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ATLSECCON is a non-profit, volunteer-led information-security conference held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Established in 2011, the conference is widely known as a knowledge repository for Atlantic Canada. Our mission is to provide quality information-security education and social networking accessible to all. It fills an industry gap to present a forum for attendees to harness the value of their shared experiences, for sponsors to showcase their industry solutions, and for speakers to provide diversified insights.​

Derek Tsang's Call for Paper's submission was accepted. Here it is:

Key Considerations for Choosing the Right Cloud Email Security Platform

Email is both a necessary communication medium, and the most vulnerable area for an attack. Year after year, adversaries find success in abusing email to gain a foothold into an organization—deploying malware, leaking valuable data, or stealing millions of dollars.

Unfortunately, email threats are only growing in number. Business email compromise accounts for 35% of all losses to cybercrime, and the 2021 Verizon DBIR holds that phishing remains the top entry point for breaches—a position it has held for years. Plus, email platform attacks that target your entire infrastructure are increasing in both volume and severity.

Does that mean email is doomed, and we should give up? Quite the opposite—instead, we should look to newer technologies that provide a modernized approach to email defense.

Attend the Abnormal Security session for answers to your most pressing questions, including:

- What are modern email threats, and how are they different from legacy attacks?

- Which email threats are most concerning, and how can we defend against them?

- Which technical capabilities are required from modern email security providers?

- How do modern email security companies use AI, machine learning, and data science to detect the most dangerous and costly attacks?

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