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Erin Ludert

Erin Ludert is a Senior Data Scientist at Abnormal Security, where her focus is on all dimensions of email cybersecurity, including analysis of attack trends, signals of account takeover, and model and product evaluation. She is passionate about learning new things, solving difficult problems and making a positive impact with her work. Prior to transitioning to industry, Erin studied experimental particle physics at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, where she earned her PhD. In her free time, Erin enjoys all things fitness related, spending time outdoors and relaxing with her husband, one sweet little dog and two crazy cats.

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Abnormal Security saw a significant increase in attacker activity in May 2021. Advanced email threats rose across virtually all industry sectors, with the median rate of advanced email-based attacks increased by 64% between the first and last weeks of May. The bulk...
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The median number of credential phishing attacks received by organizations increased 25% in July over the previous month, continuing a trend of rising phishing attacks. Credential phishing is the second most common attack type behind spam. Since February, the volume...
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Abnormal Security has detected an increase in business email compromise (BEC) attacks that successfully compromise email accounts, despite multi-factor authentication (MFA) and Conditional Access. While MFA and modern authentication protocols...
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