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CERIAS Security Seminar: Our Journey in Phishing Mitigation

The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security
January 25, 2023
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


Aurobindo Sundaram

Abstract: For 5 years, we have experimented with technology, people, and process controls at RELX, all designed to create an integrated framework for phishing mitigation. I’ll speak about technology we’ve adopted (and that we haven’t). I’ll speak about failures in industry efforts (e.g., digital signatures). I’ll speak about behavioral science and how we have adopted its concepts to drive behavior change. I’ll speak about the “human is the weakest link/humans are our strongest link” debate raging in the industry today. I’ll tell you where we still struggle as a company and as an industry. This topic will drive conversation, because everyone gets phishing emails; and everyone thinks they have a solution.

About: Aurobindo Sundaram is the Head of Information Assurance & Data Protection at RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. He works closely with the company’s Board of Directors, Group & division CEOs and functional heads, Chief Technology Officers, and Chief Information Security Officers to articulate and implement RELX’s global information security program. His remit extends across 30,000+ employees, offices in 40+ countries, and customers in 180+ countries. Aurobindo has graduate degrees in computer science and management and is a CISSP.

The weekly security seminar has been held every semester since spring of 1992. We invite personnel at Purdue and visitors from outside to present on topics of particular interest to them in the areas of computer and network security, computer crime investigation, information warfare, information ethics, public policy for computing and security, the computing "underground," and other related topics. More info

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