InfoSec Team Lead Secureworks
Stefan Mitroi is working as an InfoSec Team Lead at Secureworks. He has nine years of experience in the digital forensics and IT security field, starting his career as a cybercrime investigator for Romanian Police where he had the chance to improve his analytical skills and knowledge in the digital field.
While being involved in different digital investigations, he became curious, inquisitive and eager to learn more about IT security field, the root cause and conditions that favor incidents. He was engaged in digital forensics where he gained experience with different tools and technologies and had different responsibilities like performing data recovery on electronic devices, identifying and preserving digital evidence, analyzing traffic data and conducting forensic research to identify illegal intrusions. He is experienced in cybersecurity investigations, forensic analysis and malware infections.
Trust, but verify – Bypassing MFA
Ever wonder why phishing is still ranked as a top Cybersecurity Attack when more and more companies implement MFA? Why are we not seeing a significant drop in this attack vector? How are users accounts still getting compromised even when MFA is implemented? Unfortunately this type of activity still exploits the most vulnerable piece in the information security defense: the user.
In order to better understand this situation we must first understand what MFA is, what it’s based on and how it’s implemented in a large scale environment. With the ever increasing focus on confidentiality of the data it was realized that better security was needed, something that didn’t just rely on the memory of the user but something that was harder to obtain (something the user has or something the user is).
This talk will present the basics of the MFA and deep-dive on how can this be bypassed in order to gain access to the user’s account.
This presentation is co-presented with Mircea Nenciu, Senior Advisor – Technical Team Lead at Secureworks
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