Collective Intelligence Podcast, Episode 3 Ronnie Tokazowski
Editorial Director Mike Mimoso talks with Senior Malware Analyst Ronnie Tokazowski about the staggering losses attributed to business email compromise (BEC) and what can be done to mitigate this threat.
According to the FBI, BEC has cost businesses billions of dollars in losses in the last half-decade through schemes such as wire and tax fraud. In this podcast, Ronnie details how these scams work through effective social engineering, phishing, and the use of stolen credentials. He and Mike also discuss the different stages of the BEC lifecycle and the layers of collaboration and cooperation needed to effectively combat this type of fraud.
The Collective Intelligence Podcast, presented by Flashpoint and hosted by Editorial Director Mike Mimoso, features regular interviews with a diverse set of industry experts and Flashpoint analysts on the latest information security news and industry trends.
Michael Mimoso brings over a decade of experience in IT security news reporting to Flashpoint. As Editorial Director, he collaborates with marketing, analyst, and leadership teams to share the company’s story. Prior to Flashpoint, Mike was as an Editor of Threatpost, where he covered security issues and cybercrime affecting businesses and end-users.
Prior to joining Threatpost, Mike was Editorial Director of the Security Media Group at TechTarget and Editor of Information Security magazine where he won several ASBPE national and regional writing awards. In addition, Information Security was a two-time finalist for national magazine of the year. He has been writing for business-to-business IT publications for 11 years, with a primary focus on information security.
Earlier in his career, Mike was an editor and reporter at several Boston-area newspapers. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts.