RSAC 2020 Insights: Chris Olson, CEO of The Media Trust

This is part of an ongoing executive guest blog series -- focused on top trends for RSAC 2020.


Chris Olson, CEO of The Media Trust


“Magecart attacks and ransomware will take center stage as some of the top threats facing website security. The stealth nature of Magecart and other e-skimming attacks allow cybercriminals to rake in millions of credit card information long before the attacks are discovered. With the FBI warning of spiking attacks, ransomware continues to attack government agencies , enterprise businesses and consumers. Data Protection is another challenge that will be addressed at RSAC as companies struggle to understand new data privacy laws, what comprises customer data and the grey areas that some legislation poses. Until regulation is successfully prosecuted, many organizations will take a laid back approach to compliance while they await definitive guidance on what needs to be done.”


Chris Olson, CEO of The Media Trust will also be presenting at RSAC alongside Mark Grantz, Supervisory Special Agent-Technical Security Division, U.S. Secret Service on Thursday, February 27 at 2:50 p.m. PT at Moscone West 3009. Here is some additional information about their RSAC session Third-Party Code: Where Data Breaches, Election Meddling, Ad Fraud Converge:


The Media Trust and the U.S. Secret Service teamed up to build a case against a Ukrainian national for infecting computers around the world with more than 100-million pieces of malware using digital ads to target millions of consumers as they made purchases online. The campaign which lasted more than 5 years, employed phishing redirects, payload drops, crypto-mining, keylogging, and bloatware to infiltrate social media, apps, and news sites. This incident and others show the extent to which crooks and foreign adversaries have embedded themselves in and weaponized the digital supply chain. This case will be the focus of the presentation at RSAC.


More information about The Media Trust:

The Media Trust is fixing the internet by creating better digital ecosystems to govern assets, connect partners and enable digital risk management. Established in 2005, The Media Trust leverages a physical presence in 65 countries and 500 cities to detect and remediate security, privacy, ad quality and performance violations executing on websites and mobile apps. More than 600 media publishers, ad tech providers, agencies, retailers and enterprises—including 40 of comScore’s AdFocus Top 50 websites—rely on The Media Trust to protect their digital environment, their revenue and, most importantly, their brand. Learn more at www.mediatrust.com.

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