HP Security Chief Targeted by Phishers
VIDEO: HP's security chief discusses what is needed for success in the modern threat landscape and reveals that he has been targeted by a spear-phishing scam.SAN FRANCISCO—Art Gilliland, Hewlett-Packard's senior vice president and general manager for enterprise security, is very knowledgeable about the world of security but knows he's not immune from being a target, too. In an exclusive video interview with eWEEK at the RSA Conference here, Gilliland discussed HP's security strategy and why there is no silver-bullet single-product approach that can work for IT security. Gilliland also noted that technology alone isn't the solution and admitted that he has been directly targeted in a phishing attack. "I spoke at a conference and I got an email from the organizer, who is a woman I know," Gilliland said.
The email asked Gilliland if he was interested in speaking at another conference and included a picture of him taken at a prior conference. It turns out that email was a phishing attempt, and the image included malware targeted directly at Gilliland.