Q1 2022 – Threat Landscape Virtual Briefing: Threat Actors Target Email for Access and Extortion

Online Event

May 18 - 19, 2022 | (Online Event)

The Cyber Risk practice of Kroll is excited to present The Q1 2022 Threat Landscape briefing. We will explore key insights, trends from 100s of incident response cases handled by Kroll.

Q1 2022 – Threat Landscape Virtual Briefing: Threat Actors Target Email for Access and Extortion

In Q1 2022, Kroll observed an 54% increase in phishing attacks being used for initial access when compared to Q4 2021. For the first time since the Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities in Q1 2021, email compromise surpassed ransomware as the top threat incident type observed.

While the proportion of ransomware incidents slipped by 20%, cybercriminals capitalized on other methods to extort victims, such as the large-scale data theft by groups such as Lapsus$, and a unique twist on business email compromise that led to significant extortion demands. 

Join cyber threat intelligence leaders from Kroll as they explore key insights, trends and the integral part that end-users play in the intrusion lifecycle. 

Attendees Will Learn

  • How the risk parameters have shifted in recent months
  • The rise of phishing attacks 
  • How an email compromise leads to extortion (case study)
  • Which ransomware groups are the most active this year and the latest attack tactics being employed
  • Email security best practices

The Virtual Briefing Will Be Hosted in Three Time Zones





May 18, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. (EST)

Laurie Iacono

George Glass 


May 18, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. (BST)

Laurie Iacono

George Glass


May 19, 2022

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. (HKT) 

Karthik Ramanathan

Lachlan Wright 


  • George Glass, Head of Threat Intelligence Operations, Kroll

  • Laurie Iacono, Associate Managing Director of Threat Intelligence, Kroll

  • Karthik Ramanathan, Senior Vice President of Digital Forensics and Incident Response, Kroll

  • Lachlan Wright, Vice President, Cyber Risk, Kroll

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Laurie Iacono
Associate Managing Director
Cyber Risk
Karthik Ramanathan
Senior Vice President
Cyber Risk

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