Understanding Cybersecurity Risk: The Growing Threat of Business Email Compromise and CEO Fraud – Prevention Using Technology Solutions

28 Jun 22 | Published by Ruth Magona

Since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic, there has been an unprecedented increase in the number of attempted cyber-attacks launched against enterprises of all sizes, reported in every continent across the globe.

The impact has been substantial and even game-changing with many high-profile cases around the world. For example 

• America | Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack: Succeeded in halting the company’s daily operations, impacting millions of oil & gas customers across East Coast America

• South Africa | Dept of Justice Ransomware Attack: The judicial systems across South Africa was significantly disrupted by a ransomware attack which resulted in court cases being delayed across the country

• East Africa | Denial of Access Attacks: Across Uganda, Kenya and else where mobile payments operators and national switch payment systems have been attacked

Even the WHO (World Health Organisation) is believed to have suffered a domain take-over attack during the pandemic with false information being emailed out in their name

Did you know that over 90% of every successful cyber-attack starts with a simple email?

The Challenge Is: How do you know that an email is from a Trusted Source?

In this webinar we will explore:

o Different types of cyber-attacks that are impacting enterprises across Africa and the globe

o How Cybercriminals use email in the design and launch of a cyberattack

o What is Business Email Compromise and CEO Fraud

o How you can use simple email protocols such as DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting & Conformance) to protect your enterprise from Phishing emails that carry the source of these attacks

There is so much we all need to learn about cybersecurity

Come and hear from our expert speakers about how you can take steps to protect your organisation from potential successful cyber-attacks.


      Laura Temesi – Head, Cyber Partnerships and Communication – Standard Chartered Bank, Board Member, – Africa Cyber Defence Forum, Mentor – ITU Women in Cyber 2022 Cohort


Laura is an accomplished executive with 17 years work experience in the technology and cyber related field.  She is currently the Head, Cyber Partnerships and Communication at the bank leading the cyber partnerships and advocacy agenda of Standard Chartered Bank across all markets.

Laura has held various leadership posts prior to heading the cyber partnerships team in Standard Charted Bank. These include being former Chief Information Risk Officer (CIRO) at Stanbic Bank Kenya, Acting Head of Audit at Stanbic Bank Kenya and Regional IT Audit Head at Stanbic bank. 

Laura is also a board member at the Africa Cyber Defense Forum (ACDF) and a volunteer mentor for the ITU Women in Cyber Mentorship Program.


Lars Sandbergen, Sales Director, DMARC Advisors

Our mission is to help keep companies across Europe and Africa cyber safe. I help implement open security protocols such as DMARC, SPF and DKIM to protect your domains, email and thus your online brand name from abuse of cyber criminals such as phishing and CEO fraud!

Across the globe governments, regulators, industry-bodies and enterprises are wholly embracing the reality about Cyber Attacks:


It’s Not A Case of ‘If’ but ‘When’