Phishing Prevention: A Symposium on Protecting Consumers and Businesses

Event Description

The 2024 Phishing Symposium’s goal is to develop concrete solutions to the phishing problem. The Europe Union has initiated the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive with specific Domain Name System improvements. Moreover, several U.S states have anti-phishing statutes, such as California’s Anti-Phishing Act of 2005.

This symposium will bring together anti-phishing experts, consumer groups, the financial industry, public safety agencies, and legislative staffers to discuss the current state of play and mitigation strategies, including how to starve cybercriminals of the technical resources needed to conduct attacks, industry-led initiatives, and potential policy and legislative approaches.

American University Khan Institute has published a blog/summary of the Phishing Symposium –


Wednesday, March 20, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST


U.S. Chamber of Commerce

1615 H St NW

Washington, DC 20062


Please see speaker bios here

9:00- 9:10am

Opening Remarks

  • Diana Burley Vice Provost, Research & Innovation, Professor & Director, Khan Institute for Cyber & Economic Security

9:10 – 9:50am

Scoping the Phishing Problem

  • Greg Aaron Associate, Interisle Consulting Group
  • Drew Bagley Vice President & Counsel, Privacy & Cyber Policy, Crowdstrike
  • Shawn Loveland Chief Operating Officer, Resecurity

 Moderated by Dave Jevans Chairman, Anti-Phishing Working Group

9:50 - 10:00am

Coffee Break

10:00 – 10:50am

Phishing Impacts on Business, Consumers, and Public Safety

  • Gabriel Andrews Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • John Breyault Vice President, Public Policy, Telecommunications, & Fraud, National Consumers League
  • Melissa “Mel” Lanning Trumpower Executive Director, BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust, International Association of Better Business Bureaus
  • Micah Semon AVP, PNC Financial Services Group

Moderated by Karen Helmberger Director of FinTech & Payments, FS-ISAC

10:50 - 11:00am

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:50am

Cross-Sectoral Approaches

  • Joshua Andrews Senior Director, Faegre Drinker Consulting, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Jordi Iparraguirre Innovation Manager, EURid
  • Fabricio Vayra Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Moderated by Nicole Tisdale Cybersecurity Policy Attorney & Founder, Advocacy Blueprints

11:50 - 12:00pm

Closing Remarks

  • Jaci McDole Senior Director, Copyright and Creativity, Global Innovation Policy Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

12:00 - 1:00pm

Networking Lunch

A networking lunch will be held starting at 12:00pm