Cybersecurity and Wire Fraud Awareness

Dive into a critical and relevant topic on the Hollywood Chamber’s Accelerate, where we shed light on Cybersecurity and Wire Fraud with expertise and first-hand insights from the FBI and LAPD’s cybersecurity task force. You are guaranteed an eye-opening experience.

Episode Highlights:

The All-Encompassing Threat: Understand that every business, regardless of size, is a target for cyber threats, and small to midsize businesses are especially vulnerable.

Shared Responsibility: While network security is essential, 59% of U.S. SMBs lack a robust contingency plan to combat data breaches. It’s not just about protection; it’s about preparation.

Pervasive Cyber Threats: From servers and desktops to mobile platforms and the vast “Internet of Things,” the threats are everywhere. Uncover the various tactics like malware attacks, ransomware, virtual kidnapping, wire transfer fraud, and manipulative social engineering schemes.

Asset Identification & Protection: Ascertain your company’s pivotal assets and data. From employee awareness training to best practices like Positive Pay, strong passwords, and two-factor authentication, delve deep into the myriad ways to defend your business.

Response & Recovery: In the unfortunate event of a cyberattack, know the steps to take. From having a robust response procedure to developing a continuity plan, be ready to spring into action. Understand the multifaceted costs of breaches, from legal ramifications to brand reputation, and ensure you’re armed to mitigate the fallout.

Takeaways & Resources: Walk away with actionable advice – from establishing continuity plans and continuing education for team members to securing your internet connection.

Speaker Michael Sohn: Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Michael Sohn leads the FBI Los Angeles Cyber Task Force, which is responsible for investigating criminal cyber activity and other high-technology crimes impacting the greater Los Angeles area. His investigative experience includes counterterrorism, nation-state, and criminal cyber intrusion matters. Before his employment with the FBI, he worked as a Cyber Counterintelligence Officer for the Department of the Army, a Counterterrorism officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency, a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, and a U.S. Army Officer. Mr. Sohn received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy, West Point, and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Boston University, Boston.

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