Web-Based Risk Control Training

Through cooperative pooling and association partnerships, the following webinars are also offered to Enduris members. If applicable, your Enduris membership covers the registration fee for any of the webinars listed on this page. Please register through the following links to ensure accurate billing. Please contact us with any questions.  

Enduris Webinars

Held for Ransom!  Ransomware Prevention and Response
January 24, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST 
Cost:  No Charge

Webinar Overview
All it takes is one person clicking on a link, and all of your shared files could be locked up for good.  Organizations of all kinds - from law firms to corporate and non-profit clients are held hostage by ransomware, the malicious software that encrypts your data until you pay a hefty fee.  How can you reduce your risk of a ransomware incident in today's complex environments, and how should you respond if you fall victim?  You will learn simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of ransomware attacks.

Educational Objective
Learn how to effectively defend against cybercriminals so that you can protect yourself, your clients, and your organization.

Who Should Attend?
Local government, IT staff, supervisors, managers, elected officials, and other staff

Presenter 
Karen Sprenger is the Chief Operating Officer of LMG Security and is primarily responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and project management, as well as speaking about cybersecurity throughout the country.  She has over 25 years of experience in information technology, most recently serving as Director of Technology for Billings Public Schools, where she was responsible for securing and supporting 18,000 users, 8,500 computers, 5,000 mobile devices, 2,000 telephones, 50 miles of network and 1 very temperamental vending machine.  A true geek, she considers "Digital Forensics" a perfectly acceptable answer to the question, "But what do you do for fun?"  Karen is a GIAC-Certified forensics examiner (GCFE) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Business Email Compromise
 March-May, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PST 
Cost:  No Charge

Webinar Overview
Criminals drain $100,000 from a corporation after a billing clerk is duped by a fake invoice.  A financial institution announces a data breach after hackers steal an employee's password and break into his webmail account.  These are just a couple examples of damaging fraud and data breach cases that stem from hacked business emails.  Business email compromise is a critical threat in 2019, as organized crime groups use increasingly sophisticated tactics to mine data from your email and leverage it for financial gain.  Fortunately, there are now strong tools available to protect your organization's email accounts.  In this talk, we'll review how Business Email Compromise works, the ways that scammers leverage your inbox, and practical methods for protecting yourself.

Educational Objective
Learn how to effectively defend against cybercriminals so that you can protect yourself, your clients, and your organization.

Who Should Attend?
Local government, IT staff, supervisors, managers, elected officials, and other staff

Presenter  Sherri Davidoff, Sherri is the CEO of LMG Security and the co-author of "Network Forensics:  Tracking Hackers Through Cyberspace" (Prentice Hall, 2012).  She has seventeen years of experience as a cyber security professional, specializing in digital forensics, penetration testing and security awareness training.  Sherri has authored courses for the SANS Institute and Black Hat, and conducted security training for the American Bar Association, Department of Defense, Google, Comcast, Los Alamos National Laboratories, FFIEC, and many others.  She is a faculty member at the Pacific Coast Banking School, where she teaches cyber security classes.  Sherri is a GIAC-Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFA) and Penetration Tester (GPEN), and holds her degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT.

Cybercrime:  Top 5 Threats for 2019
June-August, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PST 
Cost:  No Charge

Webinar Overview
Cybercriminals are taking hacking to the next level by leveraging ever-more sophisticated toolsets and increasingly mature techniques.  Cryptocurrency mining is the latest trend for criminals, who break into servers, install miners, and use stolen PII from your databases to set up wallets for transferring funds.  We'll view a hacker's wallet setup in action, including screenshots of the criminal's web surfing history and falsified documents uncovered through forensic analysis.  In 2019, we expect to see more dangerous types of cyber extortion, where criminals demand ransom payments not just from the hacked organization, but also clients, patients, vendors, and employees.

Educational Objective
Learn how to effectively defend against cybercriminals so that you can protect yourself, your clients, and your organization.

Who Should Attend?
Local government, IT staff, supervisors, managers, elected officials, and other staff

Presenter  Sherri Davidoff, Sherri is the CEO of LMG Security and the co-author of "Network Forensics:  Tracking Hackers Through Cyberspace" (Prentice Hall, 2012).  She has seventeen years of experience as a cyber security professional, specializing in digital forensics, penetration testing and security awareness training.  Sherri has authored courses for the SANS Institute and Black Hat, and conducted security training for the American Bar Association, Department of Defense, Google, Comcast, Los Alamos National Laboratories, FFIEC, and many others.  She is a faculty member at the Pacific Coast Banking School, where she teaches cyber security classes.  Sherri is a GIAC-Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFA) and Penetration Tester (GPEN), and holds her degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT.

 

APIP Webinars

Enduris places members’ property coverage with the Alliant Property Insurance Program (APIP), the largest single property placement in the world.

In an effort to help members address complex risk control issues, Alliant’s Risk Control Consulting is presenting a series of one-hour, web-based safety training programs at no additional charge.  The risk control and property insurance presenters are considered experts in their field of work.

Additional details:

  • The webinars are targeted to the unique hazards associated with property loss.
  • This is an audio-plus-web format that enables participants to receive risk control/safety training without leaving their facility. All that is needed is a windows-based computer, audio (speakers) and high speed internet connection.
  • Since the programs are delivered live, participants are able to send their questions electronically to the presenter.
  • You can choose to participate in selected programs, or the entire series.
  • All programs are recorded for future playback.
  • Registration is allowed 3-4 weeks in advance of each webinar. 
January 9th, 10am, PST Insurance Carrier Concerns - How to Sort Thru the Recommendations
February 13th, 10am, PST Top 3 Causes of Catastrophic Property Loss and How to Reduce Your Exposure
March 13th, 10am, PST Have a Risk Strategy? How to Get Started or Improve Your Current One
May 8th, 10am, PST Do you have the Right Protection in a Fire? Understanding Fire Detection Systems
June 12th, 10am, PST Reducing Fleet Related Property Loss

MRSC Webinars 


Ethical Considerations for Local Government Staff and Officials
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cost:  $35.00

Webinar Overview
Promoting an ethical culture is a key leadership responsibility for local government officials and staff.  An ethical culture shared by municipal leadership has a lasting impact on the community.

Educational Objectives 
Public service is a public trust, requiring officers and employees to place loyalty to state and local laws and ethical principles above private gain.  This webinar will provide a framework, complete with practical strategies and tools to help build and maintain a more ethical workplace and culture.  Topics to be addressed include state ethics laws, roles of elected officials versus staff and potential areas of conflict, and common pitfalls. 

Who Should Attend?
Local government staff, elected officials, and those appointed to serve on local government boards and commissions.

Presenters  
P. Stephen DiJulio is an attorney with Foster Pepper. Steve's practice focuses on litigation involving state and local governments, including constitutional and election disputes.  Steve is a regular speaker on ethical issues involving local government officials and has been a lecturer at the UW's Evans Graduate School of Public Affairs.

Lee Marchisio is an attorney with Foster Pepper.  Lee represents local governments throughout the state on open government and public finance issues.

Flannery Collins, MRSC's Managing Attorney, will be the webinar moderator.

 

PRA and OPMA Case Law Update
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost:  $35.00

Webinar Overview
This webinar will review significant court decisions from 2018 impacting the Public Records Act (PRA) and the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA).  Staying abreast of current PRA and OPMA case law is crucial for local government employees and officials to avoid liability.

Educational Objectives 
This webinar will help inform local governments about those cases that may affect an agency's OPMA or PRA compliance by reviewing the cases that matter most to local governments.  Attendees will leave the webinar with the knowledge base for reviewing their agency's PRA and OPMA programs for compliance. 

Who Should Attend?
Local government attorneys/legal staff, private attorneys with local government clients, and public record officers (PROs).

Presenters   
Morgan Damerow, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office Local Government Consultation Program.  Morgan is one of the program consultants and the program's lead attorney.  Morgan has been with the state for 16 years.  Over the last four years, he has represented dozens of state agencies in significant PRA cases in front of trial courts, the Court of Appeals, and the State Supreme Court.

Sarah Doar, MRSC Legal Consultant.   Before joining MRSC, Sarah served as a Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Island County, defending it in Growth Management Act and land use litigation and advising county leaders on many aspects of government business.  Sarah also practiced land use, environmental, and appellate law in Florida for over eight years.