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Business Email Compromise

Thu, Apr 25, 2019 11:00am–12:00pm

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Local government, IT staff, supervisors, managers, elected officials, and other staff

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 of 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.


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).