Training & Networking Opportunities

Check out events for training and networking opportunities related to scams/fraud, identity theft, privacy, cybersecurity and identity related cybercrime, and victim service provision:

 

Decrypting Cryptocurrency Scams

Hosted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

In Person (DePaul University, Chicago, IL) – June 25, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

As consumer interest in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin has grown, scammers have reportedly become more active in this area. Reported scams include deceptive investment and business opportunities, bait-and-switch schemes, and deceptively marketed mining machines. The FTC has continued its efforts to educate consumers about cryptocurrencies and hold fraudsters accountable.

The half-day event will bring together consumer groups, law enforcement, research organizations, and the private sector to explore how scammers are exploiting public interest in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and Litecoin and to discuss ways to empower and protect consumers.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held starting at 1 pm Central Time at DePaul University located at 1 East Jackson Blvd., Suite 8005, Chicago, IL 60604. Pre-registration is not required, but attendees are encouraged to register at fintechseries@ftc.gov. This event will be webcast live, and a link will be posted on this page on the day of the event.

The workshop is part of the FTC’s ongoing work to protect consumers taking advantage of new and emerging financial technology. As technological advances expand the ways consumers can store, share, spend, and borrow money, the FTC is working to keep consumers protected while encouraging innovation for consumers’ benefit.

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/events-calendar/2018/06/decrypting-cryptocurrency-scams

 

Fraud & Breach Prevention Summit: Chicago

Hosted by the Information Security Media Group (iSMG)

In Person (Chicago, IL) – June 26-27, 2018

This two-day conference brings together thought-leaders, industry professionals and solutions vendors to focus intensely on the security and fraud topics that matter most – IoT, Blockchain, cybercrime, machine learning, payments security, identity fraud, the insider threat and behavioral analytics to name a few – all with a single goal: Education.

http://www.fraudconference.com/

 

Fighting Consumer Fraud & Identity Theft in Delaware

Hosted by the Federal Trade Commission

Virtual/Online – June 26, 2018, 8:00 a.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. EST

Join the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Delaware Attorney General for a free, one-hour webinar to learn about the top scams reported in Delaware and get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.

Speakers will include staff from the:

  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Office of the Delaware Attorney General
  • Better Business Bureau Serving Delaware
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc.

How to Participate in the Webinar

  • Join the webinar online. The link will activate a few minutes before the webinar.
  • To hear the webinar, you must call 1(800)-700-7784, and provide the access code 449799.

 https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/events-calendar/2018/06/fighting-consumer-fraud-identity-theft-delaware

 

CyberSecure My Business™ Webinar – Cybersecurity Insurance

Hosted by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)

Virtual/Online – July 10, 2018, 11:00-12:00 p.m. PST / 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) remain prime targets for cybercriminals, and because of that, cyber insurance has become a popular topic among the SMB community. When should a small business get a separate cyber insurance policy? What should SMBs look for in cyber insurance policies?

Join a webinar hosted by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) – as part of the CyberSecure My Business™ program – to learn more about this developing topic. Resources are available to help you improve the cybersecurity of your business.

https://staysafeonline.org/event/cybersecure-my-business-webinar-cybersecurity-insurance/

 

Fraud & Breach Prevention Summit: San Francisco

Hosted by the Information Security Media Group (iSMG)

In Person (San Francisco, CA) – July 10-11, 2018

From Meltdown and Spectre to GDPR to the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica privacy furor, it’s already been a busy year for security and fraud leaders – and 2018 is barely half over.

Want to arm yourself with strategies and solutions to tackle the rest of the year? Then register now for ISMG’s 5th annual San Francisco Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit.

This two-day conference brings together thought-leaders, industry professionals and solutions vendors to focus intensely on the security and fraud topics that matter most – IoT, Blockchain, cybercrime, machine learning, payments security, identity fraud, the insider threat and behavioral analytics to name a few – all with a single goal: Education.

We strive to bring unique speakers and insight. Case in point: Brett Johnson, a former FBI most-wanted criminal who was once called “the original Internet godfather.” What can you learn from this former career criminal? How not to be someone else’s cybercrime victim.

https://events.ismg.io/event/fraud-breach-prevention-summit-san-francisco-ca-2018/

 

Fighting ATO Attacks: Protect Your Brand and Your Customers

Hosted by Riskified

Virtual/Online – July 11, 2018, 6:00-7:00 a.m. PST / 9:00-10:00 p.m. EST

Riskified presents an in-depth webinar on preventing Account Takeover (ATO) attacks, one of the fastest growing and most sophisticated types of fraud affecting merchants in 2018.

This webinar will discuss these issues, and more:

  • The scope of the ATO problem and the damage it causes
  • How to detect and stop login attempts from bad actors, including bots
  • Best practices for verifying customer identities and protecting their data

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6499689711392904450

 

Forging Relationships Between Victim Service Providers and Academic Institutions

Hosted by the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC)

Virtual/Online – July 18, 2018, 11:00-12:00 p.m. PST / 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Victim service providers and academic institutions can create mutually beneficial relationships in which subject matter expertise, learning experiences, data, and best practices are developed, exchanged, and improved upon. This session explores how to initiate relationships between these types of organizations, strengthen existing collaborations, and ensure that the working relationship is fair and productive to all parties.

https://eventsna11.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1154055844/en/events/event/shared/1849192271/event_landing.html?sco-id=1849206939

 

Health Cybersecurity Summit 2018: The Nexus of IT & Health Care

Hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group

In Person (Santa Clara, CA) – July 20, 2018, 7:30-1:00 p.m.

Worried about being hacked? Not sure how to respond to a cyber incursion? The first line of defense is a cyber threat preparedness strategy that includes coordination with critical infrastructure and emergency management agencies.

Join executives, security professionals and elected officials for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Health Cybersecurity Summit on Friday, July 20, at Citrix Headquarters in Silicon Valley.

Engage in a real-time cyber threat and response simulation, hone your digital defense skills, and learn about the unique security concerns faced by the healthcare industry and related infrastructure providers.

Current lineup of speakers:

  • Ainsley Braun, Co-Founder & CEO, Tinfoil Security
  • Scott Fanning, Senior Director, Product Management – Security, Citrix
  • Jacki Monson, VP, Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer, Sutter Health
  • Anshul Pande, VP, Chief Technology Officer, Stanford Children’s Health | Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

http://svlg.org/policy-areas/health-policy/health-cybersecurity-summit/

 

CyberSecure My Business™ Workshop, Boise, ID

Hosted by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)

In Person (Boise, ID) – July 24, 2018, 8:00 a.m.

Small and medium Businesses (SMBs) are increasingly targeted by cybercriminals. One study found that 61% of SMBs experienced cyberattacks in 2017, but only 21% rated their ability to mitigate cyber risks as highly effective. (Ponemon Institute’s 2017 State of SMB Cybersecurity)

Every business, large or small, for-profit, or nonprofit holds data that has value. The best practices for protecting online accounts are the same for any type of organization. Join us to hear from experts on how to keep your online business data safe from cyber threats and what to do if your business has been a victim of cybercrime.

The morning will feature an interactive scenario-based workshop, educating attendees on how to understand which business assets others want, how to protect those assets, how to detect when something has gone wrong, react quickly with an action plan, and, lastly, how to recover after a breach occurs.

There is no cost to attend. Refreshments will be served.

https://staysafeonline.org/event/cybersecure-business-workshop-boise-id/

 

Taking Action: Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud

Hosted by The National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)

In Person (Rochester Hills, MI) – July 25, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Millions of  Americans  become  victims  of  financial  crimes  every  year.  This  training  will  walk  you  through  the  accessible,  victim-centered  approaches  at  the  heart  of  Taking  Action:  An  Advocate’s  Guide  to  Assisting  Victims  of  Financial  Fraud.  Learn  step-by-step  strategies  for  addressing  four  major  types  of  financial  crime:  Identity  Theft,  Investment  Fraud,  Mortgage  and  Lending  Fraud,  and  Mass  Marketing  Scams.  Attendees  will  receive  a  foundational  background  on  these  four  major  fraud  types,  and  will  learn  about  their  role  as  advocates  when  they  encounter  victims  dealing  with  financial  crime.  We  will  also  discuss  specific  and  concrete  action  steps  that  can  be  taken,  along  with  a  multitude  of  resources  available  to  victims. There is no cost to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Contact:

  • Laura Cook
  • Email: lcook@victimsofcrime.org
  • Phone: 202-467-8768

https://victimsofcrime.org/training/upcoming-training/2018/07/25/default-calendar/taking-action-assisting-victims-of-financial-fraud

 

CyberSecure My Business™ Webinar – Email Authentication Basics

Hosted by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)

Virtual/Online – August 14, 2018, 11:00-12:00 p.m. PST / 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Join NCSA and our partners to learn about how to protect yourself and your business with basic email authentication. What is it? How do you do it? How do you set up company-wide guidelines? Resources are available to help you improve the cybersecurity of your business.

Confirmed Speakers (More TBA)

  • Moderated by Daniel Eliot, Director, Small Business Programs National Cyber Security Alliance
  • Phoebe Rouge, Technologist, Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of Technology Research and Investigation
  • Rizwan Qureshi, Director, Product Management, Network Defense: Messaging Security,Trend Micro

https://staysafeonline.org/event/csmb-webinar-email-authentication-basics/