September Dinner Meeting - Tuesday September 12, 2017

Join us as Michael Sohn from the FBI talks about Cyber crime case studies. Business Email Compromise (BEC) is defined as a sophisticated scam targeting businesses working with foreign suppliers and/or businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments. The scam is carried out by compromising legitimate... More »

Your ISACA Los Angeles Chapter has recently been awarded the Communications Commendation Award for 2015--the third year we received a similar award since it was launched. In 2013 we also received the K. Wayne Snipes Award Honorable Mention! More »

ISACA LA members participating in the LA Regional Food Bank to give back to the community. More »

2016 Volunteer Party

We celebrated the ISACA LA Chapter’s Volunteer Party at Universal Studios & City Walk on July 16, 2016. This was the 47th year for our chapter and for all of ISACA–since the LA Chapter is the first chapter. More »

 

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Our chapter’s very own Past President and Chief Compliance Officer, Cheryl Santor– and former Information Security Manager of Metropolitan Water District of SoCal – has posted a blog on “Ransomware Do’s And Don’ts” that you won’t want to miss:
https://www.isaca.org/Knowledge-Center/Blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=807

ISACA LA Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm – Registration & Networking
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Dinner & Networking
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Program

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Dinner Meeting Topic:

Cybercrime Case Studies and Lessons Learned

 

Business Email Compromise (BEC) is defined as a sophisticated scam targeting businesses working with foreign suppliers and/or businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments. The scam is carried out by compromising legitimate business e-mail accounts through social engineering or computer intrusion techniques to conduct unauthorized transfers of funds. Most victims report using wire transfers as a common method of transferring funds for business purposes; however, some victims report using checks as a common method of payment. The fraudsters will use the method most commonly associated with their victim’s normal business practices. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has been tracking BEC statistics since October, 2013. As of December 31, 2016, the total loss due to BEC crimes is approximately $5.2 Billion from over 131 different countries. In the greater Los Angeles area, the loss is estimated to be more than $5.3 million per month.


 

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 Michael Sohn, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

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Michael Sohn, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

Michael Sohn is currently leading a squad at the FBI Los Angeles Field Division that is responsible for investigating computer and high-technology crimes. His investigative experience includes cyber terrorism, nation-state and criminal cyber intrusion matters. Prior to his employment with the FBI, he worked as a Cyber Counterintelligence Officer for the Department of the Army, a Counter Terrorism 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.


3:30-5:00 Pre-Meeting — There will be no pre-meeting


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