The Personal Impact of Cybercrime

This is a recording of SecureTheVillage’s webinar on October 8th, 2020, hosted by Stan Stahl, PHD.

Description: “It is all heartbreaking and devastating in so many ways. It’s the combination of how could this happen, how could it be prevented and how do we make sure we can still focus on the critical issues in front of us.” Gil Preuss, CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, said following a $7.5 million hack.

The effect of cybercrime is often measured numerically – dollars lost, amount of data compromised – but the personal toll on those impacted can be devastating, enduring, and often immeasurable. Kimberly Pease has worked with those effected by cybercrime to assist them with not only the technical impact, but the personal impact as well.

Kimberly discusses the ways to protect yourself from the manipulation of cybercriminals, the role human emotion plays in cybercriminal’s success, how employees and consumers can develop new ways to protect themselves and interpret and think about what they read especially in email, and more about the human factor of information security. She talks about what we see, feel and hear in the world at a granular level. She also shares 3 key take-aways to apply immediately:

  1. How to question and verify instructions and emails (and still get your work done)
  2. How to look at things differently to avoid that life-changing event of “getting tricked”
  3. Discussions to have internally with leadership about feeling safe to question instructions, especially when those instructions appear to come from someone in authority

Speaker: Kimberly Pease, CISSP brings a high-energy level and lots of enthusiasm to information security. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Kimberly co-founded Citadel Information Group with SecureTheVillage President Stan Stahl in 2002 to provide information security management services to business and the not-for-profit community.

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