12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
How to protect your enterprise the way the U.S. Secret Service protects the President
The United States Secret Service has been investigating financial crimes since its inception in 1865. Over time, the agency’s mission has expanded to include the protection of our nation’s leaders. Protecting the President of the United States is very similar to the Cybersecurity strategies used by most major businesses, but why are breaches so prevalent?
Throughout our long history of protection, several incidents like the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan, have prompted the Secret Service to implement lessons learned to harden the security of the commander and chief. Learn how to protect your business by employing the same methodology applied by the United States Secret Service. Even when you encounter a cyber incident, you can still prevail!
Additionally, this session will highlight some of the typical schemes used by cybercriminals, BEC, romance scams, and their new conversion to COVID-19 scams.
Hazel Cerra is a twenty year veteran with the United States Secret Service. Agent Cerra was assigned to the Former President William Clinton Protective Detail in Chappaqua, NY, where she spent four years traveling around the world in support of the Clinton Global Initiative.
Agent Cerra works out of the Philadelphia Field Office and is assigned to the Financial and Electronic Crimes Squad, where she investigates counterfeit currency, credit card fraud, identity theft, and cybercrime cases.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from New Jersey City University and she is also currently pursuing an MBA at Johns Hopkins University. Also, Cerra volunteers her time coaching a CyberPatriot and Girls Go Cyber team.