Cyber Crooks and Crime
Preparing for and Protecting Against Cyber Threats and Attacks
Episode 1 – Stay Informed and Alert
There is no end in sight for cybercrime – the crooks are getting wiser and more daring. Learn how to reduce the risk of a cyberattack by staying well-informed and alert with leading authorities in cybersecurity and cyber law.
Know how to safeguard and protect your customers, employees and brand from the cybercrooks and their costly crimes. Meet “Cybercrooks and Crime” series commentators Brian Lamoureux, a cybersecurity and social media and digital law attorney with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC and Kevin Ricci, who has more than 20 years of experience in the cyber and IT field and a leader in the cybersecurity practice at Citrin Cooperman.
Episode 2 – Know the Landscape
Cyber data breaches are rampant and on the rise. Business email compromise (BEC)attacks like spoofing and phishing are widespread. To minimize cyber attacks of all types, there are steps organizations can take.
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This original podcast series takes a deep dive inside the cybersecurity landscape – from identifying cyber crooks and hackers and how cybercrime threatens the very existence of an enterprise, to the best way to make informed decisions to safeguard and protect an organization’s customers, employees, and brand from cyber crooks and costly crimes.
Meet the Series Commentators
Brian J. Lamoureux, Esq.
Brian J. Lamoureux is a cybersecurity and social media and digital law attorney with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC.
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Kevin Ricci, CISA, MCSE, CRISC, QSA
Kevin Ricci has more than 20 years of experience in the cyber and IT field and is a leader in the cybersecurity practice at Citrin Cooperman.
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Cybersecurity is a priority for all organizations. To address the heavy risk and cost of a cyberattack, Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC and Citrin Cooperman teamed up to produce an original series of informational podcasts featuring PLDO Partner Brian J. Lamoureux, a leading voice and frequent commentator on social media and digital law and cybersecurity legal issues, and Kevin Ricci, CISA, CRISC, MCSE, QSA, a leader in the cybersecurity practice at Citrin Cooperman.
The “Cyber Crooks and Crime” podcast series takes a deep dive into the cybersecurity landscape, how hackers behave and how best to make informed decisions to safeguard and protect your organization’s customers, employees and brand.
Episodes cover topics including:
• Cybercrime Environment
• How to Avoid Falling Prey to Cybercrime
• Cybersecurity Planning Techniques
• Cyber Risk Assessment Best Practices
• Emerging Threats on the Dark Web
• Reforming the “Wild West” of Digital Data
• Workforce Training Solutions
• Preventative Steps to Minimize Risk
Brian J. Lamoureux
Brian J. Lamoureux is a Partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara, LLC and a member of the Employment, Litigation, Cyber Law and Corporate & Business Teams. His extensive practice areas include complex commercial litigation, employment law, construction law, social media law, and creditors’ rights. In addition to being an accomplished business litigator, he is a frequent guest speaker, published author and broadcast commentator on cybersecurity and social and digital media legal issues in the news, having made appearances on WPRI-TV, WJAR-TV, WPRO-AM, MYRI-TV, and NECN-TV.
Attorney Lamoureux also created and teaches an MBA-level course called “Digital and Social Media in the Business Environment” at his alma mater, Providence College, where he is a Practitioner Faculty member. In 2011, he was honored for his achievements by Providence Business News as a “40 Under Forty” award recipient. Attorney Lamoureux holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island and earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law. At the same time, he received a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is qualified to serve as a receiver in Rhode Island Superior Court. To contact Attorney Lamoureux, please call 401-824-5100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin Ricci is a Director at Citrin Cooperman with more than 20 years of experience in the information technology field. As part of the firm’s Technology and Risk Advisory Consulting practice, Kevin offers clients specialized technology expertise and cybersecurity solutions, including consulting, security training, project management, database development, data analysis, and compliance services including PCI DSS and HIPAA, IT auditing, and Sarbanes-Oxley IT support.
Episode I: Cyber Crooks and Crime – Stay Informed and Alert
The age of big data translates to even bigger risk for businesses of all sizes. While smaller companies are hard hit by cyberattacks, midsize companies with annual revenues of $50 million to $300 million accounted for a fifth of cyber incidents, according to the US Chamber & RSM US 2018 Cybersecurity Report Q1. There is no end in sight for cybercrime – the crooks are getting wiser and more daring.
In this introductory episode of Cyber Crooks and Crime, you will meet the series commentators Brian Lamoureux, a cybersecurity and social media and digital law attorney with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC, and Kevin Ricci, CISA, CRISC, MCSE, QSA, who has more than 20 years of experience in the cyber and IT field and is a leader in the cybersecurity practice at Citrin Cooperman. Together, the two professionals bring decades of experience in their fields and have worked with organizations of all sizes to help them reduce the risk of a cyberattack by staying well-informed, alert and in compliance with laws and regulations. Brian and Kevin are considered leading authorities and are frequent speakers and authors on the topics of cybersecurity and cyber law, including how to safeguard and protect an organizations customers, employees and brand from cybercrooks and costly crimes.
Episode II: Cyber Crooks and Crime – Know the Cyber Crime Landscape
During 2018, we saw a 350% increase in ransomware attacks, a 250% increase in spoofing or business email compromise (BEC) attacks and a 70% increase in spear-phishing attacks in companies overall. Further, the average cost of a cyber-data breach rose from $4.9 million in 2017 to $7.5 million in 2018, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
What You Will Learn:
• Clarity and understanding of terms like ransomware, spoofing and phishing and why businesses are experiencing an increase in these activities.
• Exposure to the rampant increase and frequency of cyber data breaches and how businesses can assess their IT environments to avoid a data breach.
• Considerations for workforce training and the various types of cybersecurity education and training are available to raise awareness with employees.
• Elements of cybersecurity planning and reducing the risk of privacy rights issues.