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Best Practices to Prevent Cyber Fraud

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
11 AM - 12 PM
Cost: $35
Credits Available: CML - see below


Registration closes Monday, April 20 at 12 PM. This webinar will be recorded, and all preregistered attendees will receive a link to view the recording. Read about scholarship opportunities.

Webinar Overview

Could a major cybersecurity incident happen to your agency? If it did, how costly could it be? Public sector agencies are the third most common victims of cyberattacks and the average cost of a successful public sector cyberattack is $8.2 million. From vendor fraud to phishing,  learn more about how prepare your agency to weather a cyber intrusion.

Educational Objectives

Local governments in Washington have recently been hit hard by email-initiated cybercrimes including vendor fraud, payroll fraud, phishing attacks, and other identity deception schemes. In this webinar, you’ll learn about the latest trends in cybercrime with an emphasis on payment fraud. You’ll hear from an FBI cybersecurity investigator, a national expert on vendor fraud, and the Finance Director from the City of Ellensburg on how to prevent and respond to a growing cyber threat to local governments. You’ll receive examples of internal control forms and contract language that you can adapt for your agency’s use and concrete suggestions for internal training.

Who Should Attend?

Local government IT and finance staff, supervisors, managers, police and other staff working to keep electronic and fiscal systems safe from outside interference


  • Kevin Brennan, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Kevin is currently assigned to the FBI’s Seattle Field Office to investigate computer intrusions. He is also an FBI cyber instructor, teaching about cybercrime investigations to local, state, federal, and international law enforcement agencies.  He joined the FBI in 2006.  Prior to this, he worked for IBM Global Services.
  • Crane Hassold, Sr. Director of Threat Research, Agari. Crane works in Threat Research at Agari, a national firm that protects organizations against phishing, business email compromise scams, and other advanced email threats. Prior to joining the private sector, Crane served as an Analyst at the Federal Bureau of Investigation for more than 11 years, providing strategic and tactical analytical support to cyber, financial crime, and violent crime cases.
  • Jerica Pascoe, Finance Director, City of Ellensburg. Jerica manages the Finance Department and all financial accounting, reporting, revenue collection and disbursement, tax filing, and cash management/investment functions for the city. She has direct experience with response to local government vendor email fraud.
  • Tracy Burrows, Executive Director, MRSC. Tracy will serve as the webinar moderator..


Refund policy: Refunds of the webinar fee will be provided minus a $5.00 administrative fee if registration is canceled by 12 PM on Monday, April 20. If you are registered for the webinar and unable to attend, you will still be able to view the recorded webinar afterwards. However, if you cancel your registration, you will not receive a link to the recording.