How to Prevent Business Email Compromise & Financial Loss – Webinar

By Hoge Fenton | 05.25.2023 | Privacy and Data Security

In this live webinar, industry veterans from the legal, data security, digital forensics, and law enforcement sectors will discuss methods that hackers use to compromise business email accounts and carry out fraudulent activities such as ACH or wire transfers. Known as business email compromise (“BEC”), the panel will share examples of BEC incidents to illustrate tactics used, such as “social engineering” using credentials found on the dark net/dark web, current trends in BEC fraudulent transactions, and ways you can prevent BEC incidents from happening to your organization.

Join Scott Hellman, FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Julie Lewis, CEO of Digital Mountain, and Stephanie Sparks, Hoge Fenton Privacy and Data Security Attorney, as they discuss:



  • Immediate steps to take when a BEC happens
  • Insurance considerations and what you need to do to ensure coverage
  • Key cases involving BEC and who pays for the financial loss

This complimentary webinar qualifies for 1 hour of MCLE credit

Meet Our Advisors

Scott Hellman is a Supervisory Special Agent and has been investigating criminal and national security cybercrime for 15 years with the FBI. He earned a Bachelor’s in chemistry, a J.D. from the University of Baltimore, and now leads a team of cybercrime investigators in the San Francisco Bay area.

Julie Lewis is President, CEO, and Founder of Digital Mountain, a provider of digital forensics, eDiscovery, and cybersecurity services. She has over 30 years of experience working in the high technology industry.

Stephanie Sparks will be moderating our panel. She is a shareholder at Hoge Fenton and founded the firm’s Intellectual Property and Privacy & Data Security practice groups. Stephanie counsels companies on privacy laws and helps them create and implement administrative, technical, and physical safeguards for data security.

The webinar is provided as an educational service by Hoge Fenton. The information discussed is an overview only and should not be construed as legal advice or advice to take any specific action. Please be sure to consult a knowledgeable professional for assistance with your particular legal issue. © 2023 Hoge Fenton

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