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Title: In Pursuit of Cyber Criminals


This episode of the Information Security Podcast features an interview with Special Agent Ryan Macfarlane from the FBI’s Cyber Crime Unit with host Rob Nettgen (@Robert_Nettgen).  The conversation discusses the role of the FBI in the “battle” against Cyber Criminals and how an organization can leverage the services of the FBI in the event of a Cyber Security Incident.

Key Discussion Points and Actionable Items:

Reporting issues, such as Wire Fraud, to the FBI within 48 hours to improve the chances of recovering losses. 

The importance of establishing a working relationship with the FBI before a cyber incident so they can assist in the event of a cyber incident by contacting the local FBI where your organization is located.

Validation that no organization, regardless of the size or industry, is “immune” from being a target of cyber crime due to the business ecosystem and the use of technology to support business transactions.

The proliferation of Ransomware and the ability of the FBI to assist with these types of incidents.

The benefit of using Multifactor Authentication (MFA) to reduce the likelihood of Social Engineering and Email Fraud.

Sponsored By:

ASMGi (@ASMGi_CLE) and

Briteskies (@NoBrownCow) and

Recorded and Production By:

Evergreen Podcasts (@StreamEvergreen) at and production assistance provided by Frank Yako (@fyako).

Additional Information and Resources:

For additional information on the Information Security Summit, please visit us on the web at or on Twitter (@InfoSecurSummit).  Planning is underway for the Summit 2020 scheduled for October 26 through October 30, 2020, please join us!

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