Recent headlines clearly indicate that California-based Nonprofit organizations are definitely in the bad actor’s sights. They know that there are troves of valuable information to be mined and sold, usually only minimally defended. Sensational reports of major ransomware attacks, disrupted operations and reputational damage are becoming commonplace.

Join Marcum and City National Bank as we separate the fact from fiction and provide an understanding of the best ways to reduce the impact of an attack by a bad actor. We provide you with information about these attacks to help you better understand what has actually occurred as well as specific strategies for how you can better prepare your organization to meet these challenges.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Importance of understanding what data you have, and its value to your organization
  • Key techniques for improving the technical security capabilities including:
    • Basic “block and tackle” controls
    • Patching critical systems
    • Documenting key processes
  • How social engineering attempts try to manipulate human behavior to cause someone to share information or take a damaging action
  • Value and different ways of training your staff to recognize normal versus malicious interactions
  • Why controlling access to your systems and data through the use of multifactor authentication (MFA) can thwart bad actors


Roger Bulosan, CPA, CFE, Partner, Nonprofit Industry Leader, Marcum LLP


Frederick Johnson, Vice President, Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics, Marcum Technology
Brian Fricke, SVP, Chief Information Security Officer, City National Bank