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ONLINE Webinar: The Emerging Cybersecurity Risks as a Result of COVID-19

  • 06 Aug 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM (PDT)


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The Emerging Cybersecurity Risks as a Result of COVID-19

Companies directing employees to work from home because of the pandemic face a host of cybersecurity issues.” – Business Insurance, March 17, 2020


The COVID-19 outbreak has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, causing huge impact on people’s lives, families and communities. As a result, we are seeing both the likelihood and impact of cyber-attacks increasing. We are also beginning to see the nature of the threat changing, as attackers exploit uncertainty, unprecedented situations, and rapid IT and organizational change.

  • What are the common cyber-attack techniques?
  • How to help your employees fight cyber attacks
  • How to transition to work-from-home securely
  • Cybersecurity strategies to emerge stronger

The Speakers:

Cesarius Yakub is a Senior Manager with PwC’s Cybersecurity, Privacy & Forensics  Advisory practice, based out of Irvine, CA. He has been with the Firm for over 9 years. He focuses on helping clients in strategy through execution on various Cybersecurity domains while focusing on enterprise data protection and cybersecurity architecture. 

Cesarius’ experience includes risk & maturity assessment, strategy definition, privacy,  and implementation of various security technologies such as, Sensitive Data Protection (Tokenization and Encryption), Endpoint and Cloud Data Loss Prevention, and Endpoint Protection. 

Cesarius holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Calpoly Pomona and M.S. in Information Technology from CalState Fullerton. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) by ISC2.

Emmett Needels is a Consultant with PwC’s Cybersecurity, Privacy & Forensics Advisory practice, based out of San Francisco, CA. He has been with the Firm for 2 years. He focuses on helping clients within the Financial Service space strengthen and enhance their data protection capabilities. 

His experience includes the assessment and implementation of various security technologies including but not limited to Identity & Access Management, Sensitive Data Protection (Tokenization & Encryption), Data Loss Prevention, Endpoint Protection, and Cloud Security Access Broker.

Emmett holds a B.A. from UC Davis and is a Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer and a AWS Certified Solutions Architect.

Continuing Education: 

  • 2 CE for AIF Certification (pending)
  • 2 CE for ASPPA certifications
  • 2 CEC for NIPA certifications
  • 2 CPE for CEBS
  • 1.75 hours MCLE for California attorneys
  • 2 hours for California CPAs
  • 2 CE for CFP (pending)
  • 2 CE for CRPS (pending)
  • 2 hour for ERPA and Enrolled Agents 
  • 2 CE JBEA certifications

  Early bird Cost: $65 for members, $90 for non-members. 

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