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Business Email Compromise: Prevention and Verification to Mitigate Loss

Business Email Compromise: Prevention and Verification to Mitigate Loss

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Webinar Qualifies For

1 CPE credit of Auditing for all CPAs

1 CPE credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)

1 CPE credit for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)

1 CPD credit (Verifiable) for Canadian CPAs

1 CPE credit for Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)

1 CPE credit for Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs)

1 CPE credit for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)

1 CPE credit for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)

1 CPD credit (Verifiable) for CPA/CFF

1 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals / Bookkeepers / Accountants

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  • Business E-Mail Compromise
    10 mins
  • Business E-Mail Compromise Timeline
    18 mins
  • What is BEC Fraud
    29 mins
  • What can we do?
    36 mins
  • Wrapping Up
    47 mins

Course Description

The COVID pandemic has changed the way of the business and the business execution. However, perpetrators have tried to make the best of this situation. Business email compromise has been one of the most utilized approaches by the perpetrators.  

Business email compromise attacks are a form of cyber-crime. It uses email fraud to attack the commercial, government, and non-profit organizations to achieve a specific outcome that negatively impacts the target organization. It is designed to impersonate senior executives and trick employees, customers, or vendors into wiring payment for goods or services to alternate bank accounts. Business Email Compromise has increased almost 50% since the beginning of the pandemic. Because of the shifts in workplace location and reassignment of duties, organizations are incredibly vulnerable.

Simple social engineering, spear-phishing, phishing, and other Man-in-the-Middle attacks are getting large dollar amounts incredibly quickly.

This Auditing Online CPE webinar covers the following key topics:

  • What is Business Email Compromise
  • Common tactics used to perpetrate Email fraud
  • Warning signs to help detect suspicious activity
  • Control methods for validating communication for your organization
  • The necessary controls for Vendor Verification and Information Change
  • Application of concepts through case studies

This online CPE webinar provides an opportunity for you to understand how these types of fraud are happening and learn some valuable tactics for protecting your business.

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Learning Objectives

  • To define Business Email Compromise
  • To explore common tactics being used to perpetrate this type of fraud
  • To identify warning signs to help detect suspicious activity
  • To equip your organization with control methods for validating communication
  • To explore the necessary controls for Vendor Verification and Information Change
  • To explore real-life application (or loss) through several case studies

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting and audit managers/practitioners
  • Accounting Managers
  • Accounts Director
  • Assistant Controllers
  • Auditors
  • Business Owner
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chartered Professional Accountant
  • Compliance Managers
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Risk Managers
  • Young CPA