Since 2013, cyber criminals have attacked over 17,000 businesses via business email scams with losses totaling over $2.3 billion. Sophisticated cyber actors exploit vulnerabilities to steal information and money, and a range of traditional crimes are now being perpetrated through cyberspace. An estimated 80% of businesses are not adequately prepared for a cyber crime attack. Are you and your clients? Our experts, Rich Endicott, President of Biltmore Bank, and Martin Hellmer, Supervisor of the FBI's Cyber Task Force in Phoenix, Arizona, will help you learn about emerging cyber crime risks and ways you can help protect your practice and your clients’ businesses.
Rich Endicott brings four decades of banking experience to his role as President of The Biltmore Bank of Arizona. Located in the Biltmore area of Phoenix, Ariz., Biltmore Bank serves the needs of commercial businesses throughout the state. Before leading Biltmore, Rich served as Market President and directed the company’s sales and marketing efforts throughout Arizona. He also served as the President of the bank’s Scottsdale operations. Before joining Biltmore in 2008, Rich was Senior Vice President and market manager for M&I Bank’s 15 banks in the Scottsdale and Tucson markets. Prior to relocating to Arizona in May 2000, Rich served as an executive in Deutsche Bank’s financial services division where he was responsible for business development across the U.S. and Canada.
Martin E. Hellmer, Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) currently supervises the FBI's Cyber Task Force in Phoenix, Arizona. SSA Hellmer previously served as a supervisor in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, and as an investigator of terrorism and white collar crimes in the FBI's Washington, DC, Field Office. Prior to joining the FBI in 2002, SSA Hellmer practiced as a Certified Public Accountant.
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