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Whaling and Business Email Compromise Scams

October 25, 2017
5:00 PM PDT to 8:00 PM PDT
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The California Club
538 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Whaling and Business Email Compromise Scams

An overview of a prevalent fraud scheme affecting business professionals and businesses and the best practices for thwarting scammers. 


Anna Winningham, CISSP®
Executive Vice President

Anna M. Winningham is a former Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During her 13 year tenure with the FBI she served as a case agent and a Supervisory Special Agent, overseeing multiple longterm, complex investigations including organized crime, drug, counterterrorism, kidnapping and extortion investigations. In her last assignment with the FBI, Ms. Winningham was the Supervisory Special Agent for the Crisis Response Squad of the Los Angeles Field Office. Her responsibilities included oversight and management of the Evidence Response Team, the Crisis Negotiations Team, the Special Weapons and Tactics Team, and the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) response components.

Ms. Winningham has an expertise in strategic planning and response, to include continuity of operations, disaster recovery, incident management, crisis resolution, and tactical response of security and crisis management operations. She has managed critical incidents, planned and coordinated protection details for U.S. Government officials, and supervised tactical operations. As a former FBI Special Agent, Ms. Winningham has received extensive training in the proper collection and preservation of evidence, to include electronic evidence, managing surveillance processes, and managing investigative interviews.

Following her career with the FBI, Ms. Winningham has provided investigative, CSO and CISO and services to RCS’ private and corporate clients. She has served as an expert witness on multiple matters, to include workplace violence, IT security and forensics investigations.

Ms. Winningham stays current with the latest security practices by successfully completing the requirements to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). This is an advanced level certification for IT professionals recognized worldwide for their standards of excellence.

She also maintains her long?term association with FBI executive management, and is an active member of the Society of Former Special Agents and the FBI’s InfraGard.

Ms. Winningham has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas – El Paso, where she specialized in Soviet and East European Politics. She also attended the Russian School at Middlebury College, Vermont. She is a military veteran, having served in the U.S. Army as an Ordnance Officer and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division.

The learning portion of the evening will qualify for 2 hours of CPE (Continuing Professional Education). 

5:00 to 6:00 PM: Registration and Networking
6:00 to 8:00 PM: Meeting, Dinner, and Discussion
Ticket price includes dinner, beverages, and dessert. Entrée choices are Veggie, Chicken, or Salmon.

538 S. Flower Street 
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Please do not park at the California Club itself.

Established in 1887, the beautiful California Club is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and will serve as an outstanding home for our monthly meetings. 

The California Club is located at 538 South Flower Street in Los Angeles.  Many parking structures are located within one block of the Club, the nearest (next door) being the Westlawn Garage at 524 South Flower Street.  The after 4:00PM rate at the Westlawn Garage is $8.  The dress code is business casual (no denim, shorts, sneakers, etc.)

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$70.00 LA ACFE Chapter Member
$60.00 Earlybird rate before October 15

$80.00 Non-LA ACFE Chapter Members
$70.00 Earlybird rate before October 15

$70.00 Full-time Student Ticket
$60.00 Earlybird rate before October 15