Recorded on 03/04/2021

Cybercrime & Unemployment Fraud with BlackCloak

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Recorded March 4, 2021.

Over the past year, cybercriminals have migrated their identity theft attacks to focus on new weak points triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. State and local governments have been woefully unprepared for the onslaught of false unemployment claims and false small business loans being filed, leaving us to feel more vulnerable to these threats than ever.

In this session with BlackCloak – Cresset’s preferred Concierge Cybersecurity service – Dr. Chris Pierson, CEO and Founder, helps us learn to protect ourselves from these attacks. As a former special government employee for the Department of Homeland Security in its cybersecurity, data privacy and integrity advisory divisions, Dr. Pierson shares his insights into how we are being targeted, how to protect ourselves from being a target, and what we can do once an attack occurs. Leading the conversation is Cresset Founder and Co-Chairman Eric Becker, a client of BlackCloak himself. Learn how your family’s digital life can benefit from our partnership with BlackCloak.

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About Dr. Chris Pierson

Dr. Chris Pierson is the Founder & CEO of BLACKCLOAK - a concierge cybersecurity protection suite for high-net-worth individuals and top C-Suite executives. BLACKCLOAK protects its customers from financial loss, cybercrime, hacking, reputational damage, privacy exposure, and identity theft as they are among the most preyed upon targets in the world.

Chris has been on the front lines of cybersecurity and fighting cybercrime for over 20 years. His experience includes fighting fraud and hackers at the world’s 3rd largest bank, working as a Special Government Employee for the Department of Homeland Security on its Cybersecurity Subcommittee and Data Privacy & Integrity Advisory Committee, as the President of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Arizona Infragard (information sharing organization), and in various other roles as a Chief Information Security Officer and General Counsel for financial companies supporting the top 10 banks. He and his teams have received numerous awards from the U.S. Secret Service, CSO50, and top cybersecurity companies like FireEye, and he is a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute.

Dr. Pierson has over 20 years of experience building and leading cybersecurity and privacy programs. Chris was a founding executive of Viewpost, a FinTech payments company, serving as their CISO and General Counsel and was also the first Chief Privacy Officer, SVP for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) U.S. operations leading its privacy and data protection program. Chris was also a corporate attorney for Lewis and Roca where he established its CyberSecurity Practice representing companies who were hacked and fell victim to data breaches.

Chris is a globally recognized keynote speaker & cybersecurity thought leader, board advisor for startups, and is frequently quoted by the media on cybersecurity & privacy.


Dr. Chris Pierson

Dr. Chris Pierson

CEO & Founder of BlackCloak

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