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The Central Texas Chapter RIMS is an association of risk professionals that promotes risk management through education and networking for a community involved in risk management to support and strengthen the risk management community in Central Texas.
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  • Cyber Extortion: Case Studies and Business Email Compromise

    Thursday, December 10, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT
    Join CTC RIMS for Our Annual Membership Meeting,  Educational Webinar & Networking Happy Hour Free for CTC RIMS Members/$10 non-Members Webinar 2-4pm  |  Happy Hour 4-5pm* Cyber extortion events are on the rise and pose a threat to organizations. Join us to learn more about what to expect from both an organizational and technical response to cyber extortion events. Kurt Suhs will share real world experiences and provide information about what an organization can expect and best practices. Clay Blankenship will provide a technical deep dive into how a phishing attack affects your organization’s information technology systems and what your information security personnel are doing to identify and mitigate an intrusion. Speakers: Clay Blankenship Managing Director - Ankura As Managing Director, Incident Response Analyst, retired detective, cybercrimes investigator and digital forensics trainer, Clay has amassed a wealth of experience high technology crime investigations. To date, Clay has worked in many major U.S. cities and several foreign countries around the world. Prior to joining Ankura, Clay was an engagement lead and analyst at IBM. Prior to that, Clay was a detective with the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office where he specialized in computer crime investigations. Clay headed the computer crime unit and was the department liaison to the National White-Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Northern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). Clay has received specialized computer crime and forensics training from the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialist (IACIS), the International Society of Computer Forensics Examiners (ISFCE), ICAC, Sumuri, SANS, AccessData, and BitSec Global Forensics, and Carnegie Melon University, Clay has been recognized as a trainer and instructor in basic computer forensics by IACIS and the ISFCE. At Ankura, Clay is currently working as Managing Director and manages the teams handling the incident response investigations for Ankura customers across North America and abroad who are experiencing computer and network security threats. Kurtis E. Suhs Founder and Managing Director - Cyber Special Ops, LLC Mr. Suhs serves as the Founder and Managing Director for Cyber Special Ops, LLC, a cyber risk company that provides its clients with Concierge Cyber®, a revolutionary new delivery solution for cyber risk services modeled on concierge medicine. For a modest annual fee, Cyber Special Ops clients become members of a practice that provides pre- and post-cyber loss control bundled services through a team of highly credentialed third-party service providers at pre-negotiated rates. Kurt has over 35 years of experience in the insurance and financial services sectors and helped launch the first cyber insurance product in 1997. Prior to founding Cyber Special Ops, Kurt served as SVP and Cyber Chief Underwriting Officer for 9 years at Ironshore Insurance, a Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, where he was responsible for innovating cyber insurance products and risk management solutions across all lines of coverage on a global basis. Earlier in his career Kurt was an Investigator with the FDIC where he investigated financial institution fraud and professional liability claims for failed banks. He also represented the FDIC in the New England Bank Fraud Working Group, assisted the FBI in criminal investigations, and performed FIRREA forfeitures and seizures. He taught courses on financial institution fraud, directors’ and officers’ liability insurance, criminal restitution recovery and civil asset forfeitures at the FDIC’s national training facility in Washington D.C. *Happy Hour is for CTC RIMS Members Join us for a holiday cocktail or mocktail with an expert from Sourced Craft Cocktails .   The first 25 CTC RIMS members to register will receive a link to order a complimentary cocktail or mocktail kit.  Must be within the delivery area and able to accept the delivery on December 10th between 10am-2pm.   Thank you Marsh Wortham for sponsoring this fun event! Guest will choose one of the following: Starry Night – Premium Vodka, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, homemade elderflower syrup, topo chico Berry Mule – Premium Vodka, fresh-squeezed lime juice, homemade cranberry syrup, ginger beer Pecan Old Fashioned – Premium Whiskey, homemade dark molasses syrup, black walnut bitters Blackberry Crush (Mocktail) – homemade blackberry syrup, fresh lemon juice, sparkling water Each drink option has 4 drinks total so enough for you and a significant other to raise a toast with us.

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Central Texas RIMS Members now attend chapter educational luncheons free!  Check out our membership page for information on how to join.

What is ERM?

Our education committee created an overview of the seven areas of risk addressed in enterprise risk management. Watch the video to learn if your company has all seven areas covered.

Golf Fundraiser

Our 2019 was a great success thanks to our sponsors and golfers!  We look forward to seeing you all October 30th for our 2020 fundraiser.


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  • Please SAVE THE DATE for our next RIMS Fairfield-Westchester meeting:

    Year EndHappy Hour Meeting” December 2nd, 4pm – 6pm:

    The Title of the meeting is Social Engineering:  How the Risks May be Changing for WFH? 


    Jamie Kagan, Moderator

    Steve Leggett, Practice Leader at Willis Towers Watson

    Jonathon Meer, Wilson Elser

    Meeting Agenda:

    I.  Shevaun to announce Donations being given by our Chapter to the following non-profits:

      1. Spencer Education
      2. Feeding Westchester
      3. Person 2 Person

    We would like to encourage everyone to visit their websites and consider making a donation on behalf of your Company or individually.  2020 has been very challenging for all firms and especially hard on non-profit organizations that rely on donations from events such as our Annual Golf Outing.

    II.  2021 Proposed BOD and Advisory Listing
    III. Social Engineering:  How the Risks May be Changing for WFH? 
    IV.  Happy Hour (Mystery Trivia Contest)


    Zoom Details to be forthcoming next week from RIMS.