2018 February Dinner Meeting -- 1 PDU

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February 27, 2018

Presentation Description

Social engineering attacks are not only becoming more common against enterprises and Small and Medium Size businesses, but they're also increasingly sophisticated. With hackers devising ever-more clever methods for fooling employees and individuals into handing over valuable company data, enterprises must use due diligence in an effort to stay two steps ahead of cyber criminals.Social engineering attacks typically involve some form of psychological manipulation, fooling otherwise unsuspecting users or employees into handing over confidential or sensitive data. Commonly, social engineering involves email or other communication that invokes urgency, fear, or similar emotions in the victim, leading the victim to promptly reveal sensitive information, click a malicious link, or open a malicious file. Because social engineering involves a human element, preventing these attacks can be tricky for enterprises.

Billy Spears and Eddie Galang will share their knowledge, expertise and the methods they use to keep loanDepot safe from phishing.

Speaker Bio(s)

Billy Spears: Billy Spears serves as the Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and is responsible for overseeing enterprise cyber security, privacy and records management practices at loanDepot. He is a respected industry leader with more than 20 years as a collaborative business partner that possesses deep expertise in the cyber security, privacy and risk management fields. Billy has a passion for architecting and implementing strategic solutions that build trust, enable resilience and incorporate core principles that drive transformation and simplify business processes.

Billy has held similar positions with Hyundai Capital America, General Electric, Dell, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the United States Marine Corps. 

Eddie Galang: Eddie Galang currently serves as the Vice President of CyberSecurity at loanDepot, LLC, a privately-held national consumer lender with a financial technology and dynamic product delivery platform serving to empower consumers. With more than 23 years of extensive experience in Information Security and IT Operations. He has a proven track record in developing enterprise security solutions/strategies while staying aligned with business objectives. He continues to play a critical role in the transformation of Information Security enabling innovation for the business while safeguarding the organization.


DoubleTree Irvine Spectrum, 90 Pacifica, Irvine, CA 92618


5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Registration and Networking
6:30 p.m. - 7:20 p.m. Dinner, announcements and sponsor presentations
7:30 p.m. - 8:25 p.m. Presentation (1 PDU)
8:25 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wrap up and Raffle

Parking: Free.

Registration Deadline: 11:59 PM on February 26, 2018

PDU: 1


Dinner and Presentation Cost

Early Bird Pricing: $35.00 PMI Members, $40.00 Non-Members ends Friday, February 23rd at 12:00 PM
Advanced Pricing: $40.00 PMI Members, $45.00 Non-Members ends Monday, February 26th at 12:00 PM
On-line Registration ends Monday, February 26th at 11:59 PM.

At the Door/Walk-in Pricing:

At the Door/Walk-in Pricing: $50.00 Members/Non-Members
Though the hotel prepares additional meals over our committed attendee count, walk-ins are not guaranteed dinner

Option: Presentation Only Cost
In Advance: $15.00 Members / $20.00 Non-Members
At the Door/Walk-in Pricing: $15.00 Members / $20.00 Non-Members

Online registration at the "Early Bird" pricing is available until 12:00pm noon PT four days before the scheduled event. “Advanced" pricing is available until 12:00pm noon PT 1 day before the scheduled event. Reservations made after that time will be charged the "At the Door/Walk-in" pricing and must be made in person on day-of at the event. For online registrations, we accept only credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express using PayPal) and payment must be paid in full at the time of registration. For walk-in registrations, we accept cash and checks only. If you register for an event online and receive an error message or are unsure if something is wrong, please send an email to support.request@pmi-oc.org as soon as possible

Cancellation Policy

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Event Properties

Event Date 02-27-2018 5:30 pm
Event End Date 02-27-2018 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date 02-04-2018 11:00 pm
Cut off date 02-26-2018 11:55 pm
Individual Price $45.00
DoubleTree Irvine Spectrum
90 Pacifica, Irvine, CA 92618
DoubleTree Irvine Spectrum
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