January Virtual Meeting: 

TOPIC: Business Email Compromise/Ransomware

DATE:  January 26, 2022, 11:45am – 1pm

Registration Details:
Members - Free
Non-members - Please Contact our Treasurer and Director of Membership, Gail Moraton, for registration information @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4168672312634992144



Business Email Compromise

Business Email Compromise (BEC) is one of the biggest financial fraud threats facing people
across the country. BEC is especially prevalent in Central Florida. This presentation defines and explains BEC and provides an overview of the various types of BEC schemes.  It covers how to detect such schemes (and thus how to prevent you or your company from becoming a victim) and what to do if you become a victim.   


There has been a significant increase in the number of ransomware attacks since the pandemic started. Ransomware actors are becoming increasingly sophisticated in terms of how they carry out their attacks. This presentation discusses two specific types of ransomware and includes best practices to help protect yourself from a ransomware attack as well as actions you can take if you do become a victim. 


Our speaker for the January meeting is Andrew Sekela, Acting Supervisory Special Agent Private Sector Coordinator from the FBI Tampa Division. Special Agent Andrew Sekela graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served on the USS Batfish, a nuclear-powered attack submarine. Special Agent Sekela completed a five-year tour with the Navy and then worked in the private sector for seven years. After joining the FBI, Special Agent Sekela spent five years at the Washington Field Office (working public corruption and government fraud investigations) and three years as a Supervisory Special Agent assigned to the International Corruption Unit at FBIHQ. Special Agent Sekela is currently assigned to FBI Tampa. For seven years, he supervised a squad of Special Agents, Forensic Accountants, and Intelligence Analysts responsible for investigating white collar crime. He is currently assigned as the Private Sector Coordinator for FBI Tampa. In this role, he is responsible for liaison between the FBI and all non-government entities (including companies, financial institutions, and colleges/universities) in the 18 counties which make up the territory of the FBI Tampa Division.



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We have several new sponsorship and speaking opportunities available. If you, or anyone you know, has an interest in sponsoring and supporting GTBACP, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The cost of an annual sponsorship is $500.


Sponsor Benefits Include:

  • Sponsors logo will be placed in the monthly GTBACP newsletter and on the Chapter website.
  • Sponsor will be recognized at each monthly member meeting (virtually or in-person), when held. Chapter meetings are not held in December.
  • Sponsorship fee will allow up to two (2) meeting attendees from the sponsor organization at no additional cost for one (1) meeting.  Any additional sponsor attendees who are not GTBACP members will be charged at the visitor rate.
  • Sponsor will be given ten (10) minutes prior to one (1) chapter meeting to speak or present to the membership about the company’s products and/or services, and/or share their company’s experiences with the group.
  • For in-person meetings, a table will be set up for the sponsor for one (1) meeting to set up literature, flyers, etc. Sponsor can have giveaways/chachkies for the attendees (We can’t give you a list of attendees, but you can collect business cards for a giveaway.)

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