Michael Haghighat and Ms. Deepa Gupta from Globalview Advisors attended the Orange County Chapter of Financial Executives International (OC-FEI) Dinner Meeting held at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach. The evening’s topic on “The Cyber Adversary: How You and Your Company Can Be Compromised,” was presented by Michael A. de Geus, a credit card/identity theft/financial crime and cyber security specialist with the United States Secret Service, Los Angeles Field Office. Michael de Geus splits his time between helping companies identify cybersecurity breaches (source, technique, breadth and depth), and helping organizations understand sources and techniques used by “hackers” so they can strengthen their defenses. Although the speaker’s many examples, interesting videos, threats, as well as the means to deal with those threats was technical in nature, it emphasized how CFOs and other executives who care about their company’s business interruption, costs, and reputation are impacted by such threats and breaches.

Globalview Advisors has been a proud sponsor of the OC-FEI since 2013, as well as the San Diego Chapter since 2012. The OC-FEI is the premier organization for financial executives in the Orange County area. OC-FEI promotes interaction among its members and holds programs and workshops to enhance their professional knowledge and qualification.