4th Annual Top of the House Conference
October 4 - 5, 2018

As we have just concluded our 4th Annual Top of the House C-SESP Conference, we are pleased to share with you our session materials, presenter bios, photos and videos.

C-SESP Organization Leaders and Moderators

Loretta Sophocleous, tiaa carmella crawford, adp

Loretta Sophocleous, tiaa
carmella crawford, adp

Loretta and Carmela hosted our 4th Top of the House Conference with great success - with numerous guest speakers, and providing a diverse range of topics and creating dialogue.

Cyber Security -
Creating Awareness

jay patel - Special agent, federal bureau of investigation with Loretta Sophocleous

jay patel - Special agent, federal bureau of investigation with Loretta Sophocleous

C-Suite Executive Assistant Panel
Looking at the EA position from different perspectives.

melba j. duncan, founder & president of the duncan group, inc.

melba j. duncan, founder & president of the duncan group, inc.

Joan Flister, V. Bridget Sarikas and Loretta Sophocleous

Digital Etiquette for Assistants
How our use of technology impacts others.

vickie sokol-Evans, Founder, Red cape company and loretta sophocleous, president, c-sesp

vickie sokol-Evans, Founder, Red cape company
and loretta sophocleous, president, c-sesp

Vickie Sokol-Evans has returned to again share her expertise in MS Office features, tips and tricks and for this annual session - digital etiquette and how we use this ever changing technology, being cognizant of how it impacts others.

Jay Patel presented to our group, creating awareness and addressing the threats we all face in the digital world. Of course, some material could not be shared - he is the FBI you know!. Provided below are some links he has kindly provided to us for the masses to view and spread the awareness. 

1. Scams and Safety: TOP 23 Fraud Schemes: (https://www.fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/common-fraud-schemes)
2. Business Email Compromise - FBI’s Public Service Announcement (https://www.ic3.gov/media/2016/160614.aspx)
3. Ransomware Prevention Guidance (https://pdf.ic3.gov/Ransomware_Trifold_e-version.pdf)
4. FBI Kids (https://www.fbi.gov/fbi-kids)
5. Protected Voices (https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/counterintelligence/foreign-influence/protected-voices)

Easy Tips for Home Computer Users

1.  Stronger Passwords (Use a phrase rather than a word.. i.e. “I like Grammer#1” rather than “$en1enc$”)
          - Passwords alone are outdated – Use multi-factor authentication
         -  Don’t use the same password on different sites
         -  Don’t repeat old passwords (for the reasons I mentioned)
2. Utilize an encrypted Password Vault to store passwords
3. Everyone knows your “mother’s maiden” name, provide a different answer and remember it or write it in your
    password vault
4. Turn Automatic Patching ON
5. Change all default passwords (home router, default Wi-Fi name/password)
6. Maintain period OFF-LINE backups (portable USB hard drive)
7. If possible, keep an isolated computer that is not connected to the internet to store all of your important documents (this will eliminate all of the scary hacks you read about in the news)

Contact the FBI: Our local FBI offices are all about protecting your communities.
List of all of the FBI Field Offices with contact information: (https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices
FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3): (https://www.ic3.gov)
24/7 NOC Center FBI’s CyWatch: 855-292-3937