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    February Chapter Meeting

    Date: February 28, 2024, 12:00pm
    173 Illinois Route 2, Dixon IL 61021
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    Program (Agenda)

    Helping Employees Recognize Social Engineering Threats – Best Practices for Staff Training and Testing

    Email phishing, telephone scams, and even physical access attacks have become increasingly prevalent and sophisticated threats in today’s interconnected world. Human hacking is your weakest link. This session will discuss how to improve your employee cybersecurity awareness training to mitigate the risk of social engineering attacks. 

    Learning objectives:

    • Understand strategies to improve your cybersecurity awareness program
    • Learn best practices for testing employees to defend against social engineering attacks
    • Develop key metrics and understand how to report the effectiveness of training and testing


    Mark Scholl is a Principal at Wipfli CPAs and Consultants, Information Technology located in Sterling, Illinois. With over 40 years of technology experience, Mark specializes in all aspects of technology services for the firm, primarily in the financial institutions industry, including cybersecurity, IT risk management, and IT training.  He is a frequent speaker at conferences, seminars, webinars, and podcasts on various information technology and cybersecurity topics.  Mark is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). In addition, Mark has an internal leadership role as the Illinois market leader, responsible for oversight and growth.