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Social Engineering and Data Breaches in the Finance Industry: A Guide to Protecting Financial Data

(84 reviews)

Produced on November 13, 2017

$ 59 Banking Law and Privacy & Cybersecurity In Stock

Course Information

Time 62 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

In this program, Atea Martin, Vice President of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, and Barry Temkin of Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass will provide an overview of the many ways social engineers attempt to access data in the financial services sector. The presenters will provide examples of recent data breaches in the industry, and will discuss relevant federal regulations implemented to protect financial data.

Additionally, the program will address related regulatory enforcement, and ways in which law firms and financial services companies have responded to an increase in social engineering. The panelists will discuss the New York cybersecurity regulations of the New York Department of Financial Services. 

Finally, the program will also include a discussion of best practices for protecting financial data, such as “must-have” language in written policies and important procedural safeguards for common scenarios in banking industry, such as new account requests, fund transfers, or changes to a customer’s bank account information.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Become familiar with the concept of social engineering, and how it affects the financial services sector
  2. Analyze recent breaches in the financial services industry
  3. Identify federal regulations and state laws governing cybersecurity directives
  4. Develop best practices for maintaining the security of your client’s financial data


Barry R. Temkin

Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass

Barry Temkin is a partner at Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP. His practice includes securities arbitration and litigation, commodities and securities regulation, legal ethics, professional liability defense, employment and commercial litigation. Mr. Temkin represents broker dealers, financial advisors, insurance brokers, financial firms and lawyers in litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations.

Mr. Temkin is an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, where he teaches courses on securities regulation and professional responsibility. As an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, he tried dozens of jury cases and served as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Homicide Bureau. Mr. Temkin has published articles on securities law and attorney professionalism in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, The Securities Regulation Law Journal, Seattle University Law Review, Securities Arbitration Commentator, and the New York Law Journal. Mr. Temkin has been a member of the FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Board of Arbitrators since 1999, and served for ten years as co-chair of the New York Country Lawyers’ Association Professional Ethics Committee. Mr. Temkin has participated in panels on securities, commodities, professional liability and legal ethics at the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers’ Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Practicing Law Institute, the Futures Industry Association and The Defense Association of New York, along with numerous corporations and insurance companies. He has been quoted in the ABA Journal, New York Law Journal, The Economist, The Wall Street,, The National Law Journal, Lawyers U.S.A., and other publications. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the University of Rochester.

Atea Martin

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Atea Martin is the Vice President of Life Agent Broker Dealer Claims at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company. Atea has 25 years of claims and litigation experience with a particular focus on broker dealers. She was most recently Director, Life Agents Broker Dealer Claims, at CNA Specialty Claim. Before that, she was a Complex Claims Director, Financial Institutions/National Accounts, at AIG. She was also Assistant Director of Litigation at an independent broker-dealer, Investec Ernst and Company, and a Litigation Associate at Snow Becker Krause P.C. Atea holds a bachelor’s degree from Bates College and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School.


Carl S.

Very relevant training in today’s environment.

Camille A.

Best I have seen on Lawline this year. Materials could have covered more of what discussed in video.

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