Business Email Compromise (BEC) , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Video

US Secret Service Versus Business Email Compromise

Agents Cooke and Tyrrell on the Power of Partnerships and Speed of Response
Kevin Cooke, special agent, and Abigail Tyrrell, agent, U.S. Secret Service

Over a five-year span, reported BEC incidents cost global enterprises more than $43 billion in losses. This trend has the attention of the U.S. Secret Service. Agents Kevin Cooke and Abigail Tyrrell discuss why law enforcement partnerships and speed of response are more critical than ever.

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"We seem to see a lot of loss associated with BEC that people just don't realize," said Kevin Cooke, special agent with the U.S. Secret Service. "It seems to be getting worse and not better."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Cooke and Tyrrell discuss:

  • Current BEC trends;
  • Why speed of response is more critical than ever;
  • How to form partnerships with law enforcement before a crime is committed.

Cooke and Tyrrell have deep experienced investigating BEC crimes for the U.S. Secret Service.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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