May 17, 2017
CEO Scams Awareness
Date : May 17th, 2017
Time : 12:00-14:30
Location : The Landis Taipei, Matisse Room
2F, N°41, Sec. 2, Minchuan E.Road, Taipei
Head of the French Police Liaison Office in Hong Kong
French DCI from the Ministry of Interior is highly involved in supporting investigations and the prevention of crimes against French interests, be them individual, institutional or corporate victims.
Within that context, the French regional Securité Attaché, M. Christian Baron has offered to present to all interested companies current trends of cyber-crime, in particular CEO mail scams, which induce a very heavy prejudice on social, business and trust aspects for the victims.
This scam consists of convincing an employee to proceed to an urgent and sensitive operation aiming to obtain a wire transfer by fraudulent means. Perpetrators are from international organized crime organizations and rely on certain failures of humans or the security frameworks of companies.
Purpose: To raise awareness through real cases studies.
The main objective of such a session is to provide attendees with enough tools to understand these personalized scams and identify their own potential failures in security or prevention and to pass them on the necessary know-how to ensure the awareness of their staff as well.
About the speaker :
Mr. Baron, 49, is a long-time civil servant who joined the French Force in 1987. He has held a variety of posts in the French Police Force, responsible for organized crime investigations, operations. He served in a number of positions in operational units, in charge of frontline operational duties, dealing with sensitivities and critical cases.
Between 2006 and 2008, he was seconded to the office of EUPM in Bosnia Herzegovina and responsible for an EU EDSP police mission. During these two years, he was a member of a professional committee which was responsible for establishing strategic directions to restructure and promote police accountability after post-war political turmoil in Bosnia Herzegovina.
From September 2009 to August 2010, Mr. Baron studied Mandarin, structure of Chinese police agencies and laws in People’s Public Security University of China. Between September 2010 and August 2014, Mr. Baron served as Senior Police Liaison Officer in the Embassy of the Republic of France in Beijing and he was in charge operations support in the field of organized crime investigations. He investigated organized crimes and financial crimes such as big scale frauds, extortions/corruption and money laundering.
With a deep experience in Balkans and an extensive one in Asia for over 7 years, Mr Baron is very familiar with the M.O of organized crime and he is accurate on threats French private or public interest may have to face. He is used to prevent and tackle these crimes and has been involved in all of this period in fighting CEO scams, having already caused an enormous prejudice to our commercial interests.
Since 1 September 2014, Mr. Baron has taken up the post of Head of the French Police Liaison Office based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan cooperation in these fields of expertise.
Members : 1 400 TWD
Non members : 2 000 TWD
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