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WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: An Emerging Concern: CyberCrime and the Employee Retirement Plan

  • November 14, 2012
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA


  • Chapter Sponsor Passes must be obtained ahead of time to use this registration type. Please check with your Chapter Sponsor representative.
  • Only applicable to individual members who have renewed there membership before Aug 10, 2012. You can use your guest passes for this meeting.
  • This registration is only for paid registrants that have a unique code that allows you to bring one non-member guest to this event.
WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting

An Emerging Concern: CyberCrime and the Employee Retirement Plan

The Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 
4:00 - 4:30 PM Registration
4:30 - 6:00 PM Program
6:00 - 7:00 PM Social Hour
Program Notes:

The San Francisco Chapter of the Western Pension and Benefits Council is excited to welcome the Federal Bureau of Investigation to speak to us at our November 14 meeting about their experiences with Cyber Crime and its prevalence in the employee benefit plan arena. 

Recently, we have seen a number of incidents of CyberCrime impacting employee benefit plans.  These crimes include hacking into employee records, the exposure of participant information on unsecure computers and cyber attacks on retirement plan recordkeeping systems.  These threats are real and they appear to be growing in the Employee Benefits marketplace. 

In March, 2012, FBI Director Robert Muller shared the following with an audience here in San Francisco:

 “Terrorism does remain the FBI’s top priority, but in the not too-distant-future we anticipate that the cyber threat will pose the greatest threat to our country,”

In addition, results published in the Norton CyberCrime 2011 report show the cost and extent of online crime in the country – with a global bill reaching US $388 billion.  Unfortunately employee benefit plan arena is not immune to such trends. 

The 2011 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans examined the current state of benefit plan administration, and how technology has created opportunities and challenges for keeping personal identifiable information of plan participants and beneficiaries in retirement and certain welfare benefit plans private and secure. Their examination highlighted an extensive list of data breaches that have occurred in employee benefit plans.

Save the date and mark your calendars for this fun and informative visit by an FBI Cyber Crime expert.

More information to come….

 Social Hour: Plan to stay for the social hour immediately following the program - discuss issues raised during the program, catch up with old friends and make some new ones.

If you have a non-member guest to register, we will provide you with a link in your registration confirmation to use in sending the following information about your guest to
  • Guest's Full Name
  • Guest's Company Name
  • Guest's email address

FREE PASSES - Chapter Sponsors may use their free member tickets and guest passes for this meeting. Advance registration is required - email names to

REGISTER EARLY to secure your place. The cost is $45 for WP&BC Members, $85 for Non-members, if you register in advance. At the door, the cost is $55 for WP&BC members, $95 for Non-members (space permitting!). No refunds after November 12th, but substitutions are permitted at any time.

CONTINUING EDUCATION - CEUs are available for ASPPA, HRCI, CPAs, Actuaries, Attorneys, and others. The WP&BC San Francisco Chapter is a State Bar of California approved provider.

Easy ways to register: WEBSITE - your credit card number is secure (and you can follow with a check) when you register on-line.

Note: for your security we do not maintain credit card information in the office. To pay by credit card, you must register via the website. Confirmation receipts are generated immediately. NOTE: credit card charges will appear on your statement as "Governing Board," the WPBC Governing Board of Presidents.

Questions? Contact our office at (415) 561-6274 or email

Please feel free to reach out to WP&BC with any questions.

Direct Questions To:

Frank McDonald, MBA, Chapter Administrator


Western Pension and Benefits Council - San Francisco Chapter
1540 River Park Drive, Suite 211
Sacramento, CA 95815-4608

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