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Greater Washington AFP

March 2023 Meeting

  • 08 Mar 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual


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March 2023 Monthly Event


March 8, 2023


Virtual: WebEx Link to be provided


12:00 - 12:50

“The FBI and Cyber Safety” 


Members: Free

Non-Members: $50

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Session 1:  "The FBI and Cyber Safety”

Special Agent Kara Sidener is a private sector coordinator in the FBI's Washington Field Office.  She'll discuss the various outreach mechanisms the FBI leverages, including InfraGard, to partner with private industry.

Speaker: Kara D. Sidener, Special Agent / Private Sector Coordinator, FBI - Washington Field Office / Northern VA Resident Agency

Kara Sidener is a Special Agent with the FBI and currently serves as a Private Sector Coordinator for the Washington Field Office (WFO).  Her 24+ years with the FBI have all been in the Washington, DC area, having had assignments at WFO, FBI Headquarters, and the FBI Academy. Kara has experience in a number of areas, including counterintelligence and cyber investigations, evidence response, instruction and training, and private sector outreach. She is a member of the Behavioral Analysis Program team; and was a member of WFO’s Evidence Response Team and a first responder to the Pentagon on 9/11/01. Kara has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Master of Forensic Sciences degree, both from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.


Course attendance recommended for 1 CPE, CAE, CTP and FP&A credit per 50 minutes.

Delivery Method: Group-live

Program Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: No Prerequisites Required

Advanced Preparation: No Advanced Preparation Required

Please note: Greater Washington Association of Financial Professionals is no longer registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Questions regarding CPE may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN37219-2417. Website:


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