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Cybersecurity: Staying 3 Steps Ahead of Social Engineering Scams

TITLE:  Staying 3 Steps Ahead of Social Engineering Scams

COURSE FEE:  Complimentary Access

CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit

DURATION: 1 hour followed by 30 minute promotional webinar by Black Talon Security (not required for CE Credit)

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE:  550 Information Technology, Risk Management

CE SUPPORTER: Black Talon Security

MODE: Electronically Mediated | On Demand CE Webinar | Recorded April 3, 2024. Review April 4, 2025

SPEAKER:  Gary Salman, CEO (Bio below)

AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED:  Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser


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DESCRIPTION: Join cybersecurity expert Gary Salman as he explains the intricate world of social engineering, a growing threat to business continuity within dental practices. This course will provide details on the range of current attack methods scammers are using to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information, including patient records—and often provide the initial point of entry for a ransomware attack. From phishing, spearphishing, wire fraud attempts, and more—learn the steps every practice must take to lessen the risk of falling victim to threat actors.


  • Understand the concept of social engineering and the methods used to attempt a breach

  • Identify ways scammers exploit the human factor to gain access to gain unauthorized access

  • Employ a proactive approach to ensure staff are cyber aware as first line of defense

  • Evaluate current security deficiencies in IT stacks and assess how a cyber partner can improve

  • Review strategies to improve security measures to safeguard your servers and workstations

  • Examine real-world cases of social engineering attacks and the ramifications faced by practice owners

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Gary Salman, CEO

Gary Salman, CEO, Co-Founder; Black Talon Security

Gary Salman is the CEO and co-founder of Black Talon Security and is dedicated to data security and understanding the latest trends—particularly as they relate to the dental and healthcare industries. He has decades of experience in software development and computer IT, and he also developed one of the very first cloud-based healthcare systems. He is a sought-after speaker and writer, having lectured nationally on cybersecurity threats and their impact on the healthcare industry. Gary has trained tens of thousands of practices across the U.S. on how to maintain "best practices" in cybersecurity and has been featured in some of the largest national publications and news stories in the dental, medical, legal, and financial industries. He is a member of the AAE Speakers' Bureau and has lectured for several organizations including AAO, AAOMS, AAE, AAPD, ADSO, OMSNIC, Dykema, and many more.

DISCLOSURE OF SPEAKER AND FACULTY COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS:  According to Dental CE Academy's Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy, faculty and speakers for any course are expected to disclose any economic support, personal interests, or potential bias that may be perceived as creating a conflict related to the material being presented. Disclosure statements are printed in each course description and announced by moderators or individual speakers at the beginning of each presentation. This policy is intended to alert the audience to any potential bias or conflict so that participants may form their own judgments about the material being presented.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: This course is supported by Black Talon Security. The speaker, Gary Salman is the CEO and Co-Founder; and declares a financial affiliation with Black Talon Security. For written documentation contact


DENTAL CE ACADEMY DISCLOSURE: The views expressed and opinions and materials presented during these live and recorded presentations represent the personal views and opinions of the individual speaker and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Dental CE Academy.  Dental CE Academy assumes no responsibility for the content of the presentations made by the individual speakers. Any suggested protocols for treatment, materials, or services may be based up on the speakers' own clinican experience and should not be construed as Dental CE Academy recommended or endorsed. Selected presentations may include exploratory research or experimental procedures and are intended for informational purposes that may lead to new interest and scientific breakthroughs in the fields of dentistry.  Dental CE Academy appreciates its educators who share their knowledge and expertise. This level of dedication to dentistry allows our profession to expand and thrive and provokes necessary discussion and understanding. 

Gary Salman
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