Presented with SinC/OC: Cyber and Computer Forensics with FBI Special Agent Gina Osborn, (Irvine, CA)

Bad guys—and gals—don’t just tote guns. They also operate digitally.  And it’s costing plenty. One study puts the global losses of cybercrime at upwards of $445 billion a year. In this country, some 40 million people—that’s about 15 per cent of the population – have had personal information lifted by hackers.

So, what exactly constitutes cybercrime—and what can we do about it?

FBI agent Gina L. Osborn will tell us, when she speaks at the annual joint luncheon meeting of Orange County Sisters in Crime and the Southern California Chapter of Mystery Writers of America.

The public is invited to attend the free event, which will be held on Sunday, July 23 in the Community Room of the Irvine Ranch Water District*.

A native of Orange County, Osborn oversees investigations relating to national security and criminal computer intrusions as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Cyber and Computer Forensics for the Central District of California. She also provided foundational leadership in the creation of the Orange County Regional Computer Forensics Lab (OCRCFL) – part of a national network of FBI-sponsored, full-service forensics laboratories and training centers devoted entirely to the examination of digital evidence.

A former Counterintelligence Special Agent for the U.S. Army, Osborn joined the FBI in 1996. She has worked on local cases, including with detectives from the Westminster Police Department to investigate Asian Organized Crime in the city’s Little Saigon District.

She will speak at 2 p.m., following a complimentary 1 p.m. luncheon.

Reservations are required: RSVP to

Irvine Ranch Water District is located at 15500 Sand Canyon Ave. (*Disclaimer: Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District’s meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.)