New York Chapter of the

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

The New York Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners sponsors events for our members and guests to help foster the goals of the chapter by educating members and raising awareness of fraud detection and fraud elimination.  Attendees can earn valuable CPE Credits for participating in some of these educational events sponsored by the Chapter.

 



NYCFE Fall Conference, Oct 27th - 9CPEs, including 1CPE for Ethics

October 27, 2017
7:30 AM EDT to 5:00 PM EDT
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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
899 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/
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Theme: “Fraud Resilience: Getting Ahead of a Threat”

Friday October 27th, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NYC

9CPEs (Including 1CPE for Ethics) 

Agenda:

7:30-8:00am Registration and Breakfast

8:00am-8:50am - Ronald P. Calvosa, Assistant Director for Fraud, Prevention/Assistant Inspector General, Port Authority of NY & NJ, “The Effective Use of Integrity Monitors on Construction Projects”

8:50am-9:40am - Ondrej Krehel, Digital Forensics Lead, CEO and Founder, LIFARS, Inc.,“The Era of Ransomware, Cyber Extortion and Nation State Attack”

9:40am-9:50am - Break

9:50am-10:40am - Michael Schidlow, SVP, Head of Financial Crime Compliance and Emerging Risk Audit Development, HSBC, “Elder Financial Exploitation: A Silent Crime” (1CPE for Ethics)

10:40am-11:30am - Cynthia Hetherington, President, Hetherington Group, “Don’t Be The Target, Going Undercover Online”

11:30am-1:00pm - Working Lunch

- Featuring Sam Wollner and Ben Ellison from Twenty Recruitment Group, for Career Networking

- Maria Font, Ana Santos and Mark Lubin, Federal Bureau of Investigation, "White Collar Crime & Beyond"

1:00pm-1:50pm - KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Philip Bartlett, Inspector in Charge, New York Division, U.S. Postal Inspection Service,“Risk Management in the Public Sector”

1:50pm-2:40pm - Mary-Jo Kranacher, ACFE Endowed Professor of Fraud Examination, CUNY York College, “Fraud and Corruption in the Halls of Academia”  

2:40pm-2:50pm - Break

2:50pm-3:40pm - Katelin O’Rourke Gorman, Partner, Sedgwick, “A Tale of Two Frauds: Social Engineering Fraud and False Claims Act Litigation on the Rise”

3:40pm-4:30pm - Claudia Huesmann, Managing Director, Advisory, Financial Crimes & Enforcement, KPMG, “The Problem of the Inside Job Mitigating, Detecting, and Dealing with Employee Fraud”

4:30pm-4:50pm - Closing Remarks and Awarding of CPE Credits 

5:00pm-6:30pm - Wine and Cheese Networking Reception - Sponsored by GUIDEPOST SOLUTIONS, LLC

 

NOTE:  The Federal Bureau of Investigations will have a recruiting table during the conference for individuals that may be interested in a career with the FBI.

 

 

Confirmed Speakers and Presentation Details Include:

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Philip Bartlett, CFE, Inspector in Charge, New York Division, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, “Risk Management in the Public Sector” 

Managing Risk in the Public Sector utilizing the essential elements of Risk Management and the COSO Framework.

Ron Calvosa, CFE, Assistant Director for Fraud Prevention/Assistant Inspector General, Port Authority of NY & NJ, “The Effective Use of Integrity Monitors on Construction Projects” 

This presentation will focus on the use of Integrity Monitors to prevent, detect and investigate fraud and other types of wrong-doing on construction projects.  Attendees will learn that Integrity Monitors can be used by Public Sector and Private sector entities. Lessons learned and examples of Integrity Monitor efforts leading to successful criminal prosecutions will be shared. 

Ondrej Krehel, Digital Forensics Lead, CEO and Founder, LIFARS, Inc.,“The Era of Ransomware, Cyber Extortion and Nation State Attack”

Cyber extortion has reached new proportions, including ransomware attacks such as WannaCry of May 2017, and SamSam affecting major hospitals in 2016. Considering the payoff, cybersecurity experts expect these attacks to only increase. While stories made public provide limited knowledge of initial attack vector or details, this session presents real cases of cyber extortion on financial firms and high net worth individuals, including hacking techniques for full network compromise and deployment of ransomware kits. The second part of the presentation will focus on Nation state attacks from Asia with malware called PlugX, and operation Cloud Hopper that exfiltrated data from major MSP providers around the globe. Many of the cases discussed are currently under investigation by the FBI and Secret Service. Attendees will walk away from this session with knowledge of the tools and strategies needed for elevating their cyber resilience.

 

Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE, CII, President, Hetherington Group, “Don’t Be the Target, Going Undercover Online”

 

Setting up and carefully searching in the social media space, without compromising your online identity. Gathering information about subjects in an investigation has never been easier, thanks to the proliferation of social networks and open source information. But in many cases, investigators need to keep their identities hidden while searching, and this isn’t always as easy. Many social networks and online information sources either allow the subjects of searches to see who has been searching them, or provide some fairly obvious clues as to who is looking at their information. So, when anonymity is important, investigators need to take steps to keep their identities hidden. Join us as we demonstrate ways to avoid exposure when researching investigation subjects online.

Michael Schidlow, SVP, Head of Financial Crime Compliance and Emerging Risk Audit Development, HSBC, “Elder Financial Exploitation: A Silent Crime”

Elder financial exploitation (EFE) is a crime that, while extremely prevalent it is still alarmingly sparsely reported to authorities.  Financial institutions are tasked with increasingly specific parameters for detecting and reporting EFE.  Heightened awareness of the risk indicators of EFE along with other key metrics may be the best means to help deter this insidious crime and better protect the most vulnerable amongst us.   This session will equip learners with the warning signs and risk indicators of EFE, along with recommendations on how to deter this often silent crime in the future.

Cynthia Hetherington, President, Hetherington Group, “Don’t Be The Target, Going Undercover Online”

Setting up and carefully searching in the social media space, without compromising your online identity. Gathering information about subjects in an investigation has never been easier, thanks to the proliferation of social networks and open source information. But in many cases, investigators need to keep their identities hidden while searching, and this isn’t always as easy.

Many social networks and online information sources either allow the subjects of searches to see who has been searching them, or provide some fairly obvious clues as to who is looking at their information. So, when anonymity is important, investigators need to take steps to keep their identities hidden. Join us as we demonstrate ways to avoid exposure when researching investigation subjects online.

Mary-Jo Kranacher, CPA/CFF, CFE, ACFE Endowed Professor of Fraud Examination, CUNY York College, “Fraud and Corruption in the Halls of Academia”

Many believe that the intellectual environment in higher education is antithetical to fraudulent behavior. In fact, the very structure and environment in which colleges and universities operate can facilitate fraud and corruption. Learn how to identify the structural weaknesses and economic/cultural pressures that increase these risks in the academic environment.    

Katelin O’Rourke Gorman, Partner, Sedgwick, “A Tale of Two Frauds: Social Engineering Fraud and False Claims Act Litigation on the Rise”

Claudia Huesmann, Managing Director, Advisory, Financial Crimes & Enforcement, KPMG, “The Problem of the Inside Job Mitigating, Detecting, and Dealing with Employee Fraud”

Employee fraud is a ubiquitous problem that wreaks havoc on businesses of all sizes.  We will look at the profile of an employee-fraudster, root causes for employee fraud, and provide recommendations around prevention.  The topic will essentially cover the high-level results of a recent report compiled by KPMG’s global forensic practice in 81 countries and entitled ”Global Profiles of the Fraudster: Technology Enables and Weak Controls Fuel The Fraud (May 2016).”

  

We would like to thank Guidepost Solutions for being a sponsor for our Wine & Cheese Networking Reception after the conference!

 

  

NYCFE Chapter Member Price for the Seminar is $180.00

Non-NYCFE Chapter Member Price for the Seminar is $225.00

 

(NYCFE is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.)

 

Tickets

$180.00 NYCFE Member ticket

$225.00 Non-Member Ticket