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 Combo Spring Conference Part I and II, Virtual Event, 8CPEs, 1.5 Ethics


April 21, 2021
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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The NYCFE FRAUD Webinar Series is pleased to present our Spring Fraud Conference for 2021! 


Attendees will be entitled to a total of 8 CPE credits and 1.5 Ethics CPE!!


Please note:  Once you register through our chapter, you will be emailed instructions, and be required to register through the Webinar provider. 


It's not too late to become an NYCFE Chapter Member to enjoy the benefits. 


NYCFE Member Rate, Part I AND II, 8 CPEs, $120, earlybird discount $100

Non-NYCFE Member, 8 CPEs, $200, earlybird discount $170



AGENDA for AprIl 21st (subject to change)

4:00PM Opening Remarks

4:10PM Smartphone Communication Apps and Their Data…the Dirty Truth

5:25PM Insider Threats in Financial Services

6:15PM BREAK, Raffle Prizes

6:35PM Standout Presentation Skills

8:00PM Conference Concludes


4:10PM - 5:25PM

Smartphone Communication Apps and Their Data…the Dirty Truth

As more and more people rely on textual communication on their smartphones the data that is stored on these devices becomes even more valuable. From different security options, platform sharing, and compliance archives the review of a communication App has evolved. Review some of the popular communication apps and what data can be found on both iOS and Android as well as what security impacts each app has.

Attendees will learn:

  • Learn the different risks with smartphone messaging apps
  • Review methods for capturing data associated with smartphone messaging apps
  • Examine available artifacts associated with messaging apps



Amber Schroader

CEO Paraben Corporation

Ms. Schroader’s full biography is available Here.


5:25PM- 6:15PM 

Insider Threats in Financial Services

The insider threat affects multiple assets – data, devices, workloads, networks, and people – and the impacts can be acute or broad in scope. While traditional approaches to manage cyber security use asset-based risk management in defending potential targeted assets against the threats, a more effective tactic would be to employ a scenario-based risk management approach focusing on identifying, preventing and detecting the insiders.

Attendees will learn:

  • The main insider threat profiles and how to address each
  • Why insider threats are unique and require more context than other threats
  • How to reduce response time and costs by speeding up investigations



John Checco

Resident CISO-Financial Services, Proofpoint

Mr. Checco's full biography is available Here.


6:15PM- 6:35 PM

BREAK - Raffle Prizes!!!


6:35PM - 7:50PM 

Standout Presentation Skills

In this environment, being a successful presenter or speaker is not optional.  This is your opportunity to hear from a leading expert on presentation skills, Dana Band, CEO of Dana Brand Group.  Band has trained thousands of clients from leading organizations like Under Armour, Abramson Cancer Center, Comcast and Campbell Soup, using her proprietary StandOut Presentation Skills Model. The StandOut Model came to life as the thesis of her master’s degree in organizational dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania. Band refined her own presentation skills during her fifteen year sales, sales management and training experiences at Dale Carnegie and the Xerox Corporation.  Join us to learn some tips and ideas on mastering your virtual meeting effectiveness….skills essential whether you’re trying to stay connected to clients, update your CFO, or present to a larger audience.  More about Dana

Workshop Objectives:

  • Learn a process to prepare for a virtual presentation
  • Manage presentation time more effectively
  • Apply a model to organize and prioritize your content
  • Use stories to make presentations more persuasive
  • Prepare to present to the C-Suite


*Included with the workshop is a 1-year incense to The Presentation Lab.

The Presentation Lab is a video library to help reinforce the presentation skills from the workshop. You will simplify your content, clarify your message, and influence your audience.



Dana Band

CEO Dana Band Group

Ms. Band’s full biography is available Here.



AGENDA for May 19th (subject to change)

4:00PM Opening Remarks

4:10PM Conducting Successful Fraud Investigations

5:25PM The Truth behind Adverse Media

6:15PM BREAK, Raffle Prizes

6:35PM Gaining the Upper Hand on Effective Interviewing

8:00PM Conference Concludes


4:10PM - 5:25PM

Conducting Successful Fraud Investigations, 1.5 Ethics CPE

Conducting investigations of fraud & compliance violations presents various risks to any organization. Organizations must develop and implement effective policies and procedures to reach the appropriate conclusions while reducing legal liability for the organization.

This session is designed to provide participants with a roadmap for understanding the key elements of conducting successful compliance investigations. Through the use of a real-life case study, attendees will learn the following: 

  • Key steps in any investigation
  • Navigating risks and avoiding pitfalls of compliance investigations
  • Managing physical and electronic evidence
  • Presenting investigative results
  • Managing sensitive issues
  • Remediation of misconduct
  • Ethical Investigations



Paul Zikmund

Senior Vice President, Chief Enterprise Risk, Compliance & Information Security Officer at Berkadia

Mr. Zikmund’s full biography is available Here.


5:25PM- 6:15PM 

The Truth Behind Adverse Media

Searching and monitoring media is integral component to every due diligence and investigations program.  Information is everywhere but how do you sort through it all and find what is relevant?     

Attendees will learn:

  • The importance of adverse media screening and monitoring as part of due diligence workflow
  • Why can’t I just do a web search?
  • How advanced technology can help pinpoint relevant information in a sea of data
  • Review Thomson Reuters Adverse Media Screening tool



Erin Tiernan

Public Records Product Specialist, Thomson Reuters

Ms. Tiernan's full biography is available Here.


We thank Thomson Reuters for their support as a Sponsor. 


6:15PM- 6:35 PM

BREAK - Raffle Prizes!!!


6:35PM - 7:50PM 

Gaining the upper hand on effective interviewing

Interviewing of targets, suspects, neighbors, by-standers, business owners and interrogating targets and “hot” suspects is both an art and a science. In this webinar “Luizzo and Gaspar” will shine a super bright lantern on how seasoned investigative sleuths use interview techniques, kinetics, room configuration, deceptive behavior signals, shorthand, interpreters and social media harvesting to get the facts and only the facts.

In this session attendees will learn:

  • Interview and interrogation definitions
  • Shorthand and notetaking tips
  • Deceptive behavior traits
  • Due diligence requirements
  • Pre interview / interrogation checklist preparation
  • Interpreter utilization
  • Social media harvesting
  • Locating interview targets
  • Questioning strategies
  • Forensics role in the investigative process



Tony Luizzo

President Emeritus NYCFE

Mr. Luizzo’s full biography is available Here.


John Gaspar

Owner, All Florida Investigation & Forensic Service Inc

Mr. Gaspar's full biography is available Here.


NYCFE Chapter Members!  We continue our 2021 NYCFE raffleNYCFE Chapter Members who attend five or more NYCFE chapter events will qualify to be entered to win a FREE ACFE Conference registration ticket of their choice.  


(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.)


$120.00 Member Ticket - Combo - Fraud Spring Conference Part I AND II
$100.00 Earlybird rate before April 14

$200.00 Guest Ticket - Combo - Fraud Spring Conference Part I AND II
$170.00 Earlybird rate before April 14