2020 Anti-Fraud Technology Showcase Speaker Bios and Agenda

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Session 1:

Cyber Incidents: Investigation and Pitfalls

Summary:

The landscape of cyber incidents and ransomware continues to evolve- 2019 is likely the worst year on record for data breaches, with over 7.9 billion records exposed to bad actors.  The sophistication of ransomware continues to grow, without any signs of slowing down in the near future. During this presentation we’ll discuss the current landscape of cyber incidents, response strategies, and common pitfalls to avoid to minimize your exposure and risk.

Speakers:

Joe Pochron

Joe Pochron

Senior Manager, Forensics- Privacy & Cyber Response- Moderator, EY

  • Joe Pochron is a Senior Manager in EY’s Forensic & Integrity Service Practice, based in San Francisco, CA. Joe’s expertise is in digital forensics and cyber response, helping EY clients on complex cyber investigations and cyber incidents response needs. Joe has over 18 years of combined experience in digital forensics, cybercrime investigations, eDiscovery, and cyber incident response. During that time, he has investigated or managed thousands of cases involving the collection and analysis of computer, mobile device, network, and cloud-based data. Joe has testified numerous times in local, state,and federal legal matters as a digital forensic expert. Additionally, he frequently provides expert affidavits, or expert forensic reports for clients in support of digital forensic analysis or cyber investigative needs.

Shawn Fohs

Shawn Fohs

Managing Director, Forensics- Privacy & Cyber Response, EY

  • Shawn is a Managing Director in the Forensic & Integrity Services practice and is the Privacy and Cyber Response Leader. He has over 15 years experience in investigations, cybersecurity and data analytics. Shawn has experience leading multiple teams of investigators, providing oversight on investigations, consolidating the results and providing quality control. He has led the planning, coordination, and execution of many investigations in large-scale IT environments and overseen thousands of collections and subsequent analysis of computer, network and mobile devices.

Kevin Kirst

Kevin Kirst

Senior Manager,  Forensics- Privacy & Cyber Response, EY

  • Kevin leads large, complex investigations and engagements involving cybersecurity, cyber operations, threat intelligence, incident response and forensics investigations. He has worked with many of the most established and well known global corporate brands across various industries, as well as law enforcement and the intelligence community.
  • Kevin has led global cybersecurity teams and has been responsible for building multiple practices, including building capabilities and serving clients across North American, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Prior to Kevin’s commercial career, he served as an Officer in the United States Military in the Pacific, where he was part of the transformation from traditional communication operations to cyber operations.
  • Kevin currently serves as an Advisory Board member for the California Intelligence Sharing Organization (CALCISO) and Cyber 20/20 Inc.
  • Kevin is a frequent guest speaker at Universities around the United States.

Session 2:

Using AI to asses financial risk in a time of crisis

Summary:

With the thought of revenue losses, recession, and business survival on everyone’s minds, audit practices and finance organizations are redefining how they assess financial risk. By using the power of artificial intelligence and data analytics, we can improve our understanding of where risk occurs in the business and use financial data to identify critical trends in revenue and expenditures.

How can your firm use AI to navigate financial crisis?

Join Stuart Cobbe, Director of Growth and data analytics expert, for this interactive webinar on how AI is used to help auditors and finance organizations assess their financial position.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to use data-driven approaches to understand cashflow
  • How to demonstrate revenue and expenditure lines
  • How to identify those accounts that are risky in your receivables

You will walk away with a better understanding of how AI-based analytics and visualizations deliver financial insights and help mitigate risk.

Speaker:

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Director of Growth and Data Analytics, MindBridge

Session 3:

Using Identity Threat Intelligence in a Holistic Fraud Prevention Program

Summary:

Fraudsters are thriving.  Armed with a constantly refreshed arsenal of identity and account data, they are finding success – all despite the growing sophistication of identity, authentication, and transaction monitoring solutions.  The key to prevention is anticipating fraud long before it ever reaches your organization’s doorstep.  That means securing identity threat intelligence to determine which of your customers is at risk and the specific threats those customers are facing.   Yet it is not enough to just obtain that information.  Even organizations with the most mature cyber fraud capabilities often have an incomplete picture, and a lack of aggregation, analytics, and automation greatly limit the utility of the data they are already working so hard to obtain.  In this session, attendees will learn about the evolution of identity threat intelligence, including common use cases, and how to advance their capabilities by taking a more holistic approach to better protect their customers and accounts.

Speaker:

Al-Pascual-Gray

Al Pascual

Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, BreachClarity

  • Al is a recognized expert in financial crime, having devoted the bulk of his career to the fight against fraud. Al’s insights on the effects of identity theft and fraud have been published by hundreds of publications and shared with attendees at industry events around the world.  He most recently served as head of fraud and security for Javelin Strategy & Research, where he directed the company’s oft-cited research and analysis on consumer identity theft trends. Prior to Javelin, Al led investigations into cases of organized payment fraud at FIS, where his work resulted in the arrests of more than 400 accused fraudsters across the country.  During the mid-to-late 2000’s, he served in fraud roles at HSBC and Goldman Sachs, where he worked to tackle rampant mortgage fraud plaguing the real estate boom. Over the years, Al has actively participated in several fraud-oriented industry associations and government-sponsored working groups on fraud.

Session 4:

Slacking on insider threats? Investigative and monitoring approaches to use within Slack to locate bad actors

Summary:

It no secret that Slack’s popularity has exploded in recent years- once dubbed “the email killer”, organizations have implemented Slack as an efficient collaboration environment either alongside email, and in some instances, replacing email as their primary internal communication mechanism.  Although a large portion of communication and file transfers are taking place within Slack, often organizations are missing this crucial evidence during an investigation, either due to a lack of understanding or improper retention. Furthermore, organizations should be taking a proactive investigative approach and onboarding Slack as part of their insider threat program.

This discussion will review a case study where Slack data was crucial to the investigation.  Additionally, we’ll also review current investigative approaches, both reactive and proactive, as well as mechanisms for conducting insider threat investigations in Slack.

Speaker:

Joe Pochron

Joe Pochron

Senior Manager, Forensics- Privacy & Cyber Response- Moderator, EY

  • Joe Pochron is a Senior Manager in EY’s Forensic & Integrity Service Practice, based in San Francisco, CA. Joe’s expertise is in digital forensics and cyber response, helping EY clients on complex cyber investigations and cyber incidents response needs. Joe has over 18 years of combined experience in digital forensics, cybercrime investigations, eDiscovery, and cyber incident response. During that time, he has investigated or managed thousands of cases involving the collection and analysis of computer, mobile device, network, and cloud-based data. Joe has testified numerous times in local, state,and federal legal matters as a digital forensic expert. Additionally, he frequently provides expert affidavits, or expert forensic reports for clients in support of digital forensic analysis or cyber investigative needs.

Session 5:

Smart, Clean and Actionable Data with quick data analytics report in an Instant

Summary

This webinar will share learnings from helping thousands of professionals like you from manual to semi and complete automation. From this webinar, you will gain a unique perspective on data capture and analysis to get the best result with scale, including Methods of collecting data; Automatically extract and visualize key information, using Models like Flow of Fund, Financial Ratio, etc. to investigate and get the insight of data items instantly.

  • Utilize automatic data capture technology for case documents
  • Organize and identify signs of financial exploitation, trends, and patterns
  • Perform quick data analysis to assess further investigation
  • Apply financial analysis best practices for fraud examiners
  • Recognize how data capture and analysis automation can help law enforcement professionals prevent and resolve fraud, waste, and abuse.

Speaker:

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Michelle Dulong

Director , Personable (scanwriter)

  • Ms. Dulog offers 12 years of experience in the implementation and cultivation of new technology for business professionals. Working with clients from the Top 100 Accounting Firms, Government Agencies, and prestigious Law firms, Ms. Dulog is skilled in identifying key practical resolutions to everyday workflow challenges.

Session 6:

Creating an Effective Compliance Program During a Pandemic

Summary:

The presentation covers short and long term concerns for compliance officers and maintaining an effective compliance program during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will cover how to prioritize your department’s initiatives, ensure effective allocations of key resources, and engage with members of your organization who are focused on ensuring that the enterprise itself survives the pandemic.

Speaker:

Megan Prendergast Millard (003)[4701]

Megan Prendergast Millard

Senior Managing Director, Guidepost

  • Megan Prendergast Millard assists companies in compliance matters and investigations, including risk assessments, strengthening risk management and compliance programs, remediation efforts, corporate monitorships, and internal investigations.
  • For nearly fifteen years, Ms. Millard worked at the New York State Department of Financial Services.  She began her career at DFS in the General Counsel’s Office and most recently served as the Deputy Superintendent for Enforcement, where she supervised investigations of licensed institutions in a wide range of areas including BSA/AML, OFAC sanctions, market manipulation, virtual currency as well as all other banking and insurance matters.  Key cases include the long-term investigations of Standard Chartered Bank, Societe Generale and BNP Paribas for U.S. sanctions and anti-money laundering violations.  Ms. Millard was the recipient of the Superintendent’s Award for outstanding performance in 2012, 2016 and 2017 for her work on these investigations. She was also responsible for oversight of monitors engaged pursuant to consent orders issued by the department.
  • Ms. Millard began her career as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Session 7:

Technology: Over Promising, Under delivering?

Summary:

The hot topics in the Fraud Prevention profession are Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Predictive Analysis. These all promise to put an end to fraud – which is great news to hear.

But will technology put fraudsters, and Fraud Examiners, out of a job?

Speaker

Adrian Pay

Adrian Pay

Dynamic-GRC UK Director

  • Adrian qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK before joining the compliance team of Scottish Investment Bank, Robert Fleming, in London.
    During his time with the Fleming Group, Adrian worked on special investigations for Jardine Fleming in Hong Kong and Tokyo as well as working for Fleming Funds Management in Luxembourg.
  • Adrian went on to co-found LatentZero, the UK investment management front-office technology vendor. At LatentZero, Adrian ran operations and finance as well as working on major sales and implementations in North America, Europe and Asia. LatentZero was sold to Fidessa for $120m in 2007.
  • After the sale of LatentZero Adrian moved to Singapore where he worked with FinTech investment firm GRC-Technology and co-founded the RegTech vendor Dynamic-GRC in Singapore and London.
  • Adrian is a regulator writer and speaker on AML, Financial Crime and Regulatory Compliance topics.

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