Why Fraud Examiners Need to Be Familiar With the Dark Web

Why Fraud Examiners Need to Be Familiar With the Dark Web

“When I first entered [the dark web] about five years back, I couldn’t go to sleep for days. It is disturbing.” This is one of the first things Ritesh Bhatia said during his presentation at the 2019 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East. Bhatia’s session, “Dark Web Threat Intelligence and Investigations,” focused on what the dark web is and why fraud examiners need to be familiar with it if they want to stay ahead of fraudsters.

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How to Stop Fraud in Loyalty Programs

How to Stop Fraud in Loyalty Programs

Whether it’s a local grocery store, a national restaurant chain or international airlines, loyalty programs have become an ingrained part of modern consumer life. While providing your name and email when making a purchase may seem like a harmless extra step to add, loyalty programs are becoming increasingly valuable sources for fraud.

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Working with Data Analytics to Track Tax Evasion

 Working with Data Analytics to Track Tax Evasion

Tax fraud is a problem that affects every country around the world. As the Panama Papers and subsequent Paradise Papers exposed, many individuals and organizations use anonymous shell companies and intermediaries to move money to jurisdictions with favorable tax laws. Some of this is done legally, and considered tax avoidance, but tax evasion is done illegally, making it fraud. In his session at the 2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East, Varun Mehta, CFE, discussed some of the challenges of tracking down tax fraud and how data analytics can be an invaluable tool in that fight.

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The Growing Threat of Business Email Compromise

The Growing Threat of Business Email Compromise

“In the good old days when I started my career, my life was much easier,” said Issam Zaghloul, CISSP, CISA, CGEIT, Head of Information Security at Majid Al Futtaim Holding. He has been working in the cybersecurity field in one way or another for the last 16 years. The work was easier, he explained, because there wasn’t as much data to track, and it was all stored in centralized locations. In other words, things were simpler and much more straightforward.

Today, however, we eat data for breakfast, according to Zaghloul, and our systems of tracking, moving and storing data have become infinitely more complex.

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