Heard in the Halls: The Future of the Anti-Fraud Profession

Heard in the Halls: The Future of the Anti-Fraud Profession

"People didn't think about fraud before; there was a small subculture that considered the risks associated with different industries. Now as it has progressed, more and more clients, individuals and organizations are asking the questions: what are we doing to prevent fraud? What are we doing to mitigate risk in the long term? So now you've got organizations working together to mitigate risks in order to protect their clients and customers." — Mike Chism, CFE, SIU Manager, Cigna

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We've Been Hacked! Now What?

We've Been Hacked! Now What?

If you grew up on the ocean and around boats, chances are you learned how to swim at a very young age. And like Jack Healey, CFE, CPA/CFF, CEO at Bear Hill Advisory Group, you might have even taken water safety courses. “Included in every water safety course I completed was a section on ‘what to do if you wind up in the water and you’re not able to swim,’” said Healey in his breakout session, “We’ve Been Hacked! Now What?” at the 29th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference.

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Artificial Intelligence Expert to Speak at World's Largest Fraud Conference

 Artificial Intelligence Expert to Speak at World's Largest Fraud Conference

Martin Ford, futurist and author of The New York Times best-seller, "Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future," will address more than 3,000 attendees this June for the 29th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference in Las Vegas. An expert on artificial intelligence, job automation and accelerating technology in the workplace, Ford will impart what he's learned in his 25 years of experience in the fields of computer design and software development to anti-fraud experts from around the world.

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Toronto Conference Will Explore Whistleblowing, the Future of Tech in Fighting Fraud

Toronto Conference Will Explore Whistleblowing, the Future of Tech in Fighting Fraud

The 2016 ACFE Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse showed fraud incidents in Canada were most commonly detected through tips from whistleblowers. This comes as no surprise to Heidi Franken, Chief of the OSC’s Office of the Whistleblower and Deputy Director of Enforcement. “Whistleblowers are a key ally in the fight against wrongdoing, and companies should take measures to encourage individuals to come forward without fear of reprisal,” said Franken. “The sooner misconduct is detected, the sooner we can take action to protect investors and our capital markets.”

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Essential Tools for Fighting Cybercrime

Essential Tools for Fighting Cybercrime

I’ve attended four ACFE Global Fraud Conferences as an ACFE staff member, and every year I end up writing something about changing technology. The updates, improvements and technological advancements seem endless.

And here again I found myself in Keith Elliott’s Pre-Conference session as he emphasized how important it is for anti-fraud professionals to hold themselves to a higher level of accountability during investigations when using social media and new technology.

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