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    • November 30, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Sam Houston State University (The Woodlands Center), Rooms 109-110, 3380 College Park Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77384
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    Presentation: Cyber Fraud in 2017

    Location: Sam Houston State University (The Woodlands Center), Rooms 109-110, 3380 College Park Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77384

    Speaker: Dan Ramey, CPA/CFF/ABV/CITP, CFE, CVA, CIA/CRMA, CISA/CISM, CMA, - Founder and President of Houston Financial Forensics LLC

    Dan is the Founder and President of Houston Financial Forensics, LLC and Dan T. Ramey, CPA, LLC.  Dan is a frequent speaker to business and professional groups on fraud, cyber security / cyber fraud, risk assessment, third-party risk management, fraudulent financial reporting, internal audit, COSO 2013, valuation methodology, compliance, and due diligence. 

    Houston Financial Forensics, LLC is a professional services provider in the areas of fraud investigation, cyber security / cyber fraud risk assessment, forensic accounting, enterprise and IT risk assessment, fraud risk assessment, internal audit, enterprise risk management, internal controls design and implementation, business valuation, litigation support, third-party risk management services, internal audit department quality assurance reviews, SOX 404 services, and due diligence (buy-side and sell-side) for mergers and acquisitions.

    Dan is a graduate of Baylor University with a degree in Accounting and an Executive MBA from Houston Baptist University.  He is a member of Second Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon and has served on various committees since joining the church in 1981.  Dan also serves on the Houston Baptist University Archie W. Dunham College of Business Dean’s Development Council and the Accounting Advisory Board at C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston where he is also the Chair of the Outreach Committee.

    Presentation Description:
    Cyber fraud and cybersecurity are two of the hottest topics in business discussions today.  Join Dan Ramey, CFE to learn what is going on in the world of cyber fraud and how you can reduce the likelihood of being a victim.  The discussion will include how it happens, who is doing it, what steps are needed to protect your organization, and how to develop an incident response plan. Are you prepared for an attack on your organization?


    CPE Credits: 1.0 CPE Hours

    Agenda:

    4:00PM  Registration & Refreshments Begin
    4:45PM Chapter Announcements 
    5:00PM Speaker Presentation 
    6:00PM  Closing & Dismissal 
       

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify cyber fraud and cybersecurity risks in business today
    • Understand how to protect your organization from cybersecurity threats
    • Learning steps to develop an incident response plan

    Event Policies:

    If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email events@houstonacfe.org no later than 5 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.      

    For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please visit the Terms & Conditions section of the website, or email us at events@houstonacfe.org.    

    Additional Information:

    Delivery Method: Group-Live
    Prerequisites: Working Knowledge of Fraud and Fraud Schemes
    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud]
    Who Should Attend?:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
    Advanced Preparation: None
    Program Level: Intermediate

    NASBA Sponsor No. 125230

    The Houston Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 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. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.


    • December 12, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
    • HESS Club 5430 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77056
    • 99
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    Presentation: 2017 Members Appreciation Event  - Presented by BDO

    Speakers: Eric Shirk, Forensic Technology Services Litigation Principal, BDO

    Kirstie Tiernan, CFE, OCA, Forensic Technology Services DIrector, BDO

    Jeff Harfenist, Litigation Managing Director, Global Forensics, BDO

    Presentation Description: This event is a 4 hour event that we are providing at a discounted price to our current members Houston Chapter members.  All other attendees will have to pay the regular price for a 4 hour event.

     

    This event will walk you through the different phases of Fraud investigation from the forensic accounting and internal audit work to the criminal investigation process and finally ending with the prosecution of fraud.  We have engaged experts on all of these matters to come and speak to our members and better clarify how the different pieces fit together.  They will also discuss how the various entities work together to successfully investigate and prosecute fraud as well as discussing key success factors and common pitfalls they have experienced.

    Eric Shirk is a Litigation Principal in BDO USA, LLP’s Forensic Technology Services practice and is the national leader of the group’s Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigations practice.

    With over 20 years of technical experience, he specializes in conducting both domestic and international digital investigations for corporations and their legal counsel most commonly in the financial, healthcare and energy sectors.

    In addition to providing his client’s with investigations expertise, Eric also provides litigation consulting services involving discovery protocols, neutral third party analysis agreements, 26(f) conferences, protective orders, preservation and collection protocols and 30(b)(6) preparations. Eric frequently provides expert witness testimony in both state and federal courts most commonly in the areas of intellectual property theft and digital evidence spoliation.

    Prior to joining BDO he was a Managing Director and Technical Consultant for UHY Advisors where he oversaw the firm’s digital forensics practice. He is the sole inventor for a US Patent for “System and Method for Preserving Electronically Stored Information.” This solution is marketed as “Tristan” and allows a layperson to complete a forensic image of a laptop, desktop or server computer.

    Kirstie Tiernan is a Director in Forensic Technology Services department in the Chicago office with more than 13 years of experience providing data analytics, technology consulting, and risk management services. A Certified Fraud Examiner and an Oracle Certified Associate, Kirstie assists clients with utilizing data across the organization from multiple sources, locations, systems, languages, and functions.

    Kirstie is experienced in managing big data analytics projects requiring the collection of entire ERP systems with experience in many accounting systems, including PeopleSoft, SAP and Oracle. Managing a team of database and data analytics experts, she provides clients with the necessary dashboards, statistical models, and predictive analytics to turn data into information upon which key business decisions are made. Applying her expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning, Kirstie regularly works with clients to prevent and detect organizational fraud. 

    Kirstie approaches projects with a focus on process efficiency, regularly implementing technological advancements within systems and databases in order to improve and accelerate time-consuming client processes. She also incorporates strategic data analytics initiatives to assist litigants, claimants, investigators and auditors with creating decisive and definite reports and conclusions.

    Jeff Harfenist  leads the firm’s Global Forensics practice in the Southwest. He has more than 30 years of forensic accounting experience, having managed teams on some of the most high-profile investigations in U.S. history, including Tyco and Enron. Advising multinational organizations and their counsel, Mr. Harfenist has extensive experience leading domestic and international engagements for public and private organizations across numerous industries.

    His practice focuses on fraud-related matters, including alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), kickbacks, embezzlement, Ponzi schemes, financial statement fraud, M&A anti-corruption due diligence and joint venture audits. Jeff guides organizations on compliance and due diligence best practices, risk assessments, assisting clients in developing and implementing anti-corruption and anti-fraud compliance programs and the ongoing testing and monitoring of these programs. He is experienced in conducting internal investigations in response to inquiries by regulatory bodies.


    Skilled in implementing systems designed to detect fraud and mitigate risk, Jeff is adept at utilizing forensic tools to identify anomalous transactions and high-risk relationships. He is experienced in working with large data sets, having managed matters involving more than 50 million documents. A sought after presenter on international fraud-related matters, Jeff has published and presented extensively on managing fraud risk, including on such topics as FCPA, compliance, monitoring, electronic databases, risk assessments, among others. He was previously the National Fraud and Forensic Service Leader for a tax and business consulting firm. 


    CPE Credits: 4.0 CPE Hours

    Agenda:         
    9:00 AM
    9:30 AM
    10:20AM
    10:30 AM

    Registration
    Eric Shirk - Current State of Challenges in Data Protection
    Break
    Kirstie Tiernan - Effective Use of Data Analytics and Reporting
    11:30 AM Lunch (Buffet Style)
    12:00 PM Jeff Harfenist - Anti-Corruption Update
    12:50PM
    1:00 PM
    1:50 PM
    2:00 PM 

    Break
    Jeff Harfenist - Conducting Effective Fraud Risk Analysis and Reviews
    Closing Remarks
    Dismissal

       

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the basics of fraud investigation in corporate environments

    • Understand the basics of fraud investigation by law enforcement

    • Understand the basics of prosecution of fraud

    Event Policies:

    • If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email events@houstonacfe.org no later than 5 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.      

    • For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please visit the Terms & Conditions section of the website, or email us at events@houstonacfe.org.     

    Additional Information:

    • Delivery Method: Group-Live

    • Prerequisites: Working Knowledge of Fraud and Fraud Schemes

    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud]

    • Who Should Attend?:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students

    • Advanced Preparation: None

    • Program Level: Intermediate

    NASBA Sponsor No. 125230

    The Houston Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 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. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.


Past events

November 14, 2017 November Luncheon: Using Advanced Data Analytics to Combat Financial Crime in MSBs and FinTech
October 05, 2017 Houston ACFE and IIA Networking Reception
October 05, 2017 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference
September 12, 2017 September Luncheon: Fraud Trends in Harris County
August 08, 2017 August Luncheon: Counterfeit Trends and Techniques
July 11, 2017 July Luncheon: Leveraging Multi-Applications for Advanced Forensic Fraud Analysis
June 18, 2017 28th Annual ACFE Global Conference
June 13, 2017 June Luncheon: Navigating the Risks of Procurement Fraud
May 19, 2017 AUSTIN CHAPTER - Spring Seminar
May 09, 2017 May Luncheon: Fraud Investigation in the Corporate Environment
May 05, 2017 Dallas - Fort Worth Fraud Conference
April 21, 2017 San Antonio Chapter Annual Fraud Conference
April 11, 2017 April Luncheon: High Dollar Corporate Scams
March 21, 2017 Spring 2017 Networking Reception
March 14, 2017 March Luncheon/Annual Ethics Training:Ethical Issues for Fraud Examiners; Interviewing Prospective Witnesses & Evaluating Deception
February 14, 2017 February Luncheon: The Many Faces of Fraud in EMS
January 10, 2017 January Luncheon: Prevention and Awareness for Anti-victimization
December 13, 2016 December Members Appreciation Event - Evolution of Fraud Investigation
November 08, 2016 November Luncheon: 2016 Hiring and Compensation Trends
October 17, 2016 Fall 2016 Networking Reception
October 17, 2016 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference 2016
September 13, 2016 September Luncheon: Payment Fraud: Fraud Trends and Best Practices to Mitigate Your Risk
August 09, 2016 August Luncheon: Increasing and showing the value of protection operations through strategic partnerships within your organization
July 12, 2016 July Luncheon: Big Data and Internal Auditing
June 14, 2016 June Luncheon: Houston ACFE Fraud Impact Award Winner
June 12, 2016 27th Annual ACFE Global Conference
May 10, 2016 May Luncheon: Identifying and Seizing Electronic Evidence
April 12, 2016 April Luncheon/Annual Ethics Training: A Celebration of Heroes; A Whistleblower's Story
March 17, 2016 Spring 2016 Networking Reception
March 08, 2016 March Luncheon: Basics of Internal Controls in Fraud Examination
February 09, 2016 February Luncheon: Identity Theft is a Major Problem in America
January 12, 2016 January Monthly Luncheon

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Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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