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Houston ACFE December Members Appreciation Event - FCPA Compliance (morning) and Forensics/Security for Fraud Examiners (afternoon) - 8 hours CFE CPE

  • December 11, 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 4:50 PM
  • HESS Club 5430 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77056
  • 38


  • Members Seat - Only current active members of the Houston Chapter may register a members seat.
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December 2018 Members Appreciation Event: Eight Hours of Training: FCPA Compliance and Forensics/Security for Fraud Examiners

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 8:00 am to 4:50 pm

Speakers:   Thomas Fox, J.D.  


Mark Grimes, Ph.D.

Raymond Beken and John Myers

Presentation Description: This event is an eight hour event that we are providing at a discounted price to our current Houston Chapter members. The discounted members' amount is for the usual one hour training luncheon amount.  All other attendees will pay a higher price for the eight hour event. 

In the morning we will have a four-hour presentation regarding FCPA Compliance.  

How is your compliance operation started?

What is an effective Anti-Corruption Ethics and Compliance Program?

What is the story in your data?

Over lunch, we will be presenting the Houston ACFE Awards for 2018, including the Greater Houston Area Fraud Fighter of the Year Award, the Greater Houston Area Educator of the Year Award, and the Greater Houston Area CFE of the Year Award. 

In the afternoon, you will learn about a variety of Forensic Security topics targeted specifically for use in fraud examination

Morning Speaker: Thomas Fox  "Operationalizing Your Compliance:  Moving from Detection to Prevention"

The success of any compliance program is based upon the successful implementation and integration of three components: A company must (1) establish a Compliance Program; (2) promote the Compliance Program, internally as well as externally; and (3) enforce the Compliance Program.

Thomas Fox has practiced law in Houston for 25 years. He is now assisting companies with FCPA compliance, Risk Management and international transactions. He was most recently the General Counsel at Drilling Controls, Inc., a worldwide oilfield manufacturing and service company.  He was previously Division Counsel with Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. where he supported Halliburton’s software division and its downhole division, which included the logging, directional drilling and drill bit business units.

Tom attended undergraduate school at the University of Texas, graduate school at Michigan State University and law school at the University of Michigan.

Tom writes and speaks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics, ranging from FCPA compliance, indemnities and other forms of risk management for a worldwide energy practice, tax issues faced by multi-national US companies, insurance coverage issues and protection of trade secrets.

Afternoon Speaker:   Kent Gee: "Ongoing Threats at the Desktop: Explanation and Mitigation"

The focus will be at the desktop (point-to-point) level of control by explaining on-going threats (terminology).  The discussion will also include mitigation strategies for data protection and fraud prevention.

Kent Gee has been a CFE for over 25 years and is a recipient of this Chapter's Lifetime Achievement Award.  Throughout his career in Information Security (Cybersecurity) and IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance, Kent has focused on data protection and fraud prevention.

He is currently a Senior Manager in Cyber Security for the American Bureau of Shipping.  In addition to his full time position, he also serves as a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary on the National IT Staff in the Cyber Division as a Branch Chief of Strategic Cyber Plans.

Afternoon Speaker: Mark Grimes, "Information Systems for Detection of Physiological and Behavioral Cues of Deception"

The talk will cover some basic concepts of deception and deception detection, and how information systems can be used to capture and analyze cues of deception. We will also discuss some emerging techniques involving analysis of mouse movement and typing behaviors.

Mark Grimes is an Assistant Professor in the Decision and Information Sciences Department in the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. Mark completed his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems at the University of Arizona in 2015. While at the University of Arizona, Mark worked as a research associate for the National Center for Border Security and Immigration (BORDERS), a Department of Homeland Security center of excellence, where he conducted research related to rapid screening, deception detection, information systems security, and other border security topics.

Mark's primary stream of research focuses on analysis of human computer interaction behaviors such as typing and mouse movements to detect changes in emotional and cognitive states. Mark has been a co-PI on over $220,000 of funded research, and his work has been published in highly respected IS journals and conferences. He has presented his research before a variety of security-oriented groups including the Southwest Border Management Summit, the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, the Center for Identification Technology Research, and numerous government stakeholders.

Afternoon Speakers:  Raymond Beken and John Myers, "Real Time Security and Forensic Collection"

Raymond Beken and John Myers will speak about what employers can see in real time on employees' computers with technology such as credit card information, and personally identifiable information.  They will also discuss theft alerts, and other the forensic tools used to collect this information.

Raymond Beken from Nuix Ringtail has been helping the legal and compliance industries manage mass amounts of data due to litigation, information governance, computer forensics, and compliance issues in varying capacities since 1994.  He has held positions from Customer Service, Account Management, Managing Partner, Project Management to arrive at his current position in Business Development for Nuix Ringtail.  Ray’s current role is to help organizations implement and utilize technology to leverage the power of software to take the guess work out of cyber security, incident response, internal investigations and myriad other functions. 

John Myers is an eDiscovery and Digital Forensics professional with over 25 years of experience assisting clients with solutions in various industries including IT, electronic discovery, consumer goods and hospitality.  He holds a B.A. in Business, has held leadership positions in several large consulting firms and worked with over 100 law firms and corporations. He holds several industry certificates of training and is a licensed Private Investigator/Qualified Manager in the State of Texas.

Lunch Speaker: David Kirtland of Houston ACFE will discuss ACFE Houston's activity during the 2018 year. The chapter's awards for 2018 will be presented.  

CPE Credits: 8.0 CPE Hours


7:30 am to 8:00 am – Registration

8:00 am to 10:30 am - Tom Fox (First half of the session)

10:30 – 10:45 am (break)

10:45 – 12:00 pm - Tom Fox (2nd half of the session)


Lunch break: 12:15 – 1:15 – Awards Presentations - 2018 and overview of Houston ACFE summary of the year

1:20 pm – 2:20 pm – Kent Gee

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Mark Grimes

3:40 pm – 4:40 pm - Ray Beken and John Myers

4:45 pm - 4:50 pm - Closing remarks

Learning Objectives: 
  • Understand the basics of FCPA Compliance and how enforcement should look
  • Understand establishing the FCPA compliance program
  • Understand Forensic Desktop security and Cyberthreats
  • Understand human computer interaction behaviors such as typing and mouse movements to detect changes in emotional and cognitive states
  • Understand Real-Time Monitoring at the workplace
  • Understand Forensic collection tools and how these are used

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

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PO Box 22853
Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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