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November Houston ACFE Virtual Training: Through the Looking Glass: Protecting Yourself While Conducting Internet-Based Investigations

  • November 16, 2021
  • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual training - Zoom Link


  • You must be a student chapter member to register at this rate.

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The Houston ACFE welcomes you to a virtual seminar

(3rd Tuesday in November this time due to holiday)

Houston ACFE will be hosting this seminar


Speaker: Ryan Duquette, CFE, RSM Canada

Title: "Through the Looking Glass: Protecting Yourself While Conducting Internet-Based Investigations"             

Description:  “Through the looking glass” is a metaphorical expression meaning: on the strange side, in the twilight zone, or in a strange, parallel world. While the internet can be considered a strange, parallel world, it can also be an informative, interesting, yet scary place when conducting different types of investigations. There are various technologies and methods that you can use to protect your identity and information while conducting internet-based investigations. This session will illustrate these technologies and methods to keep you safe when investigating online and you will also learn various OSINT methods to use during your own investigations.

Bio: Ryan Duquette is the Canadian lead for RSM Canada’s Security and Privacy Risk Consulting practice. A seasoned professional within the investigations and cyber security fields, Ryan focuses on litigation support, cyber incident response, privacy and cyber technology risks, digital forensics and cyber fraud matters. Ryan has been an investigator for over twenty years and was

previously a police officer focusing on cybercrime and fraud cases. He works closely with clients involved in workplace investigations and civil litigation matters including intellectual property theft, HR investigations and data breaches.

Ryan also provides cyber thought leadership to clients across multiple industries. He supports them by collaborating to develop and execute strategic plans, identify and address security and technology issues, with a view to reducing risks and optimizing efficiencies. Ryan has been qualified as an expert witness on numerous occasions, and is a frequent presenter at fraud,
digital forensics, cybersecurity and investigative conferences worldwide.

Professional affiliations and credentials
· Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
· International High Technology Crime Investigation Association
· International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists
· Council of Professional Investigators Ontario
· Certified Electronic Evidence Collection Specialist (CEECS)
· Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE)
· Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
· EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE)
· Magnet Certified Forensics Examiner (MCFE)
· Level II (Secret) Government of Canada Security Clearance
· Licensed Private Investigator (Ontario)

· Honours Bachelor of Arts, Crime and Deviance and Sociology, University of Toronto
· Master of Science, Digital Forensics Management, Champlain College

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the methods criminals use to find your data
  • Compare various technologies and software tools to protect your identity while investigating online
  • Examine various methods to employ to hide your own tracks
  • Use various OSINT methods during your own investigations

11:50 am:  Zoom meeting opens

11:55 am: Houston ACFE President Remarks

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Speaker Begins

Recommended CPE hours: 1.0 credits.  You must attend the full session plus answer three polling questions to qualify for the CPE credit.

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.      

Program Cancellation Policy

If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST cancel online through your account no later than 5 days prior to the event, unless otherwise indicated in specific event policies, to request a refund and/or cancel your registration. The Chapter must confirm event registrations with the venue prior to the event and any changes after this time period can become a financial cost to the Chapter. The Chapter reserves the right to make the final determination on what percentage charge/refund will be returned for cancellations made after the cutoff. The default condition is that cancellations made after cutoff will be charged at 100% and/or no refunds will be allowed. In the event the Chapter determines that partial charges or refunds will be allowed, they will be made on a case by case basis.

In the event of having to cancel one of the events,  the Chapter would immediately send an email blast to all registrants with the emails they used for registration.  The Chapter media relations officer would post on all social media platforms notifying members of the cancellation, and the Chapter webmaster would also post cancellation on the Chapter website.

In the event an attendee does not show up to the event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, then the attendee will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Chapter reserves the right to bar future registrations for any attendees who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.  If you have any questions you may email events@houstonacfe.org."

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.    

Attendance Requirements:  In order to receive CPE credit, you must attend at least 50 minutes of each hour presented, and you must answer at least three polling questions per hour presented. 

Additional Information:

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Prerequisites: Not Applicable
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Who Should Attend:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic

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PO Box 22853
Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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