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August 2022 ACFE Houston In PERSON Luncheon, "Utilizing Digital Forensics in Fraud Investigations"

  • August 09, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Dukessa Event Venue, 2840 Chimney Rock Rd, Houston, TX 77056


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

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The Houston ACFE invites you to join us for our Monthly IN PERSON luncheon!  It's on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, so mark your recurring calendars!

Note: We will have a drawing for a FREE registration to the Houston Fraud Conference at the luncheon for those present!

Shanon BurgessSpeaker: Shanon Burgess,  Digital Forensic Analyst / Crash Reconstructionist at CAC Forensics

Title:  Utilizing Digital Forensics in Fraud Investigations

Date:  August 9, 2022

Description:   Today’s world is increasingly more connected from your desktop computer to the vehicle you drive. All of these digital connections in our professional and personal lives impacts us in more ways than we can imagine. From a fraud investigations standpoint, a fraudster could be sitting in the desk next to you or half-way around the world. But one thing is for certain every user interaction with a digital device leaves behind digital breadcrumbs. A user copying a file from a desktop computer to USB logs a timestamp when that USB was plugged-in and what files were accessed. A user deleting incriminating communications on their cloud-synced laptop doesn’t mean the communications are deleted from the cloud. A user that filed an insurance claim alleging they can’t move from work-related injuries is constantly logging their steps in a health database via the smartphone in their pocket. This presentation introduces the participant to the increasing volume of digital evidence that exists, how digital forensics can be used to find out what’s going on, and allow fraud investigators to effectively and efficiently investigate fraud.

Bio:  Shanon Burgess is a seasoned expert with a decade of experience in data collection, recovery, and forensic investigations. As Senior Digital Forensics Analyst of CAC Forensics, he leads day-to-day operations and oversees the digital forensic services offered to clients, including data collection, forensic analysis, expert testimony, and forensic consultation.  His present duties include investigating employee misconduct, fraud, data exfiltration, distracted driving, IP theft, and harassment. He conducts research and performs advanced data extraction techniques for damaged devices being able to recover data when others say it can’t be done. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, published in professional publications, and constantly shares insightful content on topics relating to digital forensics and cybersecurity. He holds a number of certifications including:

  • GIAC Advanced Smartphone Forensics (GASF)
  • Magnet Certified Forensic Examiner (MCFE)
  • Certified Mobile Examiner (CCME)
  • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
  • Magnet Certified Cloud Examiner (MCCE)
  • Texas Private Investigator
  • Arkansas Private Investigator

‾     Learning Objectives: 

  •  Understand the process of digital forensics collection, analysis, and validation
  •  Identify the types of data that can be recovered
  • Review case studies showing how digital evidence can be utilized


11:30 am: Lunch

11:50 am: Houston ACFE Board Remarks

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Presentation

Recommended CPE hours: 1.0 credits.  

Event Policies:

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.  

Additional Information:

Delivery Method:  Group Live
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

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 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 web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

For concerns regarding course offerings, certifications or complaints, please contact:  Gabriella Marshall, Training Director at the Houston ACFE.

Houston Area ACFE Chapter
PO Box 22853
Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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