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ACFE Houston In PERSON Luncheon, Topic: CyberAnalytics: A Big Data Approach to Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance

  • February 14, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Ballroom at Tanglewood (formerly HESS Club), 5430 Westheimer Ct, Houston, TX 77056


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

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The Houston ACFE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US ON VALENTINE'S DAY for our Monthly IN PERSON luncheon!  It's on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, so mark your recurring calendars!


Speaker Dr. Joviita Nsoh [‘Soh]

Title: CyberAnalytics: A Big Data Approach to Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance

Note: We will have a drawing for one (in person and virtual) free entry to the Houston ACFE conference October 5-6 and other drawing for one free National virtual conference entry June 12-14 (not in person).  Must be present to win!

Date: February 14, 2023

Time: Lunch 11:30 pm, 12-1 presentation

Description:  Despite significant investments in Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS), Data Loss Prevention, firewalls, encryption solutions, security appliances, etc, security breaches continue to be on the rise. Breaches pose one of the most disrupting challenges that enterprises face today. The challenge is real for Cloud, industrial control systems (ICS), social networks and mobile communications and Industry 4.0 systems. According to Verizon (2019) threat reports, companies faced 41,686 reported security incidents and 2,013 data breaches from 86 countries in 2019. While many attacks are standard in nature, Verizon (2019) observed that 71% of breaches were financially motivated, 56% took months or longer to discover, while 15% were misuse by authorized users. This issue is due to partly by the enormous amount of data and the prevalence of standalone security tools. One cloud provider reported that its half a million hosts generated approximately 8 billion firewall events and 7 TB daily event logs entries. The provider also reported that data volume is growing at 20 TB per day. Traditional siloed, standalone, and signature-based security tools are no longer effective.

A collaborative, Big Data and AI-driven security analytics approach is imperative. The benefits of Big Data, AI, Business intelligence approaches have driven security teams to use tools such as Splunk, Sophos, Cognito, Qradar, Darktrace, and Azure Sentinel.

This discussion provides a technical overview of collaborative, Big Data and AI-driven security analytics systems as a potential solution to cloud, mobile, social, IoT and, industry 4.0 conundrum.


Bio:  Dr. Joviita Nsoh [‘Soh] has over 25 years of progressive experience executing key technology strategies and leading large, distributed cross-functional teams using agile software development methodologies. In addition, Dr. Nsoh has a deep understanding and technical expertise in complex technology deployments, digital transformation, and technology insights for various industries, public sector (civilian, defense, & intelligence community), emphasizing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity issues related to critical infrastructures such as energy, water, autonomous systems, and the intelligent supply chain. His current research interests include security for emerging trends and technologies such as Industrie 4.0/5.0, 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), neural networks, and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Dr. Nsoh was previously the Regional CTO in Microsoft’s public sector team for the Americas. In that capacity, he was directly involved in high profile cybersecurity and transformational projects. He also held the role of Director of Risk intelligence and Compliance at Microsoft. Working across multiple countries and cultures, Dr. Nsoh and his team led projects that digital transformed companies, governments, and municipalities. Dr. Nsoh was also recently the Director of Risk Intelligence and Compliance at Microsoft’s Cyber Defense and Industrial network team, where he focused on protecting Microsoft’s critical OT infrastructure.

Dr. Jovita Nsoh is currently a cybersecurity Professor of Practice at the University of Houston’s College of Engineering. 

Learning Objectives:  

  • What is cybersecurity in analytics?
  • How does Big Data and AI-driven security analytics combine to prevent security breaches?
  • What tools are used in cybersecurity?

Presentation timeline:

11:30 Lunch begins

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

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

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

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