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June 2024: ACFE Houston Virtual Training: Reimagining Safety in the Age of Gen AI

  • June 25, 2024
  • 11:55 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual training - Zoom Link


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  • Registration for non-members.
  • You must be a student chapter member to register at this rate.


The Houston ACFE invites you to join us for our Monthly virtual training!  It's the last Tuesday of each month, so mark your recurring calendars!

In June we continue or discussion of safety with, and the risks of Generative AI


Speakers: Sanjay Bhakta & Kennedy Meda CFE, Centific 

Title:   Reimagining Safety In the Age of Gen AI

Description: Digital safety of generative AI is even more important today than ever with the rapid adoption across many industries.  We'll contextualize safety using the dimensions of GRC, Privacy, & Cybersecurity.

Generative AI has unleashed vast potential for automating various tasks, as well as accelerating the efforts of bad actors to commit fraud.  The democratization of Gen AI is enabling novices to use tools such as ChatGPT without a technology background to orchestrate complex fraudulent scenarios that may go unnoticed.  We’ll demystify the different categories of AI and types of Gen AI, while sharing insights on the costs and implementation best practices to implement.  Examples showcasing ChatGPT for fraud shall be dissected, as well as security best practices.

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Perpetual Cycle of Fraud

    2. Legislative Impacts to Cyber and Fraud

    3. Measuring Governance & Privacy effectiveness

    4. Quantifying Data Security

    5. Examples of using GRC, Privacy, & Cybersecurity

    6. Available Technology Platforms 

    7. Best Practices

    BIO: Sanjay Bhakta, currently the Global Head of Cybersecurity & Fraud Solutions, drives GTM strategies and business development, leading teams of analysts, data scientists, and engineers.  He’s spent over 17 years in financial services, spanning different roles, combating bad actors across the globe.  His fraud experiences include Account Takeover, AML, Bot Management, Chargebacks, First-party, Forensics, Friendly fraud, Payments, and others.  In addition, Sanjay’s background has enabled threat & fraud mitigation, realizing operational savings > 45%, while evolving with the speed and agility of cybercriminal activity.

    Kennedy Meda, CFE CFS spent almost a decade conducting fraud and financial crime investigations at tier-one financial institutes. These investigations included money laundering, money mule, opioid/drug financing, human trafficking, elder exploitation, SBA/PPP loan fraud, first-party fraud, account taker, chargeback abuse, and internal threat. Kennedy moved into the private sector and worked as a Market Intelligence Fraud Analyst at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C, analyzing wash trading, money crossing, insider trading, pump and dump related cases. Currently she is the Director of Digital Safety & Fraud Solutions at Centific, assisting and providing financial institutions and businesses with solutions to mitigate fraud risks, while building public consumer trust.

    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


    11:50 am ZOOM OPENS


    12:00 - 1:00 PRESENTATION BEGINS

    Recommended CPE hours: 1.0 credits

    Event Policies

    In order to receive CPE credit for this presentation, the attendee must attend for 50 minutes and answer three poll questions randomly presented during the event.

    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 Internet Based

    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 Sasha Gartman, Training Director, Houston ACFE at events@houstonacfe.org.

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    Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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