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  • April 18, 2017 2:13 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

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    ACFE members - join us for the 10th annual
    SecureWorld Houston conference
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    May 18, 2017 - Norris Conference Center - CityCentre

    Earn 6-12 CPE credits  •  Industry peer networking  •  30+ educational components

    Opening Keynote


    Colonel Cedric Leighton

    CNN Military Analyst, USAF (retired)
    CEO, Cedric Leighton Associates


    "Intelligence and Cybersecurity: Toward a More Effective Public / Private Partnership"



    SecureWorld PLUS - Earn 12 CPEs!


    The PLUS course is the day before so you don't miss any of the conference.

    Wednesday, May 17  •  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



    Alex Wood

    CISO, Pulte Financial Services


    "Using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to Build and Mature an Information Security Program"


    In this full-day, hands-on workshop, participants will leverage the NIST cybersecurity Framework as a guide to create or mature their security program. Regardless of industry, the framework provides an ideal platform for planning, communicating and validating your security approach.


    Breakout Sessions

    "Red Team: Active Hacker Drills" 
    Quincy Jackson, Red Team Lead, Oil and Gas Company

    "Social Engineering Automation"
    Alejandro Villegas, Security Engineer, Amazon; and Julie Villegas, Teleion Consulting

    "Cybersecurity in the Maritime Environment"
    Jack Richard Dougherty, Asst. Commandant, Texas A&M Maritime Academy

    "Methods That Work: Security Awareness That Changes Behavior"
    Dr. Paul Berryman, Security and Compliance Manager, Andrews Kurth Kenyon, LLP






    Discount Codes


    $100 off SecureWorld PLUS Pass


    $50 off Conference Pass


    $30 off Open Sessions Pass

    SecureWorld provides Group Rate Discounts for your security team.
    Contact us for pricing details.

    SecureWorld PLUS Pass: ($525)
    Conference Pass included
    12 CPE credit hours & certificate of attendance
    6 hours of in-depth training with one instructor
    Access to all breakout sessions
    Gourmet lunch

    Conference Pass: ($145)
    6 CPE credit hours & certificate of attendance
    Access to all breakout sessions
    Gourmet lunch

    Open Sessions Pass: (Free)
    Access to Exhibitor Hall, keynotes, and limited sessions

    Prices above reflect discounts

    View complete registration details here



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    SecureWorld   4500 Kruse Way, Suite 150    Lake Oswego,  Oregon   97035   United States

  • April 11, 2017 3:27 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    The ACFE is offering a tremendous opportunity for student members who are interested in learning more about fraud or pursuing a fraud-related career. A limited number of student scholarships to the 28th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference are available, which will be hosted in Nashville, TN, June 18-23, 2017.

    The scholarship includes free registration to the Main Conference (June 19-21), access to networking receptions and (2) ACFE polo shirts. In return, you will be required to assist the ACFE staff in various areas for a minimum of five hours during the conference. Every effort will be made to assure minimal conflict with the conference sessions and networking events you wish to attend. You will be responsible for your travel, lodging and dining expenses outside of the meals provided at the conference.

    To be eligible, you must be an ACFE student member with anti-fraud related academic and career interests and submit the following documents by April 12, 2017:

    • A statement of 400 words or less describing the way in which your academic and career interests relate to the anti-fraud profession. Name and contact information must be included.
    • A letter of recommendation written by a professor or employer who is familiar with your work and career interests. The letter must be submitted on official institutional/company letterhead with a visible signature.

    Documents may be emailed to Joshua Amell at JAmell@ACFE.com or faxed to +1 (512) 478-9184. Recipients will be selected and notified by April 28, 2017.

    If you have questions or need additional information,  contact Joshua Amell by email or phone at (800) 245-3321 / +1 (512) 478-9000.


  • April 05, 2017 8:01 AM | Timothy Davis (Administrator)

    Raffle #1 National Conference Registration Winners: Suzon Bridges and Jill Hollingshead

    Raffle #2 CFE Exam Prep Course Winner: Kim Garza

    Throughout 2017 Q1 we collected donations for the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program which supports the education of students who have an interest in pursuing a career in fraud examination. Many of these outstanding and deserving students go on to become Certified Fraud Examiners.

    We received $606 in donations by the end of March. A special thank you to everyone that donated!

  • March 27, 2017 2:04 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    Join anti-fraud professionals from across the world for the world's largest anti-fraud organization's annual global conference.  This annual event is being held at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN.  In addition to 13 tracks of educational sessions, the ACFE Global Fraud Conference hosts the foremost experts in the anti-fraud field. These keynote speakers share their insights and address the key anti-fraud issues relevant to you. 

    By registering for this event on the Houston Chapter website you are asking to be registered as part of the Houston Chapter group.  You will be required to complete a manual Supplement Registration Form (PDF that is required by the National ACFE). 

    The group registration price is determined by the number of individuals who register.   You will be billed at the final discount rate.  The prices listed are the maximum amount you will be billed if you register and do not cancel prior to April 15, 2017.  The group registration rate is the lowest rate you can receive, including early bird registration.  So we encourage members to take advantage of this opportunity.  TO REGISTER AT THE HOUSTON CHAPTER GROUP RATE, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    If you do NOT want to take advantage of the group registration rate you can view more information and register directly as an individual on the conference website at FraudConference.com

  • March 27, 2017 1:30 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    The Houston Chapter Board has approved 5 awards in the amount of $500 each to go to 5 selected current members who have submitted a written essay explaining why they should be chosen.  The submission period is open now and ends April 14th.  The Houston Chapter Board will review the submissions and make a final selection on or before April 21st.  Award recipients will be notified by April 24th. 

    To be considered for this award, email a Word document essay (no more than one page) to acfehouston@houstonacfe.org and describe the reasons you deserve to be one of the five members to receive the award.  There are no specified elements that are required to be included in the essay, just be as clear and complete as possible in your description.  

    Good Luck!!!

  • March 22, 2017 5:57 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    On March 14, 2017 at the Houston Chapter's March Seminar, Cindy Dunigan was awarded the President's Award for serving for 20 years on the Houston Chapter Board of Directors.  See post on our Professional Awards page.

    Thank you Cindy for your continued service to the ACFE and the Houston Chapter!

  • March 14, 2017 4:47 PM | Patrick Rodriguez (Administrator)


    March 17, 2017 | 11:00am - 1:30pm

  • December 19, 2016 8:52 AM | Katherine Avery Guillot (Administrator)

    The Houston Area ACFE has awarded a scholarship to Y (Anna) Nguyen.  Ms. Nguyen is pursuing a Masters of Science in Accounting from the University of Houston - Clear Lake.

  • December 08, 2016 4:05 PM | Seham Carson (Administrator)

    Throughout November we collected donations for the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program which supports the education of students who have an interest in pursuing a career in fraud examination. Many of these outstanding and deserving students go on to become Certified Fraud Examiners.

    We had a goal to reach $500 in donations by the end of November. Thanks to everyone that donated, we actually exceeded that goal by 50%! A special thank you to everyone that donated. For each $25 in donations in November, 1 raffle ticket was issued for a chance to win a CFE Exam Prep Course. The raffle winner is: Beverly Perilloux!

    Thank you for your participation and for helping contribute to the success of our local ACFE chapter!

  • December 05, 2016 12:43 PM | Krystin Mitchell (Administrator)

    The Houston Chapter of the ACFE announces its 2016 Fraud Fighter of the Year Award Winner – Detective Scott Lanham, MBA, CFE

     Scott Lanham led an investigation regarding complaints of the theft and sale of offense reports to a third party. He was diligent in his efforts to secure justice as he collaborated with the National Insurance Crime Bureau regarding his suspicions of a larger fraud. Scott Lanham solved a case involving organized criminal activity predicated on Insurance Fraud, barrartry, and bribery. During this case, Scott collaborated with Houston Police Department Officers, Major Fraud Unit at the Harris County District Attorney Office, Texas Department of Insurance, the Texas Attorney General's Office, investigators from the IRS and DEA the Texas Chiropractic Board. The case resulted in 19 indictments and the total estimate of the fraud currently stands over $500,000.

    Detective Scott C. Lanham, MBA, CFE is a police officer assigned to the Houston Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit.  He investigates a full range of financial crimes.  Officer Lanham has investigated, charged, and convicted identity thieves, corporate embezzlers, money launderers, members of criminal organizations, and human traffickers.  Officer Lanham’s previous assignments include patrol, crime scene investigation, and SWAT.

    Because of his work on this case, he was selected by the Houston ACFE Board of Directors as the 2016 Fraud Fighter of the Year Award winner and one of our guest speakers at the December 13, 2016 luncheon.

    The Houston Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners issues the Greater Houston Fraud Fighter of the Year award annually to the investigator, public or private, whose investigation exemplifies determination, perseverance, and commitment in the fight against fraud. The fraud fighter must have played an important role in a significant fraud matter. In the spirit of the Houston Chapter slogan United Locally to Fight Fraud Globally, the winner must reside in the Greater Houston area. 

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

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