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  • November 07, 2017 10:18 AM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

    On this election day, don't forget to cast your vote for the 2018-2019 ACFE Board of Regents! 

    Our very own Houston ACFE Past President

    Ryan Hubbs

    has been nominated for the ACFE Board of Regents and wants your vote in this election.  There are only 3 positions open, so don't delay and submit your vote for Ryan today!

    To read more about the candidates, election process and deadlines, go to ACFE.com or click below. 

  • September 19, 2017 12:31 PM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)

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    The United States Attorney's Office (USAO)/Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #6 out of 18 large agencies and EOUSA/United States Attorneys' Offices ranked #59 out of 305 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2016 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/index.php.

    For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479488300.

  • August 18, 2017 11:53 AM | Chrysti Ziegler (Administrator)
    A colleague from the Colorado Springs ACFE Chapter sent me this article and I was impressed with how the article was such an easy read for such an important topic so I wanted to share it with our Houston Chapter members. 

    The topic: The importance of website security updates for small businesses

    Read the full article here.

    The article answers questions you'd ask yourself, like "what exactly are security updates?" and "why would a hacker waste time on my small business?"  A very quick and interesting article and I suggest taking 3 minutes to read it. 


    President, Houston ACFE Chapter

  • July 25, 2017 12:48 PM | Patrick Rodriguez (Administrator)

    The 2017 Chapter Website of the Year was accepted by Ryan Hubbs, former president of the Houston Chapter. The Houston Chapter’s website recently went through a significant redesign. They listened to their members and their site now provides a platform that streamlines the ability to locate relevant information and interact with the chapter safely and securely.  


  • July 12, 2017 8:52 AM | David Kirtland (Administrator)

    One of our speakers at this year's Houston Fraud Conference recently had an article published about how conspiracies lead to fraud.  Click the link below to read the article!

    Conspiracies can come in many different forms. Which scenario is considered a conspiracy? By Jerome Mayne

  • June 13, 2017 12:38 PM | Krystin Mitchell (Administrator)

    The Houston Chapter of the ACFE announces the 2017 Global Fraud Impact Award Winner – Professor Robert E. Hoskisson Ph.d.

    Robert E. Hoskisson is the George R. Brown Chair of Strategic Management at the Jones School of Business at Rice University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California–Irvine. His research topics focus on corporate strategy and governance and he teaches courses in corporate and international strategic management, among others. Professor Hoskisson has served on several editorial boards and his research has appeared in over 100 publications. He has co-authored over 20 books and was recently ranked among the top scholars in business and economics by the Times Higher Education.

    Dr. Hoskisson’s research focuses on corporate strategy and the corresponding outcomes concerning performance and managerial commitment. He co-authored “External Corporate Governance and Financial Fraud: Cognitive Evaluation Theory Insights on Agency Theory Prescriptions” with Brian Connelly, and Wei Shi, which will soon be published in the Strategic Management Journal. Doctor Hoskisson’s latest research uses cognitive evaluation theory, with respect to top management and the impact external regulations have on corporate fraud. Because of his research and lifelong contribution to the worldwide pursuit to reduce corporate fraud, he was selected by the Houston ACFE Board of Directors as the 2017 Fraud Impact Award Winner.

    For a copy of the study, go to http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smj.2560/abstract.

    For more insights from this study, visit the Jones School’s Rice Business Wisdom website, http://ricebusinesswisdom.com/strategy-environment/youre-not-the-boss-of-me.

    The Houston Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Global Fraud Impact Award for 2017 is presented to the individual who made outstanding, significant contributions to the worldwide effort to prevent, deter, or detect 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 Houston Combined Statistical Area, defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, Waller, Chambers, Austin, San Jacinto, Walker, and Matagorda counties.  The outstanding contribution must have taken place during the twelve month period ending April 30, 2017.

  • 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

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

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