2017 Sessions

Customize your learning at the 2017 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East by choosing from four tracks of educational sessions, all led by industry experts from the world's top organizations. Whether you are a new practitioner or an experienced professional, you will find opportunities to expand your knowledge, discover new resources and build new skills. Regardless of your experience level, we offer the best anti-fraud training available.

Sunday, 29 January
Main Conference
09:00-10:25

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General Session: Rules Versus Principles
Andrew Fastow
Former CFO, Enron
Convicted Fraudster*

Fraud examiners, auditors, regulators, and underwriters look for “fraud”, but fraud is a narrowly defined term. Usually, these experts look for embezzlement, bribery and the forging of incorrect financial entries. This traditional definition of fraud does not include a very significant component of fraud, namely loopholes. Loopholes, simply stated, are contrived structures that technically adhere to a rule (or at least obtain an opinion attesting to technical compliance), but that contravene the purpose, or principle, of the rule.

Beginning in the 1980’s, there were two major systemic changes that gave rise to the loophole industry. The first was the advent of structured finance. The second was the explosion in the complexity of accounting, tax, and securities regulations. An industry comprising accountants, bankers, lawyers and financial consultants arose to create financial structures that exploit this complexity, enabling companies to alter reported financials and to avoid taxes, all while technically complying with rules and regulations. Business executives now have at their disposal, an array of legal weapons that can fundamentally alter the appearance of their company’s financial condition.

When is it acceptable to engage in a transaction that technically complies with the rules, but that may be misleading? Can a transaction that technically complies with the rules be considered unethical or illegal? Is it ever appropriate to depart from GAAP or IFRS? In this general session, Andrew Fastow will cite examples of such transactions at major companies, discuss the rationalizations made by executives to justify their decisions, and provide examples of how these decisions can cause great harm to stakeholders. He will make suggestions of questions that regulators, auditors, fraud examiners and underwriters might ask in order to ensure that their companies not only follow the rules, but also uphold the principles behind them.

Finally, the former Chief Financial Officer of Enron Corp. will discuss his own story, and he will describe how he made such profound mistakes.

Level: Overview
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

*The ACFE does not compensate convicted fraudsters.
10:50-12:10

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2A Adapting to Change for Internal Audit and Anti-Fraud Professions
Syed Imran Zia, CFE, ACA, FCCA, CIA
Chief Internal Auditor, Gulf Drilling International

Businesses are constantly disrupted by emerging technologies and evolving business models. Internal audit must be at the forefront of these winds of change and the choice is simple: adapt or disappear. This session will highlight the dilemmas of traditional internal audit and fraud functions in a rapidly changing business environment. It will also discuss the measures that internal audit and fraud leaders must take to move beyond current thinking and position audit and fraud functions in a way that maximises value and leads organisational thinking.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Revolutionise the internal audit and fraud functions in the light of changing business models
  • Understand the paradigm shift needed in the audit and fraud leaders' approach towards the profession
  • React to the dynamic business environment and rethink ways of aligning with the changes
  • Adopt a future-focused audit approach to be more impactful

Level: Advanced
Recommended Prerequisites: Management Services
Field of Study: Knowledge and experience of the audit and fraud examination process

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2B The Return of the Tone at the Top
Gerry Zack, CFE, CPA, CIA, CCEP
Managing Director – Global Forensics, BDO Consulting

Just when you thought it was safe to stop using the phrase, “tone at the top” is back and more important than ever. Recent cases have cited poor control environments as the cause of fraud and other wrongdoing, not merely as a contributing factor, but the issue goes well beyond management simply setting a tone. This session will explore recent cases such as Toshiba, VW, Hertz and others to define exactly what is expected in a good control environment. From each of these cases, the session will describe best practices for meeting expectations and how each, when not sufficiently in place, impacts other aspects of internal controls. As the COSO model says, the five components of internal control are interrelated. See what this really means and how to protect your organisation from substantial liability due to failures in the tone at the top.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Explain how recent cases illustrate important risk areas in a control environment
  • Identify specific aspects of a control environment most prone to failure
  • Relate specific aspects of a control environment to other components of internal control
  • Implement best practices in a control environment to mitigate risk in your organisation

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: An understanding or top down management and how it affects the control environment of an organisation
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

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2C Use of Data Mining and Machine Learning for Fraud Detection
Ramazan Isik, CFE, CIA, CRISC, CRMA
Chief Audit Executive, Denizbank (Sberbank Group)

Big data, data mining, artificial intelligence and machine learning are popular concepts, and practical use in all sectors is increasing day by day. In this session, you will learn more about these concepts and how they can be used as part of your fraud detection activities. This session will also explore a real-world example of how one organisation integrated data mining and machine learning algorithms to detect anomalies, score transactions on fraud risk and refer suspicious transactions.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Use data mining and machine learning for fraud detection
  • Assign a fraud risk score for each transaction by using clusters and learning models
  • Identify and use financial and non-financial links among employees and customers
  • Detect which employees are the highest fraud risk

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Understanding of data analytics and how the data can be used in real time
Field of Study: Auditing

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2D Finding and Investigating Digital Footprints with Open Source Intelligence
Stephen Hill, Ph.D., MLPI, CIIP

The rise of the internet offers new possibilities for fraud examiners globally. It has been estimated that roughly 90 percent of valuable intelligence comes from open source intelligence (OSINT) compared to traditional covert intelligence. The emergence of new technology, from surface devices to wearable technology, has provided fraud examiners access to information at a rate like never before in real time. This session will show you how OSINT provides access to a plethora of intelligence and can be the life blood of a modern day fraud investigation — if you know where to look.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Use the internet as a fraud investigation tool
  • Employ advanced search techniques
  • Use geo-location tools for social media
  • Explore metadata in photos
  • Protect and hide your identity when online

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: An understanding of internet search methodologies and resources
Field of Study: Information Technology

12:10-13:30
Lunch/Prayer
13:30-14:50

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3A Corporate Bankruptcy and Liquidation Fraud
Dr. Raida Al-Awamleh, Ph.D., CPA, CIA, CQA
CEO, Managing Partner, RAA International Group

When a company goes bankrupt or liquidates, a second company can start up overnight with the same management directors without any obligation to pay for the failed company’s losses. Fraud happens when these directors abuse the company arrangement by transferring the assets of the failing company below their market value before insolvency. This session will take a deeper look at liquidation or bankruptcy fraud and the impact it may have on creditors.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Highlight the auditor’s responsibilities
  • Determine who benefits from bankruptcy and why
  • Recognise the power of an appointed provisional liquidator

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: A fundamental understanding of the business model and how businesses can become bankrupt
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

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3B Achieving Compliance with ISO 27001, 20000 and IA Standards
Jose Luis Carrera Jr., CFE, CIA, CRMA
Director, Governance, Risk & Compliance, DarkMatter LLC

Learn sound best practices with ISO 27001, ISO 20000 and the United Arab Emirates' Information Assurance Standards. This session will provide a road map to successful compliance implementation and achieving these standards. You will learn how to exceed expectations, avoid speed bumps that will derail implementation including fraudulent landscapes, schemes and challenges, and depart with the tools for a successful governance, risk and compliance programme as noted by the Middle East and expected by the UAE.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Implement standards while understanding risk associated with compliance, both from a process perspective as well as an IT and fraud perspective
  • Achieve compliance with ISO 27001, ISO 20000 and UAE Information Assurance Standards
  • Navigate real-world challenges and proactively exceed expectations

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Familiarity with the ISO regulations and IA Standards
Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics

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3C The External Auditor’s Responsibility in Detecting Financial Statement Fraud
Salah Fahmy, CFE, CIA, CPA
Financial Expert, Public Prosecution

Ignoring material facts, an absence of internal controls and a “one-man show” management style may all contribute to a successful fraud in the financial statements. The external auditor’s role requires him to review and report on financial statements with transparency and fairness while supporting the management integrity. This session will explore how to examine financial statements to detect potential issues, determine mistakes from intentional wrongdoing and how to proceed once a fraud is uncovered.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognise from the figures if there is something unusual, unreal or mistaken
  • Read the external auditor report and identify the type of such reports
  • Determine your own methodology to uncover manipulation in the company books and records
  • Collect evidence to support offences you have uncovered
  • Carry out interviews for management, personnel and auditors
  • Write your report to communicate the offence, evidence and who is responsible

Level: Advanced
Recommended Prerequisites: Knowledge of the organisational responsibilities for developing financial statements and experience with financial statements
Field of Study: Auditing

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3D Cost-Effective Fraud Prevention and Detection Measures
Charanjeet Bhatia, CFE, CISM
Head of Fraud Risk Management, FGB

When it comes to fraud risk management, one major constraint faced by organisations of all sizes is the budget. In this session, you will discover effective fraud prevention and detection tools which can be implemented with low cost and almost zero capital expenditure. You will also learn the advantages and disadvantages of such tools, challenges in their implementation, and how to effectively implement a plan to prevent and detect frauds.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Introduce cost-effective fraud prevention and detection tools
  • Choose the appropriate tools
  • Overcome challenges in the implementation of tools

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: An understanding of the fraud examination process
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

15:20-16:40

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4A Corporate Ethics: Do Ethics Really Matter?
Waheed Alkahtani, CFE, CCEP-I
Auditor, Saudi Aramco

Do ethics really matter, especially when you know that many ethical decisions fall under what is defined as “gray areas?” Gray areas are situations that don't fit neatly into an existing mode of ethical analysis, but could be argued appropriately either way. This session will focus on identifying the value of being ethical and how it reflects on the development of individual success as well as the business. It will define the importance of business ethics, debate several ethical scenarios, and introduce means to reach the best ethical decision.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Define “business ethics” and provide an overview
  • Identify what defines a person’s ethics and how we reach an ethical decision
  • Explain the potential seriousness of having a conflict of interest and how it affects the ethical decision
  • Measure the value of conducting business with the highest ethical and legal standards

Level: Overview
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

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4B Interviewing Techniques: Getting Beyond the Basics
Sherman McGrew, J.D., CFE
Program Analyst, TSA

Fraud examiners routinely encounter difficult situations when interviewing suspects and knowing how to effectively deal with them is critical. After a quick review of interview and interrogation basics, this session will provide you with proven interview techniques needed to obtain admissions and confessions. You will also gain insight into what to do during a difficult fraud interview situation and how to do it.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Interview a hostile suspect
  • Manage multiple suspects on an inside job
  • Apply pressure legally
  • Prepare physical evidence for an interview and use it effectively
  • Take notes during an interview without making the suspect nervous
  • Obtain a signed and written confession

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Understanding of the fundamentals of the interviewing process
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

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4C Fraud Case Studies in the Middle East
Iyad Mourtada, CFE, CIA, CMA, CCSA
Managing Director, OpenThinking

Over the past five years, local Gulf Cooperation Council newspapers have featured more and more stories related to corruption and financial fraud. This has led many organisations and government entities in the Middle East to establish special investigation departments to deal with fraud cases, and establish prevention and detection controls. Through a discussion on actual fraud cases in the Middle East, this session will explore the gaps that caused the fraud to happen, the methods that led to the discovery, the techniques used to resolve the case and the controls that were established afterward.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Understand recent fraud trends in the Middle East
  • Conduct effective fraud examinations in the Middle East
  • Establish controls to prevent and detect future fraud

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Knowledge and understanding of the fraud examination process
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

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4D When Virtual Becomes Reality
Tim Harvey, CFE
Director of U.K. Operations, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Here's a quick test of your current knowledge: What is a nonce bit? You have heard of Bitcoin, but how many cryptocurrencies are there? What is questing? This session will provide the answers to these questions and reveal why they are relevant to fraud fighters around the world. If you don't know the answers to the above, you need to update your knowledge because fraudsters always make the most of emerging and intrusive technology. This session will guide you through online, virtual and cryptocurrencies, and explain why they are preferred by criminals.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Understand the differences in online, virtual and cryptocurrencies
  • Change real money (dollars) to virtual currency and vice-versa
  • Explain why virtual currencies are preferred by criminals
  • Discuss why virtual worlds are optimal for covert communications

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Knowledge of the current state of technology as it applies to fraud
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

16:45-17:15

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Optional Session: How to Pass the CFE Exam

Gain insights and practical advice for earning the CFE credential during an optional information session following Sunday's educational program. This session will discuss the value of the credential, provide an overview of the exam and offer study tips to help you pass on your first attempt.

Monday, 30 January
09:00-10:25

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5A Adapting to Change for Internal Audit and Anti-Fraud Professions
Syed Imran Zia, CFE, ACA, FCCA, CIA
Chief Internal Auditor, Gulf Drilling International

Businesses are constantly disrupted by emerging technologies and evolving business models. Internal audit must be at the forefront of these winds of change and the choice is simple: adapt or disappear. This session will highlight the dilemmas of traditional internal audit and fraud functions in a rapidly changing business environment. It will also discuss the measures that internal audit and fraud leaders must take to move beyond current thinking and position audit and fraud functions in a way that maximises value and leads organisational thinking.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Revolutionise the internal audit and fraud functions in the light of changing business models
  • Understand the paradigm shift needed in the audit and fraud leaders' approach towards the profession
  • React to the dynamic business environment and rethink ways of aligning with the change
  • Adopt a future-focused audit approach to be more impactful

Level: Advanced
Recommended Prerequisites: Management Services
Field of Study: Knowledge and experience of the audit and fraud examination process

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5B The Return of the Tone at the Top
Gerry Zack, CFE, CPA, CIA, CCEP
Managing Director – Global Forensics, BDO Consulting

Just when you thought it was safe to stop using the phrase, “tone at the top” is back and more important than ever. Recent cases have cited poor control environments as the cause of fraud and other wrongdoing, not merely as a contributing factor, but the issue goes well beyond management simply setting a tone. This session will explore recent cases such as Toshiba, VW, Hertz and others to define exactly what is expected in a good control environment. From each of these cases, the session will describe best practices for meeting expectations and how each, when not sufficiently in place, impacts other aspects of internal controls. As the COSO model says, the five components of internal control are interrelated. See what this really means and how to protect your organisation from substantial liability due to failures in the tone at the top.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Explain how recent cases illustrate important risk areas in a control environment
  • Identify specific aspects of a control environment most prone to failure
  • Relate specific aspects of a control environment to other components of internal control
  • Implement best practices in a control environment to mitigate risk in your organisation

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: An understanding or top down management and how it affects the control environment of an organisation
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

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5C Use of Data Mining and Machine Learning for Fraud Detection
Ramazan Isik, CFE, CIA, CRISC, CRMA
Chief Audit Executive, Denizbank (Sberbank Group)

Big data, data mining, artificial intelligence and machine learning are popular concepts, and practical use in all sectors is increasing day by day. In this session, you will learn more about these concepts and how they can be used as part of your fraud detection activities. This session will also explore a real-world example of how one organisation integrated data mining and machine learning algorithms to detect anomalies, score transactions on fraud risk and refer suspicious transactions.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Use data mining and machine learning for fraud detection
  • Assign a fraud risk score for each transaction by using clusters and learning models
  • Identify and use financial and non-financial links among employees and customers
  • Detect which employees are the highest fraud risk

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Understanding of data analytics and how the data can be used in real time
Field of Study: Auditing

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5D Finding and Investigating Digital Footprints with Open Source Intelligence
Stephen Hill, Ph.D., MLPI, CIIP

The rise of the Internet offers new possibilities for fraud examiners globally. It has been estimated that roughly 90 percent of valuable intelligence comes from open source intelligence (OSINT) compared to traditional covert intelligence. The emergence of new technology, from surface devices to wearable technology, has provided fraud examiners access to information at a rate like never before in real time. This session will show you how OSINT provides access to a plethora of intelligence and can be the life blood of a modern day fraud investigation — if you know where to look.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Use the internet as an investigative fraud investigation tool
  • Employ advanced search techniques
  • Use geo-location tools for social media
  • Explore meta data in photos
  • Protect and hide your identity when online

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: An understanding of internet search methodologies and resources
Field of Study: Information Technology

10:50-12:10

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6A Panel Session: Combatting Bribery and Corruption with Ethics and Compliance
Moderator: Michael Adlem
MENA - Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services Partner, EY

Companies with an ethics- and compliance-focused culture are readily prepared to deal with issues of corruption when they arise. The FCPA and U.K. Bribery Act have proven to be valuable tools to fight bribery and corruption. How has this translated to companies based in the Middle East doing business around the world? Implementing anti-bribery and anti-corruption controls (ABAC) has provided a good start, but how successful have these efforts been and what more is there to do? Hear this panel of experts explore the issues facing Middle East organisations, discuss the successes they have experienced and determine what more needs to be accomplished.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Determine if the FCPA, U.K. Bribery Act and other similar legislation are working as sufficient deterrents to bribery and corruption in the Middle East/North Africa region
  • Identify some of the major issues that remain to be addressed
  • Implement effective solutions using examples from other organisations

Level: Overview
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

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6B Benefits of Conducting Risk Assessments to Manage Bribery and Corruption
Kanupriya Jain, CA
Associate Director, Control Risks Middle East Limited

What is happening around the world in the field of bribery and corruption, and what are Middle East companies doing to manage it? With the increasing emphasis on corporate compliance with international bribery regulations and governance, this session will focus on the importance of conducting corruption risk assessments, the importance of considering both top-down and bottom-up approaches, and different ways to conduct such risk assessments.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Conduct corruption risk assessments
  • Use data to identify key anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) vulnerabilities
  • Monitor ABC risks

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Knowledge of the risk assessment process and understanding of what comprises bribery and corruption
Field of Study: Management Services

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6C Challenging Economic Times and the Impact on Fraud and Investigations in the Financial Sector
Alison Benbow, CFE, CMIIA, CIA
Head of Audit Fraud Assurance and Investigations, Bank Muscat
Thomas Totton, CFE, CRMA, CISM
General Manager, Internal Audit, Bank Muscat

Beginning in late 2015, economies in the Gulf have become increasingly strained. Bonuses, allowances and pay raises have been cut or disappeared, lending has become riskier as bad debts and provisions increase, and staff are becoming more creative with new ways to supplement their incomes. This session will show you how the largest bank in Oman has managed the increase in internal and external fraud through examples of real incidents, the investigations and their results. This session will also discuss preventative measures the bank has implemented to minimise these occurrences in future.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognise common red flags of fraud
  • Introduce preventative measures to deter frauds
  • Use effective investigative techniques

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Specialised Knowledge
Field of Study: An understanding of the financial sector

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6D Forensic Auditing: A Public Sector Perspective
Dr. Israel Sadu, CFE, CIA, CISA, CRMA
Auditor, Office of Internal Oversight Services, United Nations

The Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) act as the guardians of the public purse through their regulatory, financial and performance audits. In order to keep up with fast-changing methods used by fraudsters in the public sector, many of the institutions need to have a clear mandate to undertake forensic investigations in collaboration with the local law enforcement agencies. This session will discuss the concept of forensic audit in the public sector and lists out various key issues on the subject, including differences between forensic audit and statutory audit, digital forensics and detection methods.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Describe the role of the SAIs in ensuring accountability through the prevention and deterrence of frauds
  • Describe the requirements or characteristics of forensic auditors
  • Distinguish between the traditional audits and forensic audits
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses in the mandates of the SAIs for conducting forensic audits
  • Describe different steps involved in forensic auditing in the public sector

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Auditing
Field of Study: A working knowledge of how to conduct a financial audit

12:10-13:30
Lunch/Prayer
13:30-14:50

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7A Corporate Ethics: Do Ethics Really Matter?
Waheed Alkahtani, CFE, CCEP-I
Auditor, Saudi Aramco

Do ethics really matter, especially when you know that many ethical decisions fall under what is defined as “gray areas?” Gray areas are situations that don't fit neatly into an existing mode of ethical analysis, but could be argued appropriately either way. This session will focus on identifying the value of being ethical and how it reflects on the development of individual success as well as the business. It will define the importance of business ethics, debate several ethical scenarios, and introduce means to reach the best ethical decision.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Define “business ethics” and provide an overview
  • Identify what defines a person’s ethics and how we reach an ethical decision
  • Explain the potential seriousness of having a conflict of interest and how it affects the ethical decision
  • Measure the value of conducting business with the highest ethical and legal standards

Level: Overview
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Behavioural Ethics

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7B Interviewing Techniques: Getting Beyond the Basics
Sherman McGrew, J.D., CFE
Program Analyst, TSA

Fraud examiners routinely encounter difficult situations when interviewing suspects and knowing how to effectively deal with them is critical. After a quick review of interview and interrogation basics, this session will provide you with proven interview techniques needed to obtain admissions and confessions. You will also gain insight into what to do during a difficult fraud interview situation and how to do it.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Interview a hostile suspect
  • Manage multiple suspects on an inside job
  • Apply pressure legally
  • Prepare physical evidence for an interview and use it effectively
  • Take notes during an interview without making the suspect nervous
  • Obtain a signed and written confession

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Understanding of the fundamentals of the interviewing process
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

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7C Fraud Case Studies in the Middle East
Iyad Mourtada, CFE, CIA, CMA, CCSA
Managing Director, OpenThinking

Over the past five years, local Gulf Cooperation Council newspapers have featured more and more stories related to corruption and financial fraud. This has led many organisations and government entities in the Middle East to establish special investigation departments to deal with fraud cases, and establish prevention and detection controls. Through a discussion on actual fraud cases in the Middle East, this session will explore the gaps that caused the fraud to happen, the methods that led to the discovery, the techniques used to resolve the case and the controls that were established afterward.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Understand recent fraud trends in the Middle East
  • Conduct effective fraud examinations in the Middle East
  • Establish controls to prevent and detect future fraud

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Knowledge and understanding of the fraud examination process
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

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7D When Virtual Becomes Reality
Tim Harvey, CFE
Director of U.K. Operations, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Here's a quick test of your current knowledge: What is a nonce bit? You have heard of Bitcoin, but how many cryptocurrencies are there? What is questing? This session will provide the answers to these questions and reveal why they are relevant to fraud fighters around the world. If you don't know the answers to the above, you need to update your knowledge because fraudsters always make the most of emerging and intrusive technology. This session will guide you through online, virtual and cryptocurrencies, and explain why they are preferred by criminals.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Understand the differences in online, virtual and cryptocurrencies
  • Change real money (dollars) to virtual currency and vice-versa
  • Explain why virtual currencies are preferred by criminals
  • Discuss why virtual worlds are optimal for covert communications

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Knowledge of the current state of technology as it applies to fraud
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

15:20-16:40

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General Session: The Cyber-Underworld: How It Works
Eugene Kaspersky
CEO, Co-Founder of Kaspersky Lab

Named "World’s Most Powerful Security Exec" by SYS-CON Media, cybersecurity expert Eugene Kaspersky founded and now leads Kaspersky Lab, whose security solutions protect more than 300 million users worldwide.

Level: Overview
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Information Technology

Tuesday, January 31
Post Conference
09:00-14:20

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Open Source Intelligence for Fraud Investigations
Stephen Hill, Ph.D., CIIP, MLPI

Gain a deeper understanding of the concepts and the world around the Internet and its supporting tools for investigation. This Pre-Conference session will unravel Internet search engine jargon and make you aware of the sources of evidence available to you in fraud investigations. The information in this optional 4-hour session may help you improve your ability to work with the current Internet technologies and prepare for the future.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Understand how fraudsters use the Internet
  • Incorporate effective techniques when using search engines
  • Use social media as a fraud examination resource

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: An understanding of sources of evidence, collection tools and process
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

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2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East