• CPE: 1.5

    Level: Overview

    Recommended Prerequisites: None

    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

    Most organizations focus their cyber prevention and detection efforts on external threats such as hackers and malware. This is understandable since such incidents are the most common and the most publicized, but they are not actually the most expensive or dangerous to an organization.


    This session will use actual data breach losses and case studies to explore how rogue employees have quietly become a material risk to organizations. This will include overviews of how insider threats operate, how you can prevent and identify such activity, and how underground markets are used to sell the stolen goods. This session will include real-world examples of how control failures lead to data breaches that should have been prevented. Finally, you will review the costs of cyberattacks to an organization and considerations when quantifying cyberattacks under an insurance policy.

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Compare statistical analysis of the prevalence and damages from rogue employees performing data theft
    • Identify the most common techniques of malicious insiders and how to detect them
    • Recall how the perpetrators use the underground market and cryptocurrencies to profit anonymously
    • Recognize the cost of cyberattacks to an organization
    • Consider how to quantify cyberattacks under and insurance policy

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    Jean-Charles Plante, CFE, CPA, CA-IFA, CFF

    Vice President, RSM Canada

    Jean-Charles (JC) Plante is a vice president in the litigation and valuation services group of RSM Canada, providing forensic accounting, investigation and loss quantification services to businesses impacted by expropriations, commercial disputes, class actions and commercial insurance claims. He also assists legal counsel in quantifying damages in personal injury, matrimonial and other litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Plante worked in the forensic, dispute and valuation services teams at several national accounting firms. He has also spoken on issues surrounding fraud, commercial disputes, insurance claims and personal injury at several conferences and provided litigation support on matters before several federal and provincial courts, government enquiries, tribunals, commissions and arbitrations.

  • jcplante headshot
    Jean-Charles Plante, CFE, CPA, CA-IFA, CFF

    Vice President, RSM Canada

    Jean-Charles (JC) Plante is a vice president in the litigation and valuation services group of RSM Canada, providing forensic accounting, investigation and loss quantification services to businesses impacted by expropriations, commercial disputes, class actions and commercial insurance claims. He also assists legal counsel in quantifying damages in personal injury, matrimonial and other litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Plante worked in the forensic, dispute and valuation services teams at several national accounting firms. He has also spoken on issues surrounding fraud, commercial disputes, insurance claims and personal injury at several conferences and provided litigation support on matters before several federal and provincial courts, government enquiries, tribunals, commissions and arbitrations.

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