2017 NYCFE Conference

October 27th, Friday 8:00AM

The New York Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (NYCFE) is an anti-fraud organization that serves professionals, students and communities in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens, as well as the New York Metropolitan Area. Formed in 1990, New York Chapter #14, is one of the 100+ national and international Chapters of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Their mission is to provide high quality continuing professional education and networking opportunities, as well as to raise community awareness regarding various types of fraud.

Date: October 27th, 2017

Location: John Jay College

Attendees can earn valuable CPE Credits for participating in some of these educational events sponsored by the Chapter. To learn more click here.

Ondrej Krehel

Founder and CEO at LIFARS LLC

The Era of Ransomware, Cyber Extortion and Nation State Attack

Cyber extortion has reached new proportions, including ransomware attacks such as WannaCry of May 2017, and SamSam affecting major hospitals in 2016. Considering the payoff, cybersecurity experts expect these attacks to only increase. While stories made public provide limited knowledge of initial attack vector or details, this session presents real cases of cyber extortion on financial firms and high net worth individuals, including hacking techniques for full network compromise and deployment of ransomware kits. The second part of the presentation will focus on Nation state attacks from Asia with malware called PlugX, and operation Cloud Hopper that exfiltrated data from major MSP providers around the globe. Many of the cases discussed are currently under investigation by the FBI and Secret Service. Attendees will walk away from this session with knowledge of the tools and strategies needed for elevating their cyber resilience.  

Other Speakers:

Philip Bartlett, CFE, Inspector in Charge, New York Division, U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Ron Calvosa, CFE, Assist. Director for Fraud Prevention/Assist. Inspector General, Port Authority of NY/NJ

Claudia Huesmann, Managing Director, KPMG

Cynthia Heatherington, MLS, MSM, CFE, CII, President, Heatherington Group

Katelin O’Rourke Gorman, Partner, Sedgwick LLP

Mary-Jo Kranacher, CPA/CFF, CFE, ACFE Endowed Professor of Fraud Examination, CUNY York College

Michael Schidlow, CAMS, CFE, SVP, Head of Financial Crime Compliance and Emerging Risk Audit Development, HSBC