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Upcoming events

    • October 10, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress, Austin, Texas; Fleck Hall, room#305

    Tricks of Their Trade: Tools Used by Cybercriminals & Mischief Makers

    Location:  St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress (Fleck Hall #305). After registering for event, refer to Event Confirmation for REQUIRED information re: parking.

        ** Please, REGISTER EARLY; space is limited. **

    Description:   Many IT tools used for legitimate purposes such as IT auditing, penetration testing, and white-hat hacking may seem like magic. They can become black magic in the hands of bad actors when used to commit evil, destructive, and criminal acts ranging from petty theft to felonies. With innocuous monikers such as pineapple, coconut, and rubber ducky (to name a few), such tools are used to steal your data, scam your phone, clone your credit cards, and more.  Worse yet, these devices are inexpensive and widely available on many retail consumer websites. With the right gadget, your remote-work employees may appear to be actively toiling away when they are not anywhere near their at-home work station. Learn how to use simple techniques and tools to protect yourself and your employer from stolen data and electronic property theft.

    Speaker: Zach Kelley is a faculty member at Texas State University in the Computer Information Systems department where he teaches a variety of topics that have included: Information Security, Accounting Information Systems, Business Intelligence, Programming, Agile, Statistical Analysis, and ERP.  He has more than 10 years of professional experience in information technology leadership positions, more than 20 years’ experience in logistics and SCM, and far more years than he is willing to admit in IT in general.  He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems and a master's degree in Accounting and Information Technology.

    Learning Objectives - After attending this session, participants will be able to:

    • Identify common techniques & gadgets used by both professional criminals and up-and-coming mischief makers.
    • Understand the legal uses of the same tools for penetration testing and white-hat hacking.
    • Identify and use easy-to-master tools to defend yourself.

    Recommended CPE credit & Field of Study:  1 total CPE hour & field of Specialized Knowledge

    Refund, Cancellation & No-Show Policy: Refunds of fees paid for internet-based sessions may be provided only if registrant contacts Austin ACFE within 24 hours of the start time of the session & documents an emergency or similar event that prevented participation. For in-person events, registration cancellations and refund request must be made by contacting Austin ACFE within 5 calendar days from the start time of the session.  Cancellations received less than 5 days prior to events will not be refunded except for exigent circumstances.  Contact must be made via email to: info@austinacfe.com

    In the event a registrant does not show up to an event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, the registrant will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Austin ACFE reserves the right to bar from future events registrants who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.

    For events provided by the Austin chapter at no cost to registrants, there will be no refunds.

    Complaint Resolution Policy:  Any concerns or complaints about registration for an event must be made within 14 calendar days of the event (with the event date counting as day 1) in writing to:  info@austinacfe.com  

    NASBA Registry: The Austin Area chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org

    Non-profit Status:  The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is a non-profit organization formed in the State of Texas and registered as a 501 (C) (6) organization with the IRS.

Past events

September 19, 2022 ESG...OMG: More Opportunity for Fraud
May 09, 2022 Spring Seminar 2022
April 11, 2022 Health Care Fraud in Texas: Present & Future
March 07, 2022 From Pandemic Fraud to The Tinder Swindler: How Analytics Remain Critical for Finding Today’s Fraudsters
February 07, 2022 The Untold Consequences for a White-Collar Wife
January 10, 2022 Increasing Trust in Difficult Situations
December 06, 2021 2021 Fall Seminar: Introduction to PEACE Interviewing (4 hours of CPE)
November 08, 2021 A Conversation about Ethics and Facial Recognition Technology (1 Ethics CPE)
October 04, 2021 Best Practices for Whistleblower Programs
September 13, 2021 The Fraud Implications of Stimulus Funds: CARES Act and PPP Loan Programs
May 03, 2021 Investigating on the Internet: Research Tools for Fraud Examiners
April 05, 2021 Vendor & Contractor Fraud Methods and Mitigations (CPE Sent 4-5-2021)
March 22, 2021 Power up Your Presentations (Member Appreciation Training) CPE Cert Sent 3-23-2021
February 01, 2021 A Case Study: Disappearing Printer Ink
January 11, 2021 Open Source Investigations (CPE Sent 1-12-2021)
December 07, 2020 2020 Fall Seminar: Interview Training (CPE Sent 12-7-2020)
November 09, 2020 November Virtual Training: “YOU are the TARGET” (Cybersecurity)
October 05, 2020 October Zoom Meeting
September 14, 2020 September Zoom Meeting
May 18, 2020 May Ethics Seminar
March 02, 2020 March Lunch-N-Learn (CPE sent 3-4-2020)
February 03, 2020 February Lunch-N-Learn (CPE sent 2-4-2020)
January 06, 2020 January Lunch-N-Learn (CPE sent 1-20-2020)
December 02, 2019 2019 Fall Seminar (CPE sent 12-8-2019)
November 04, 2019 November Lunch-N-Learn (CPE sent 11-7-2019)
October 07, 2019 October Lunch-N-Learn (CPE sent 10-22-2019)
September 03, 2019 September Lunch-N-Learn (CPE sent 9-11-2019)
May 06, 2019 2019 Spring Seminar
April 01, 2019 April Lunch-N-Learn
March 04, 2019 March Lunch-N-Learn
February 04, 2019 February 2019 Networking Event with CPE
January 07, 2019 January Lunch-N-Learn
December 03, 2018 2018 Fall Seminar
November 06, 2018 November Lunch-N-Learn
October 18, 2018 Houston Chapter Fraud Conference
October 01, 2018 October Lunch-N-Learn
September 04, 2018 September Lunch-N-Learn
May 14, 2018 2018 Spring Seminar
May 03, 2018 ACFE Training - Conducting Internal Investigations
April 06, 2018 San Antonio Chapter's 12th Annual Conference
April 02, 2018 April Lunch-N-Learn
March 05, 2018 March Lunch-N-Learn: Joint Event with the Austin Chapter of the IIA
February 05, 2018 February 2018 Networking Event with CPE
January 08, 2018 January Lunch-N-Learn
December 11, 2017 2017 Fall Seminar
December 04, 2017 Principles of Fraud Examination
November 06, 2017 November Lunch-N-Learn
October 05, 2017 Houston Fraud Conference
October 02, 2017 October Lunch-N-Learn
September 11, 2017 September Lunch-N-Learn
May 19, 2017 2017 IIA Austin Golf Outing
May 15, 2017 2017 Spring Seminar
April 21, 2017 San Antonio Chapter's 11th Annual Conference
April 03, 2017 April Lunch-N-Learn
March 06, 2017 March Networking Event with CPE
February 06, 2017 February Lunch-N-Learn
January 09, 2017 January Lunch-N-Learn
December 12, 2016 2016 Fall Seminar
December 05, 2016 ACFE - Principles of Fraud Examination
November 13, 2016 International Fraud Awareness Week
November 07, 2016 November Lunch-N-Learn
October 03, 2016 October Lunch-N-Learn
September 12, 2016 September Lunch-N-Learn
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