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    • December 11, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:50 PM
    • HESS Club 5430 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77056
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    December 2018 Members Appreciation Event: Eight Hours of Training: FCPA Compliance and Forensics/Security for Fraud Examiners

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 8:00 am to 4:50 pm

    Speakers:   Thomas Fox, J.D.  

    Kent Gee MS, CFE, CRISC

    Mark Grimes, Ph.D.

    Raymond Beken and John Myers

    Presentation Description: This event is an eight hour event that we are providing at a discounted price to our current Houston Chapter members. The discounted members' amount is for the usual one hour training luncheon amount.  All other attendees will pay a higher price for the eight hour event. 

    In the morning we will have a four-hour presentation regarding FCPA Compliance.  

    How is your compliance operation started?

    What is an effective Anti-Corruption Ethics and Compliance Program?

    What is the story in your data?

    Over lunch, we will be presenting the Houston ACFE Awards for 2018, including the Greater Houston Area Fraud Fighter of the Year Award, the Greater Houston Area Educator of the Year Award, and the Greater Houston Area CFE of the Year Award. 

    In the afternoon, you will learn about a variety of Forensic Security topics targeted specifically for use in fraud examination

    Morning Speaker: Thomas Fox  "Operationalizing Your Compliance:  Moving from Detection to Prevention"

    The success of any compliance program is based upon the successful implementation and integration of three components: A company must (1) establish a Compliance Program; (2) promote the Compliance Program, internally as well as externally; and (3) enforce the Compliance Program.

    Thomas Fox has practiced law in Houston for 25 years. He is now assisting companies with FCPA compliance, Risk Management and international transactions. He was most recently the General Counsel at Drilling Controls, Inc., a worldwide oilfield manufacturing and service company.  He was previously Division Counsel with Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. where he supported Halliburton’s software division and its downhole division, which included the logging, directional drilling and drill bit business units.

    Tom attended undergraduate school at the University of Texas, graduate school at Michigan State University and law school at the University of Michigan.

    Tom writes and speaks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics, ranging from FCPA compliance, indemnities and other forms of risk management for a worldwide energy practice, tax issues faced by multi-national US companies, insurance coverage issues and protection of trade secrets.

    Afternoon Speaker:   Kent Gee: "Ongoing Threats at the Desktop: Explanation and Mitigation"

    The focus will be at the desktop (point-to-point) level of control by explaining on-going threats (terminology).  The discussion will also include mitigation strategies for data protection and fraud prevention.

    Kent Gee has been a CFE for over 25 years and is a recipient of this Chapter's Lifetime Achievement Award.  Throughout his career in Information Security (Cybersecurity) and IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance, Kent has focused on data protection and fraud prevention.

    He is currently a Senior Manager in Cyber Security for the American Bureau of Shipping.  In addition to his full time position, he also serves as a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary on the National IT Staff in the Cyber Division as a Branch Chief of Strategic Cyber Plans.

    Afternoon Speaker: Mark Grimes, "Information Systems for Detection of Physiological and Behavioral Cues of Deception"

    The talk will cover some basic concepts of deception and deception detection, and how information systems can be used to capture and analyze cues of deception. We will also discuss some emerging techniques involving analysis of mouse movement and typing behaviors.

    Mark Grimes is an Assistant Professor in the Decision and Information Sciences Department in the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. Mark completed his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems at the University of Arizona in 2015. While at the University of Arizona, Mark worked as a research associate for the National Center for Border Security and Immigration (BORDERS), a Department of Homeland Security center of excellence, where he conducted research related to rapid screening, deception detection, information systems security, and other border security topics.

    Mark's primary stream of research focuses on analysis of human computer interaction behaviors such as typing and mouse movements to detect changes in emotional and cognitive states. Mark has been a co-PI on over $220,000 of funded research, and his work has been published in highly respected IS journals and conferences. He has presented his research before a variety of security-oriented groups including the Southwest Border Management Summit, the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, the Center for Identification Technology Research, and numerous government stakeholders.

    Afternoon Speakers:  Raymond Beken and John Myers, "Real Time Security and Forensic Collection"

    Raymond Beken and John Myers will speak about what employers can see in real time on employees' computers with technology such as credit card information, and personally identifiable information.  They will also discuss theft alerts, and other the forensic tools used to collect this information.

    Raymond Beken from Nuix Ringtail has been helping the legal and compliance industries manage mass amounts of data due to litigation, information governance, computer forensics, and compliance issues in varying capacities since 1994.  He has held positions from Customer Service, Account Management, Managing Partner, Project Management to arrive at his current position in Business Development for Nuix Ringtail.  Ray’s current role is to help organizations implement and utilize technology to leverage the power of software to take the guess work out of cyber security, incident response, internal investigations and myriad other functions. 

    John Myers is an eDiscovery and Digital Forensics professional with over 25 years of experience assisting clients with solutions in various industries including IT, electronic discovery, consumer goods and hospitality.  He holds a B.A. in Business, has held leadership positions in several large consulting firms and worked with over 100 law firms and corporations. He holds several industry certificates of training and is a licensed Private Investigator/Qualified Manager in the State of Texas.

    Lunch Speaker: David Kirtland of Houston ACFE will discuss ACFE Houston's activity during the 2018 year. The chapter's awards for 2018 will be presented.  

    CPE Credits: 8.0 CPE Hours


    7:30 am to 8:00 am – Registration

    8:00 am to 10:30 am - Tom Fox (First half of the session)

    10:30 – 10:45 am (break)

    10:45 – 12:00 pm - Tom Fox (2nd half of the session)


    Lunch break: 12:15 – 1:15 – Awards Presentations - 2018 and overview of Houston ACFE summary of the year

    1:20 pm – 2:20 pm – Kent Gee

    2:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Mark Grimes

    3:40 pm – 4:40 pm - Ray Beken and John Myers

    4:45 pm - 4:50 pm - Closing remarks

    Learning Objectives: 
    • Understand the basics of FCPA Compliance and how enforcement should look
    • Understand establishing the FCPA compliance program
    • Understand Forensic Desktop security and Cyberthreats
    • Understand human computer interaction behaviors such as typing and mouse movements to detect changes in emotional and cognitive states
    • Understand Real-Time Monitoring at the workplace
    • Understand Forensic collection tools and how these are used

    Event Policies:

    • If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email events@houstonacfe.org no later than 5 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.      
    • For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please visit the Terms & Conditions section of the website, or email us at events@houstonacfe.org.     

    Additional Information:

    • Delivery Method: Group-Live
    • Prerequisites: Working Knowledge of Fraud and Fraud Schemes
    • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud]
    • Who Should Attend?:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
    • Advanced Preparation: None
    • Program Level: Intermediate

    NASBA Sponsor No. 125230

    The Houston 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 the 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.learningmarket.org.

    • February 06, 2019
    • 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    • SHSU Campus (Huntsville)

    Speaker: Mehboob Shrivastava, CFE

    Topic: Cybersecurity

    Mr. Shirvasta is a senior manager at VAMR Consultants.  Mr. Shirvasta has prior experience with the Big 4.   He is actively involved in Toast Masters International. Mr. Shirvasta has a Bachelors of Technology from Jaypee University of Information Technology, a Master of Business Laws from National Law School of India University and Executive Education Certificate from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.  He is a member of the Houston Area ACFE.


    • March 06, 2019
    • 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    • SHSU Campus (Huntsville)

    Speaker: Allen Mitchell

    Topic: Role of Criminal Justice in Fraud Investigations

    Allen Mitchell, Director of Security Compliance Programs at Waste Management, Inc., will speak to SHSU ACFE Student Chapter.  Mr. Mitchell has been with Waste Management for 15 years. Prior to his role with Waste Management, Allen served the FBI as Supervisory Senior Resident Agent for 22 years.  Mr. Mitchell holds a BS in Accounting from Central Connecticut State University and MSM from University of Houston-Downtown.

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    • April 03, 2019
    • 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    • SHSU Campus (Huntsville)

    Speaker: Thomas Mullinnix, CFE

    Topic: Audit

    Mr. Mullinnix is the founder and managing partner of Re-Vision Management Consulting.  Thomas has experience in internal controls, SOX implementations and compliance, SOC consulting, internal audit, COSO and implementation of business best practices.  Mr. Mullinix holds a BA in Accounting and Marketing from Sam Houston State University.


Past events

November 14, 2018 Houston ACFE Fraud Week Networking Event
November 14, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - November 14
November 13, 2018 November Luncheon: Do you want to be SUCCESSFUL or SIGNIFICANT in the Security & Fraud Industry?
November 07, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - November 7
October 31, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - October 31
October 24, 2018 UH - Student Chapter Event - Cross Functional Panel
October 18, 2018 Houston ACFE and IIA Networking Reception
October 18, 2018 2018 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference
October 12, 2018 UHCL Student Chapter Event - October 12
October 03, 2018 UH - Student Chapter Event: Grill the Auditors Speaker Panel
October 03, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - October 3 - Fraud and Embezzlement
September 21, 2018 FCPA & Global Corporate Corruption Risk: What’s New?
September 19, 2018 SHSU Student Chapter Event - September 19
September 11, 2018 September Luncheon: Social Engineering - How Fraudsters are Getting to Your Organization
August 23, 2018 Identifying Fraudulent Documents - SHSU (Woodlands)
August 15, 2018 Houston ACFE and ASIS Joint Training and Luncheon: CIKR “Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources” Cyber Protection Strategies
July 10, 2018 FCPA & Global Corporate Corruption Risk: What’s New?
June 12, 2018 Educating Stakeholders on Fraud
May 22, 2018 Analytic Interviewing® Detecting Deception in the Blink of an Eye
May 14, 2018 2018 Annual Heartland Fraud Seminar
May 08, 2018 "Low Man on the Totem Pole – How I Became a White Collar Criminal"
May 04, 2018 28th Annual DFW Fraud Conference
April 18, 2018 Student Relations: SHSU April 18th Meeting
April 16, 2018 Student Relations: UH Internal Audit Student Association April 16th Event
April 13, 2018 Student Relations: UHCL April 13th Meeting
April 11, 2018 The Ethics of Enron Presentation at SHSU
April 10, 2018 April Luncheon: Transforming Data Analytics into Useful Field Investigation
April 06, 2018 12th Annual ACFE San Antonio Conference
April 04, 2018 Student Relations: SHSU April 4th Meeting
March 27, 2018 Spring 2018 Networking Reception
March 13, 2018 March Luncheon/Annual Ethics Training
February 13, 2018 February Luncheon: 2017 HACFE Fraud Fighter of The Year Fraud Case
January 25, 2018 Sam Houston State University (Huntsville) Fraud Documentary: All the Queens Horses
January 24, 2018 Sam Houston State University (Woodlands) Fraud Documentary: All the Queens Horses
January 24, 2018 Sam Houston State University (Hunstville) Fraud Documentary: All the Queens Horses
January 09, 2018 January Luncheon: Cyber Fraud and Cryptocurrencies
December 12, 2017 December Members Appreciation Event - Evolution of Fraud Investigation - Presented by BDO
November 30, 2017 North Houston Fraud Seminar: Cyber Fraud in 2017
November 14, 2017 November Luncheon: Using Advanced Data Analytics to Combat Financial Crime in MSBs and FinTech
October 05, 2017 Houston ACFE and IIA Networking Reception
October 05, 2017 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference
September 12, 2017 September Luncheon: Fraud Trends in Harris County
August 08, 2017 August Luncheon: Counterfeit Trends and Techniques
July 11, 2017 July Luncheon: Leveraging Multi-Applications for Advanced Forensic Fraud Analysis
June 18, 2017 28th Annual ACFE Global Conference
June 13, 2017 June Luncheon: Navigating the Risks of Procurement Fraud
May 19, 2017 AUSTIN CHAPTER - Spring Seminar
May 09, 2017 May Luncheon: Fraud Investigation in the Corporate Environment
May 05, 2017 Dallas - Fort Worth Fraud Conference
April 21, 2017 San Antonio Chapter Annual Fraud Conference
April 11, 2017 April Luncheon: High Dollar Corporate Scams
March 21, 2017 Spring 2017 Networking Reception
March 14, 2017 March Luncheon/Annual Ethics Training:Ethical Issues for Fraud Examiners; Interviewing Prospective Witnesses & Evaluating Deception
February 14, 2017 February Luncheon: The Many Faces of Fraud in EMS
January 10, 2017 January Luncheon: Prevention and Awareness for Anti-victimization
December 13, 2016 December Members Appreciation Event - Evolution of Fraud Investigation
November 08, 2016 November Luncheon: 2016 Hiring and Compensation Trends
October 17, 2016 Fall 2016 Networking Reception
October 17, 2016 Houston ACFE Annual Fraud Conference 2016
September 13, 2016 September Luncheon: Payment Fraud: Fraud Trends and Best Practices to Mitigate Your Risk
August 09, 2016 August Luncheon: Increasing and showing the value of protection operations through strategic partnerships within your organization
July 12, 2016 July Luncheon: Big Data and Internal Auditing
June 14, 2016 June Luncheon: Houston ACFE Fraud Impact Award Winner
June 12, 2016 27th Annual ACFE Global Conference
May 10, 2016 May Luncheon: Identifying and Seizing Electronic Evidence
April 12, 2016 April Luncheon/Annual Ethics Training: A Celebration of Heroes; A Whistleblower's Story
March 17, 2016 Spring 2016 Networking Reception
March 08, 2016 March Luncheon: Basics of Internal Controls in Fraud Examination
February 09, 2016 February Luncheon: Identity Theft is a Major Problem in America
January 12, 2016 January Monthly Luncheon

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