Muddy Money: The Dirty Truth About Political Corruption

Muddy Money: The Dirty Truth About Political Corruption

Corrupt politicians are a common trope in society, but what's more uncommon is how to spot the red flags of shady dealings. Breakout speaker Michael Schidlow, CFE, CAMS-Audit, head of financial crime risk training and emerging risk advisory at HSBC Bank, took attendees at the 29th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference in Las Vegas last month on a ride through the world of political corruption combining pop culture references with infamous real-world examples involving names like Gaddafi and Putin. 

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Congratulations to the 90-Day CFE Exam Challenge Winners!

Congratulations to the 90-Day CFE Exam Challenge Winners!

We recently finished up the April-June 90-Day CFE Exam Challenge. Associate members joined with the intention to prepare for and earn the CFE credential in less than 90 days. We had a great group of participants, and we'd like to celebrate the 99 members who completed the challenge successfully.

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Plunged Into Darkness: The Threat of Power Grid Hacking

Plunged Into Darkness: The Threat of Power Grid Hacking

While a report prepared by the Risk and Infrastructure Science Center indicates that severe weather — like Hurricanes Harvey and Maria — lead the pack when it comes to causes of power outages in the U.S., Mother Nature is not without rivals. Power grids can go down for a number of reasons beyond natural disasters. They often use aging equipment, are prone to human error and can just malfunction. However, energy hackers are starting to play more of a role in blackouts.

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