51 Billion: The Number of Devices that will be Connected to the Internet in 2020


Mandy Moody, CFE
ACFE Media Manager

51 billion. According to one of last year's breakout session speakers at the ACFE Global Fraud Conference, this is the number of devices that will be connected to the Internet in 2020. With that many devices expected, the amount of searchable data will exponentially increase quite possibly by the day. 

Walt Manning, CFE, President at Investigations MD, will cover the best ways to navigate your way through all of this data in his Post-Conference session, Obtaining, Managing and Searching Electronic Evidence at the 26th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference this June. The Pre- and Post-Conference sessions, a four-hour session and two-day seminar, respectively, are ideal for those looking to spend more time digging deeper into specific issues they face as fraud fighters.

Of course, Manning isn't the only expert offering insight in these sessions. This year’s Pre-Conference sessions on Sunday, June 14 include:

  • Bitcoin, Alt Currencies and the New Landscape for Laundering Money
    The development of new payment products and services, such as digital currencies, mobile devices and prepaid cards, holds great transformational promise in the world’s developed economies, as well as in its emerging ones. Read more.
  • Building an Effective Ethics Program
    The importance of tone at the top in an organization is bolstered by its formal ethics policy. In this session you will understand the mechanics behind creating an ethics policy, how to incorporate whistleblower mechanisms and protections, and obtain executive buy in. Read more.
  • Counter Fraud Analytics Using Statistical and Predictive Modeling Techniques
    Given recent advances in technology and big data computing, new anti-fraud techniques are emerging that go beyond rules-based tests that simply ask questions of the data based on what is currently known. What about the unknown fraud risks in the organization? Read more.

This year’s Post-Conference sessions, held Thursday, June 18-Friday, June 19 include:

  • Auditing/Investigating Fraud Seminar
    The Auditing/Investigating Fraud Seminar is structured as a series of general lecture and specific breakout sessions developed to get the respective disciplines up to speed in fraud examination. Read more.
  • Bribery and Corruption
    Corruption schemes make up 37 percent of reported fraud cases, with a median loss of $200,000, according to the ACFE’s 2014 Report to the Nations. Those often devastating effects, combined with a dramatic increase in the number of enforcements, have made bribery and corruption a key issue for many global organizations. Read more.
  • Obtaining, Managing and Searching Electronic Evidence
    Fraud examinations are constantly evolving, and technology is often the driving force behind these changes. In today’s data-driven environment, the evidence obtained to investigate and eventually prosecute a fraud can come from numerous sources — many of which are now digital. Read more.

Read more about these sessions and find other conference information at FraudConference.com.