October 5
, 2017

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Lisa Doerner



Employee Misconduct from Cybersecurity to Fraud
Digital Rochester holds panel discussion on detecting and preventing employee fraud

Rochester, NY - Digital Rochester's Technology Leaders Special Interest Group will be hosting an event on October 18th to discuss the implications of employee misconduct, as well as cybercrime and key preventative measures. Event attendees will learn how to limit human factor as a cause of destruction to their organization by learning how to guide employees and put the proper tactics in place.
Four panel members will be providing their insights on different points relating to the event. The four panel members are:
John D. Flory III - Partner/VP, TAG Solutions
John will be presenting how vital it is to ensure your employees are educated and understand the ways in which their actions could negatively affect a company's safety. Training techniques will be presented for employees and how to ensure you have the preventative measures necessary to keep from becoming the victim of a cybercrime. John will also dive into the world of Digital Murder and how you don't have to die to be classified as dead.  
Mario Pecoraro - CEO, Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group, Inc
Risk mitigation is critical in all aspects of business, especially in the employee onboarding and retention process. Employees are a company's greatest assets and when not properly vetted, can be the biggest risk and expense. According to SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), it could cost more than $240,000. By calculating recruitment, relocation/training, negative impact on team performance, disruption to projects, customer impact, outplacement, brand impact and litigation fees, one can see how easy it is to arrive at that number. Many organizations are more concerned with filling open positions than ensuring that the necessary due-diligence is completed before doing so. 
Tim McPoland - Director, Freed Maxick
Tim will discuss real life examples of instances of employee fraud that Freed Maxick has investigated, the fraud methodology used, how it was detected as well as suggestions for ways the risks of these losses could have been mitigated. He will also discuss the keys to a successful forensic investigation and ultimate prosecution. 
David Hansen - Principal Risk Advisory Services, Freed Maxick
Fraud can be challenging to prevent and detect, but with a strong system of internal controls, an organization can help manage that risk. Companies are also relying more and more on third-parties to provide services that are critical to their operations, expanding the risk that either fraud or a compromise to a key vendor could result in significant operational challenges, financial impact and data exposure. We will explore various fraud risks common within organizations, risks from working with third-parties, how to identify those risks and the types of controls that can help protect a company from both insider and external threats.
"Employee Misconduct from Cybersecurity to Fraud" will take place at Irondequoit Country Club on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Registration and networking will take place starting at 7:30 a.m., followed by the panel discussion at 8:00 a.m. and a question and answer session.
Tickets are $25 for Digital Rochester members and $35 for non-members. To register for this event, visit this page:!event/register/2017/10/18/employee-misconduct-from-cybersecurity-to-fraud



About Digital Rochester: 

Digital Rochester was founded in 2000 and is made up of professionals and companies working together to strengthen the Greater Rochester Area's technology business community. DR events and community services include a wide array of educational and networking activities designed to support the growth and success of the Rochester business community. 


In 2010, the organization grew with the inclusion of the Association for Women in Computing (AWC) and eBusiness Association (eBA). In 2012, DR entered into a strategic alliance with Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE). This alliance enhances DR's ability to support the Greater Rochester Region's business community.

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