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 Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Seminar

Chapter Training
10/18/2017 8:45 AM
10/18/2017 3:15 PM
Utica College |  


6th Annual Economic Crime & Cybersecurity Seminar (Brochure​)

9am-3:15pm Wednesday October 18th 2017

Carbone Family Auditorium in the ECJS Building
Utica College, 1600 Burrstone Rd Utica, NY 13502-4892


·         6 CPE

·         8:45am registration and continental breakfast

·         9am - 3:15pm program

·         12:15pm lunch buffet in UC Cafeteria

·         3:15pm optional tour of forensic facility

·         Member (IIA, ISACA, ACFE) $85, Nonmember $95, Retirees $25, Student $25 (students free if not         attending lunch)

·         Register for the event online:

·         Registration deadline is Wednesday October 11th. Cancellation after the deadline incurs the cost.



Session 1 | Follow the Money | Leslie Corbo, Bernie Hyman, Sue Lynch, Don Rebovich | “Follow the Money” is a hypothetical scenario on terrorist financing that demonstrates how fraud and financial crime investigation, cybersecurity and traditional criminal justice skills link together in investigating and apprehending those responsible for supplying funding to support violent attacks by terrorists. 

Session 2 | Locating Hidden Assets | Jim Conroy, Supervising Detective | Jim will differentiate between a financial and behavioral profile and how these profiles are used to aid in a financial investigation. Special emphasis will be placed upon identifying key financial sources and assets, identifying targets of financial crimes, and the relevant statutes used in prosecution.

Session 3| Understanding Today’s Fraud Risks and Prevention Strategies| Tim W. Ball |  This presentation will cover the latest statistics about Fraud schemes in today’s business world, as well as providing helpful tips in identifying the red flags of fraud, and implementing fraud prevention strategies.  Tim will include case studies and discuss some of the latest investigations he’s worked on, using both the fraud scheme itself and the subsequent investigation to give insight into how fraud can occur, how it’s discovered, and how it’s investigated. 

Session 4 |The Future of Ransomware | Nicole Lent, Tony Martino. Nicole and Tony will explore what ransomware threats look like today, where they are headed, and what individuals and businesses can do to help protect themselves against these threats. 

Session 5 | Panel Discussion | Len Chinski will moderate a discussion with the day’s speakers while also taking questions from the audience on current events and topics in Economic Crime Investigation and Cybersecurity. 

3:15pm | Optional Tour of the Forensic Facility in the Utica College ECJS Building.



Leslie Corbo, M.S., Assistant Professor – Cybersecurity. Leslie Corbo is an Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity in both the BS and MS Cybersecurity programs at Utica College. Professor Corbo served as a Senior Information Security Program Manager for PhishMe, Inc., providing services to fortune 500 companies in educating their workforce in IT-related areas. Professor Corbo has worked with renowned universities collecting data, designing and conducting studies involving employee behavior towards phishing emails. Prior to joining PhishMe, she worked as a cyber security analyst, an IT-security analyst, and an Information System Security Manager on DoD and DHS Science & Technology efforts. Her areas of research include phishing emails, sentiment and behavior analysis, and the Internet of Things. 

Bernie Hyman, J.D., Professor of Practice - Economic Crime. Professor Hyman is an Assistant District Attorney with the Oneida County District Attorney Office. Professor Hyman was instrumental in in fostering the Memorandum of Understanding between Utica College and the Oneida County D.A.’s Office and supervises the District Attorney Economic Crime Investigation Intern Program. He has successfully prosecuted numerous felony cases involving investment fraud, elder abuse, embezzlement, larceny, identity theft, and crimes against revenue. 

Sue Lynch, M.S., Professor of Practice -Economic Crime. Professor Lynch currently serves as Director of Criminal Justice Corporate & Professional Programs for Utica College. She served as the Director of the Economic Crime Management Graduate Program for Utica College for four years, from August, 2011 to August, 2015. Prof. Lynch, has extensive experience in risk analysis, fraud control development & investigations in the payments industry. She has held fraud management positions at MasterCard Worldwide, Goldman Sachs and Comerica Bank. Her outreach efforts have drawn in entities like the Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), the U.S, Marshals Service and the Army National Guard to invest professional effort in aligning respective personnel with tailored certificate programs.  

Don Rebovich, Ph.D, Professor of Criminal Justice. Dr. Rebovich is Coordinator of Utica College’s Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation (FFCI) program and Executive Director of Utica College’s Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP). Dr. Rebovich’s background includes research in identity crime characteristics, economic crime victimization, white collar crime prosecution, protected health information, human trafficking and multijurisdictional drug task force development. Dr. Rebovich is co-author of Identity Fraud Trends and Patterns: Building a Data-Based Foundation for Proactive Enforcement, a national study of U.S. Secret Service identity theft cases covering a six-year period. He is the author of Dangerous Ground: The World of Hazardous Waste Crime, which presented the results of the first empirical study of environmental crime & its control in the United States.  

Jim Conroy, CFE, AHFI, Supervising Detective with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Toms River, NJ. Jim is assigned to the Special Investigations Unit - Economic Crimes Bureau, and also works internal affairs, organized crime and corruption investigations. Prior to this, he was a Special Agent/Criminal Investigator assigned to working on an organized crime task force for five years. He has been in law enforcement for approximately 20 years. Jim holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and has been teaching online and traditional style for the past 14 years. He is also certified as a New Jersey state police instructor of criminal investigation, patrol tactics and firearms, and serves as an expert witness on fraud related matters.  He holds the CFE and AHFI designations. In addition, he is currently completing the requirements for his doctoral degree in Criminal Justice. 

Tim Ball, CFE, Principal, The Bonadio Group, CPAs and Consultants. Tim is a Principal in the Fraud and Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support Team for The Bonadio Group. He joined Bonadio in 2006. In his tenure with Bonadio, Tim has provided forensic accounting, auditing and fraud investigations services to a wide variety of organizations, including public and private corporations in several industries. In addition, Tim has provided operational consulting and quality control auditing services for several county governments in New York State, and specializes in mitigating risk and strengthening internal controls within these entities. 

Nicole Lent, Cybersecurity and Fraud Risk Analyst II for NBT Bank. Nicole joined NBT in 2013 as an Information Security Analyst. She earned her master’s degree in Cybersecurity with a focus on Cyber Intelligence from Utica College.  Nicole is responsible for the debit card fraud monitoring program and has stopped over five million dollars in attempted debit card fraud since taking over the program in 2015. Nicole is responsible for the enterprise wide training and education program with a specialty in Social Engineering.  Nicole resides in Waterville, NY with her family where she is involved in her local PTA. 

Tony Martino, Northeast Cybersecurity and Forensic Center Director. Anthony is a 20-year veteran of the Utica, N.Y., Police Department, and an expert in cybersecurity, computer crime investigation and digital forensics. He is a nine-year member of the United States Secret Service electronic crime task force, and co- founder of the Central New York Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Anthony received the Wallie Howard Jr. Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. In addition, he holds a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo and a master’s degree in economic crime management from Utica College, where he researched wireless data network security.

Len Chinski, Director of Audit at NBT Bank. Len oversees the Internal Audit function of NBT, which is responsible for assessing the internal control environment and risk management activities of all key areas of the organization. Also, Len has oversight responsibility for the Loan Review function at NBT, which is responsible for monitoring the safety and soundness of the Company’s assets through the performance of detailed independent reviews of the Company’s lending portfolios. Prior to NBT, Len worked for Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC, where  he served as Vice President and Fixed Income Capital  Markets and Compliance Officer.   Prior to that he was with M&T Bank for over 15 years where he began as a Staff Auditor, and was promoted a number of times including to the position of Administrative Vice President  and Assistant  General  Auditor.  He also held a senior compliance role with M&T Securities, Inc.

Len earned his Bachelors  of Science  from Canisius College in Accounting (Cum Laude).  He is a Certified Internal  Auditor,  Certified Fiduciary  & Investment Risk Specialist, and a Certified  Risk Management Assurance  Specialist.​