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 Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Seminar

Chapter Training
10/28/2015 8:45 AM
10/28/2015 3:15 PM
Utica College |  

4th Annual Economic Crime &
Cybersecurity Seminar

October 28, 2015

At Utica College


Presented by CNYIIA & Utica College​ 

Program Information

Location: Utica College, Carbone Auditorium in the

Economic Crime and Justice Studies Building (ECJS), 1600 Burrstone Rd., Utica NY 13502-4892.

Cost (including lunch): $80--IIA members; $95—non- members; $25--retirees/students (students are free if not attending lunch).

RSVP by October 19th to:, or 315-471-5656 x 7498, include whether you are a member, non-member, retiree, or student attending lunch. Pay by check made out to CNYIIA, at the door or mailed to Lynn Wilber, Columbian Financial Group, PO Box 1056, Syracuse, NY  13201-1056.  Cancellation after October 19th incurs the cost.

CPE: This event qualifies for 6 CPEs (CIA & CPA) in the category of Auditing.  The IIA CNY sponsor ID number for NYS is 002212. CPE requirements vary from state to state.  Contact your state’s board for information concerning your state’s specific requirements.



Registration/Coffee & Pastries



Overview of Forensic Accounting/Fraud Investigations

Tim Shanahan, Special Agent/Polygraph Examiner, IRS Criminal Investigation-National Forensic Lab.  

An overview of the discipline of forensic accounting and fraud investigations from both a practical and theoretical perspective.  The presentation will develop increased awareness of existing and emerging areas of fraud in both business and the public sector, the circumstances in which it arises, techniques for detecting, measuring and preventing fraud, and skills needed to help in the resolution of discovered frauds.


Break—Coffee and Networking



Interviewing in White Collar Cases: Including Kinesic Interviewing and Emerging Credibility Assessment Techniques

Tim Shanahan, Special Agent/Polygraph Examiner, IRS Criminal Investigation-National Forensic Lab.

This presentation will review the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to conduct proper interviews and decipher truth from deception in fraud investigations.  Special emphasis will be placed on practical aspects of behavioral kinesic interviewing to include speech and body language analysis.  In addition, existing and emerging areas of credibility assessment will be discussed, to include polygraph, facial micro-expressions, thermal imaging, voice recognition, pupillometry and various methods of brain “mapping”.


The Devil You Know: Economic Crime is Still an Insider’s Game

Stephanie Nesbitt, Assistant Professor, RMI & Director- MBA and RMI Programs, Utica College.

Many times when we think of economic crime and cyber issues, we are overly focused on individuals who are external to our organization.  Stephanie will step inside the organization and take a look at recent insider crimes and what they say about our regulatory structure, compliance, and risk thinking.


Lunch in the Concourse section of the Library



FBI Cybersecurity Program Overview

Michael Keller, Special Agent, Cyber Intrusion Unit of the FBI.

Michael will discuss the national effort the FBI leads to investigate high-tech crimes, including cyber-attacks, computer intrusions, and major cyber fraud.  He will share insights on the current threat landscape, local resources, collaborative efforts, and information sharing as part of the FBI’s national cybersecurity program.


Refreshments/Networking Break



Cybersecurity Today

Gerald R. Gagne, CPA, CISA, Risk Management Services Practices, Wolf & Company, P.C.

Cybersecurity threats put not only each organization at risk but also place the Nation’s economy at risk. Similar to financial and reputation risk, cybersecurity risk affects your organization’s bottom line and harms the ability to conduct business. This presentation will provide attendees with information on what they need to start to build a strong cybersecurity program.

After attending this session, attendees will learn:

·         What the cyber threats are facing organizations today

·         How to start developing and implementing a strong cybersecurity program

·         How other risk management functions are impacted by cybersecurity

            ·          What organizations need to do to enhance their cybersecurity practices


Optional Tour of the Forensic Facility in the Utica College ECJS Building




Speaker Bios:


Tim Shanahan. Timothy J. Shanahan is a Special Agent/Polygraph Examiner for the United States Department of the Treasury; IRS Criminal Investigation Division.   Having been appointed as a special agent in 1994, Tim was selected as a Forensic Polygraph Examiner for IRS Criminal Investigation in July, 2008.  He is on the staff of the IRS Criminal Investigation National Forensic Laboratory located in Chicago, IL and he currently works in the Rochester, NY Post of Duty.  As one of only two IRS Forensic Polygraph Examiners in the United States, Tim coordinates and implements the use of polygraph services to evaluate testimonial evidence and assist in the resolution of complex financial and related criminal cases worldwide.  He has had extensive training in advanced interview techniques, to include kinesic interviewing and statement analysis.

Tim was named to the position of special agent in 1994 and has worked in progressively responsible positions throughout his career.  Tim assumed collateral duties as a firearms and use of force instructor in 1997, and from 2003 through 2015 he was the Field Office Use of Force Coordinator where he was responsible for the firearms proficiency and use of force training for IRS special agents throughout New York State.  He was appointed the New York Field Office Public Information Officer (PIO) in October, 2000.  As the PIO, Tim is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing the strategic communications plan of IRS Criminal Investigation in the New York Region.  This includes internal and external communications, to include interaction with television, radio, internet, and print media publications.

Tim has a BBA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the State University of New York, College at Brockport.  He is currently pursuing a PhD in Global Leadership and Organizational Management from the Indiana Institute of Technology in Ft. Wayne, IN.  He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Forensic Interviewer, and a member of the American Polygraph Association.

Prior to joining the Internal Revenue Service, Tim was employed as an Accountant for Seneca Foods Corporation, and served four years active duty as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.  He is a native of Long Island, NY.​


Stephanie R. Nesbitt, J.D., MBA. Stephanie is an Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance, and Director of the MBA and RMI Programs at Utica College. She received her J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law, M.B.A. from Syracuse University, and B.A. in Speech Communication from Ithaca College. Prior to joining the Utica College faculty in August 2012, she spent 18 years working in industry as a risk manager and practicing attorney. Stephanie has been a featured speaker at several national, state-wide and regional industry conferences on topics such as insurance cost allocation methods, the impact of risk management on healthcare quality, individual and team accountability to improve healthcare quality, and HIPAA and patient privacy. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in the state of New York. 

At Utica College Stephanie teaches both graduate and undergraduate students.  Although her official academic "home" is RMI, she also teaches in the areas of management and economic crime. In short, Stephanie loves to teach, and her professional career in industry combined with her academic background give her the flexibility to teach in many areas of Utica College's business curriculum. Stephanie’s research interests lie in the development and implementation of business education programs and manner in which we teach ethics in business education.   

Away from campus she spends her leisure time much as she does her work hours, in constant motion. Stephanie holds a 2nd degree (nidan) black belt in shorin-goju ru style karate and was granted the title of sensei in her dojo in August 2014. She is also an avid, albeit slow, runner and enjoys finding new and interesting places in which to run when vacationing. Her favorite run ever occurred on July 4, 2012 when she and her spouse ran the roads circling the battlefields at Gettysburg, PA.

Michael Keller Special Agent Michael Keller has been with the FBI five years and primarily focuses on National Security Cyber Intrusions.  Prior to joining the Bureau, he worked in the IT industry for approximately 10 years and has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.​

Gerald R. Gagne, CPA, CISA. Jerry leads the Risk Management Services Practice at Wolf & Company, P.C., where he is responsible for the successful delivery of risk management services.  Jerry also serves on the Firm’s executive committee where his responsibilities include leading the Firm’s overall strategic direction. Prior to joining Wolf in 2001, Jerry held senior management positions at an international accounting firm and in private industry.  Jerry’s expertise includes IT risk assessments, customer information privacy reviews, application and network security reviews, internet intrusion studies, war dialing and social engineering.  Under Jerry's direction, the IT Assurance Group also provides third-party reviews of service bureaus' control systems including SSAE 16 audits and helps in the development of IT security policies and procedures.  Additionally, he has managed engagements to assess system controls, technical security, information security and privacy, application controls and software implementation as well as performing data analysis and audit support projects.  Jerry is a graduate of University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and frequently presents IT security topics to business associations.