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 Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Seminar

Chapter Training
10/19/2016 8:45 AM
10/19/2016 3:15 PM
Utica College |  

 ​For conference brochure please see:October event detail.pdfOctober event detail.pdf

RSVP by October 12th to Zackary Singer: or 585.360.1486, include whether you are a member (IIA, ISACA, ACFE), non-member, retiree, or student attending lunch. Pay by credit card or check made payable to IIA CNY at the door or mailed to: Zackary Singer, 36 Pine St. Port Byron, NY 13140​. Cancellation after Oct 12th incurs the cost. 

Cost (including lunch): $85 IIA, ISACA, ACFE members; $99 non-members; $25-retirees/students (students are free if not attending lunch). 

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. 

Location: Utica College, Carbone Auditorium in the Economic Crime and Justice Studies Building (ECJS), 1600 Burrstone Rd. Utica, NY 13502-4892. 

Co-Sponsored by the Central New York Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors and Utica College 

Seminar Topics:

§  Ransomware

§  Digital Currency

§  Exploring the Dark Web

§  Data Breaches & Threats

§  Fraud Risk


Registration - 8:45am 

Session 1 - 9:00am | Digital Kidnapping: Holding Your Data Hostage | Steve Stasiukonis, Managing Partner - Secure Network

The presentation discusses the plague of Ransomware that has become systemic across the Internet. Using actual case studies of ransomware victims, the program explains the various forms of Ransomware, the Crimeware kits that are being used for the development of it, and the varieties of ransomware that are frequently seen. 

Break: Coffee & Networking - 10:00am 

Session 2 - 10:15am | Digital Currency | Tim Shanahan, Special Agent/Polygraph Examiner, IRS Criminal Investigation-National Forensic Lab

Bitcoin and other forms of digital currency have the potential to revolutionize the way that commerce is conducted in the 21st Century and beyond.  However, there are those who seek to use the anonymity and speed of digital currency to exploit weaknesses and engage in fraud and other aspects of criminal activity.  This presentation seeks to uncover the mystery surrounding Bitcoin and other digital currencies, and enable participants to understand the possibilities, as well as the pitfalls behind this new phenomenon. 

Session 3 - 11:15am | Criminal use of the Dark Web | Tim Shanahan, Special Agent/Polygraph Examiner, IRS Criminal Investigation-National Forensic Lab

This presentation will develop increased awareness and understanding of existing and emerging areas of fraud and other forms of criminal activity that take place on The Dark Web.  The Dark Web is the World Wide Web content that exists on dark nets, which are overlay networks that use the public internet but which require specific software, configurations or authorization to access.  The Dark Web forms a small part of the Deep Web, and is often a breeding ground for criminal and other forms of illicit activity. 

Lunch - 12:15pm 

Session 4 - 1:00pm | Data Breaches Today & The Unintentional Insider Threat | Professor Donald Rebovich, Utica College & Professor Leslie R. Corbo, Utica College

While many data breaches are caused by outsiders or a disgruntled employee, the unintentional insider remains the largest threat to an organization. Employees are the backbone of an organization and serve as its greatest asset; however, they can be its vulnerability when working with proprietary and private information. Millennials bring an interesting dynamic to the organization, as they are technologically savvy, but tend to be more open with information. This presentation reviews statistical data about breaches, and provides insight into preventing and mitigating these breaches. 

Break: Refreshments & Networking - 2:00pm 

Session 5 - 2:15pm | Managing the Risk of Fraud | Dan Morrill, Owner at Wolf & Company

Having proper fraud risk assessments and controls in place to mitigate those fraud risks is key to preventing misappropriation of assets, theft of key data and accurate financial statements.  In this session, we will explore how fraud risk aligns with the overall enterprise risk management program and the keys to having a successful fraud risk program. 

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




 Steve Stasiukonis

Steve serves as President of Secure Network Technologies, focusing on Penetration Testing, Information Security Risk Assessments, Incident Response and Digital Investigations. Steve has worked in the field of Information Security since 1997, specializing in the use of technology to identify information security vulnerabilities, assessing risk and the collection and interpretation of digital network intelligence.  As a part of that experience, Steve is an expert in Social Engineering.  He is listed in Wikipedia as one of the most notable Social Engineers and has written and demonstrated actual social engineering efforts involving pretexting, phishing and physically compromising banks, data centers and other highly secure operations and facilities.  Steve carries numerous security certifications by various organizations and also serves as a columnist for Information Week magazine and


Tim Shanahan

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.  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.


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.


Donald Rebovich, Ph.D.

Donald Rebovich, Ph.D., Professor of Criminal Justice is Coordinator of Utica College’s Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation Program. Dr. Rebovich is also the Executive Director of the Center for Identity Management & Information Protection of Utica College. Prior to coming to Utica College, Dr. Rebovich served as Research Director for the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) & the American Prosecutors Research Institute of the National District Attorneys Association. At NW3C he was responsible for directing the national analysis of Internet crime report data generated by the FBI's Internet Fraud Complaint Center, & directing the National Public Survey on White Collar Crime program. Dr. Rebovich served in the New Jersey Attorney General’s Division of Criminal Justice for ten years.


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. Dr. Rebovich is co-editor of a text entitled, The New Technology of Crime, Law & Social Control. His background includes research in identity crime characteristics, economic crime victimization, white collar crime prosecution, protected health information, human trafficking & multijurisdictional task force development. Most recently, he was co-author of the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance research report entitled The New Face of Identity Theft: An Analysis of Federal Case Data for the Years 2008 through 2013 and also co-author of Public Opinion and Public Policy on White-Collar Crime in the 2016 Oxford Handbook of White-Collar Crime.

Dr. Rebovich received his B.S. in Criminal Justice from The College of New Jersey and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University


Leslie Corbo, M.S.

Leslie Corbo, M.S, Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at Utica College in various B.S. and M.S. cyber defense programs, including courses in information security, computer hardware and peripherals, and financial crime investigation. Ms. Corbo is also a Senior Information Security Program Manager – Consultant for PhishMe, Inc. She works with Fortune 500 companies educating employees in controlled phishing scenarios through consulting, planning, simulated execution, and analysis. Leslie has worked with renowned universities collecting data, designing and conducting studies involving employee’s behavior towards phishing emails.


Ms. Corbo previously worked as an IT-Security Analyst and Information Security Program Manager on DoD and DHS Science and Technology efforts, managing information systems while developing, implementing and enforcing information security policies and procedure. As an IT-Security Analyst, she conducted forensic investigations, analysis, and incident response. Her education includes a M.S. in Cybersecurity from Utica College, and a B.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance with a concentration in Cybercrime Investigations and Forensics. Ms. Corbo holds certifications in CompTIA’s Security+. GIAC Security Essentials, as well as various certifications from the Defense Security Service.

Ms. Corbo is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Science (D.Sc.) in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity from Capitol College, Laurel, MD.


Dan Morrill, CPA

Dan Morrill is an Owner at Wolf & Company and responsible for the Professional Practice group. As a part of the Professional Practice group, Dan conducts training on technical issues, performs quality control reviews, leads the Audit and Accounting Committee, participates in learning and development initiatives and conducts technical research for the Firm.


He is a Certified Public Accountant with over eighteen years of experience providing audit and other assurance services to community financial institutions, including SEC registrants, non-profit entities and pension plans.  Dan is a Graduate of College of the Holy Cross, and is a member of the AICPA, on the Board of Directors for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County, and on the Board of Directors for the Ludlow Country Club.


His expertise includes working with clients to resolve audit and accounting issues with respect to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the Securities and Exchange Commission Regulations. He also is dedicated to the training of Wolf professionals as new technical issues arise, enabling professionals and clients to be up-to-date on the most recent issues.