- 16 Nov 2021 Online
The threat of cyberattack and subsequent breach of electronic defenses is ever present for today’s global and local organizations. While the general threats of hackers which cause damage through unauthorized access to an organizations’ computer networks, services and programs still exist and are getting more sophisticated, the biggest threat to organizations is that of computer assisted fraud, such as Ransomware, identity theft, insider abetted theft, embezzlement and so forth. The main attraction of computer fraud to malevolent actors and organized crime is the monetary gains it produces for very little investment, and the high probability of never getting caught.
This highly interactive course focuses on the current state of cybersecurity including advanced persistent threats and how to protect against computer assisted fraud such as Ransomware. The course details the use and application of descriptive and predictive analytics to detect fraudulent activities and protect the organization against loss due to fraud.
The outcome of the course is to ensure the participants understand how to set up a digitally resilient organization. The participants will engage in interactive exercises around a case study that will help all participants understand the state of their industry in terms of fraud threat and the use of fraud analytics to defend against that threat as well as the cybersecurity countermeasures available to combat fraud.
Who Should Attend
- Security professionals wishing to expand their view of cybersecurity or fraud analytics
- Managers wishing to understand the concepts of present-day cybersecurity mechanisms and the application of fraud analytics
- Data scientists and data analysts looking to use their expertise in the constant fight against internal and external computer-based fraud
Benefits of Attending
- How to Identify cyber security threats to businesses and personal lives
- What cyber security counter measures you can employ to protect against the threats
- The various cyber security techniques such as cyber forensics, malware analysis, offensive and defensive security, and more
- The state of the art in fraud detection and protection
- How analytics is used through diagnostic models and behavioral analytics to detect fraud in financial and other institutions
- How to use analytics to identify the “insider” in your organization who may be assisting in fraud and other malicious intrusions
- What the future holds in cyber threats and cyber security defenses especially in the area of fraud detection and protection
Steve Blais, PMP, PMI-PBA, is an international Trainer, Author, Consultant and Coach who has over 50 years’ experience in information technologies working as a Business Analyst, System Analyst, Information Security Analyst, Quality Assurance Analyst, Programmer, Project Manager, and General Manager.
He spent twenty years working as a Contractor in Washington DC for many US Federal government organisations in various roles. He also worked as a Technical Manager and Consultant to a number of financial organisations in the US and Europe. In the 1990s, he developed several disaster recovery plans for different government and civilian organisations, and wrote the five-year defence plan for the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) which outlined the disaster recovery plans and procedures. He has also worked with several Middle Eastern organisations, both government and commercial, in helping them develop business continuity plans for various industries and information technology companies.
Steve writes a monthly column for Business Analyst Times and is a frequent contributor to AllpM.com, Modern Analyst and other publications. He has presented the keynote addresses at business analyst conferences around the world in 2019, the IPMA European Conference (2013), the PMI Pacific Rim Conference in Tokyo (2012), and the PMI South America Conference in Sao Paolo (2011).
He is also the author of Business Analysis: Best Practices for Success (John Wiley, 2011) and co-author of Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide (PMI, 2014) and a member of the core team for A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide), v.3 (IIBA, 2015). His new book on the future of business analysis will be released in 2020.
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