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Utilizing Biometrics in Fraud Prevention, Detection and Investigations & The Use of Integrity Monitors on Public Projects - 2 CPE Credits

  • 21 Oct 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Zoom Webinar

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Long Island ACFE #43 presents Utilizing Biometrics in Fraud Prevention, Detection and Investigations &The Use of Integrity Monitors on Public Projects

October 21, 2021: 2:00-4:00

Delivery: Webinar Based

CPE Credits: 2 Credits of Specialized Knowledge

Speakers: Simon Marchand- Nuance’s chief fraud prevention officer for security and biometrics. Julie O'Brien CIGI, CFE, Sr. Project Manager, Office of Inspector General


Utilizing Biometrics in Fraud Prevention, Detection and Investigations

From data breaches to identity theft, the challenges and pace of change facing fraud teams has never been greater. This comes while legitimate customers expect engagement channels with as little friction as possible.

 Biometrics is one of the most powerful ways that organizations are meeting these dual priorities. Simon Marchand, CFE, Adm.A., will give an introduction to biometrics technologies, share the latest advances in the field. He’ll also detail how organizations include banks and telecommunications companies are using biometrics to combat account takeover, subscription fraud, and how this state-of-the art technology can be used for fraud prevention, detection as well as in fraud investigations.

Speaker: Simon Marchand is Nuance’s chief fraud prevention officer for security and biometrics.

 Certified Fraud Examiner, Simon has extensive expertise in fraud prevention, detection and management - as well as in authentication and identity - in both the banking and telecom industries, with more than 10 years of experience in the field. Prior to Nuance, Simon held key fraud prevention positions at Montreal-based Laurentian Bank, at Bell Canada, and at Québec’s Order of Chartered Administrators, where he managed its professional inspection program.  As chief fraud prevention officer, he works closely with Nuance clients to design biometric-based fraud prevention and authentication strategies that disrupt criminals while reducing effort and friction for legitimate customers. He regularly shares his expertise in various conferences and with associations around the world and he speaks on the risks fraud and the ethical use of biometrics in the media.

The Use of Integrity Monitors on Public Projects

The presentation will explain what an Integrity Monitor is, how they came about, what they do, how they do it and ways to measure their success in the prevention, identification and investigation of fraud, waste and abuse on public construction projects.

Learning Objectives include:

  • An understanding of what an Integrity Monitor is, why they are used, and what an "IM" team consists of- including a breakdown of the various disciplines, types of specialists and their common qualifications/backgrounds
  • Examples of types of reviews conducted by Integrity Monitors and common findings
  • Examples of criminal cases initiated by Integrity Monitors and cases in which Integrity Monitors have assisted (on cases initiated by an Office of Inspector General) and advantages of using Integrity Monitors in investigations.
  • Ways to measure their success
  • Why Integrity Monitors are an asset
Speaker: Julie O'Brien CIGI, CFE, Sr. Project Manager, Office of Inspector General

Julie O’Brien joined the Port Authority of NY/NJ Office of Inspector General in 2012, where she is a Senior Project Manager responsible for overseeing integrity monitors and assisting in the prevention, detection, investigation and elimination of fraud, corruption and waste on Port Authority’s capital projects. She has covered several major projects including the World Trade Center Redevelopment, Moynihan Station, and LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal Building Redevelopment. Julie is a Certified Inspector General Investigator, a Certified Fraud Examiner and a licensed Private Investigator, State of New York.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Long Island Chapter #43

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