National Infrastructure Security and Resilience U (NISRU) Workshop Wednesday training event; here are the details:
Workshop Title: Cryptocurrencies, Financial Fraud and Tracking Bitcoin
Instructor: James McDowell, Senior Security Analyst, Alabama Securities Commission
INMA Board Facilitator: Dwight Koop, Treasurer
Date/Time: October 7, 2020, 10am - 12pm PDT/1pm - 3pm EDT
Description: What are cryptocurrencies? What is blockchain technology? What are the red flags of financial fraud? How can you better protect yourself from fraud? If you find yourself asking these questions, then this workshop is for you! We will spend the first part of the workshop covering the basics of cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, and financial fraud. The second half of this workshop will be spent walking through tabletop cryptocurrency fraud investigations with attendees.
- Understand the basics of cryptocurrencies.
- Understand the red flags of fraud.
- Understand financial fraud investigations and how to protect themselves.
Who Should Attend: Those interested in learning more about cryptocurrencies and financial fraud investigations; banking, finance, insurance, government, military, law enforcement staff
Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5282501770206364684
Instructor Bio: James McDowell is a Senior Securities Analyst for the Alabama Securities Commission. In this role, he utilizes data analytics to coordinate multi-jurisdictional investigations; trains law enforcement officers, at various levels, on digital and financial investigations; and briefs stakeholders at all levels on issues related to cybersecurity and data analytics.
He holds a master’s degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance; bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Economics; and the designations of Certified Cyber Crimes Investigator, Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator. He is currently pursuing the designations of Certified Data Scientist and Certified Big Data Architect.
He is a proud member of INMA’s Chief Information Security Officer Cross-Sector Council, the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center, and InfraGard. Additionally, he is elected to the Board of Directors for the Birmingham Chapter of InfraGard, appointed to Co-Chair of the “Investment Adviser Cybersecurity and Technology Project Group” of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), and selected as Chair of the Financial Regulatory Compliance Section of the Government Blockchain Association (GBA).
James is also a Member of the NASAA Enforcement Technology Project Group; a Member of the GBA Cybersecurity Working Group, Economic Analysis Working Group, and Financial Crimes Working Group; a Member of the Military Operations and Research Society Data Science and Artificial Intelligence CoP; a Member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts; a Member of the Elder Justice Coalition; a Member of the American Legal and Financial Network; and a Member of the National White Collar Crime Center.
Patriots Circle members get an additional 10% discount; as a member, you will get a separate email with the Patriot Circle Discount code.