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ECI Conference Looks to Be Most Successful To Date

Ten Major Sponsors Support Event

Written By Christine Leogrande

ECI Conference features latest on cybersecurity, ID theft, economic crime


Utica, NY (10/16/2009)
- On the heels of the Department of Homeland Security announcing the creation of up to 1,000 new cybersecurity jobs, the upcoming 20th Economic Crime Institute of Utica College conference, highlighting the latest trends in the detection and prevention of identity theft, cybersecurity and economic crime, looks to be the most successful event in the organization’s history. 
“Extraordinary Circumstances: Combating Fraud and Corruption in Hard Times” will feature keynote speaker Cynthia Cooper, CEO of The Cooper Group LLC and author of Extraordinary Circumstances. Cooper is best known for leading the team who discovered and reported some $3.8 billion in accounting fraud at WorldCom. Martin Biegelman, director of Microsoft’s financial integrity unit, will keynote on the second day of the conference.
Bringing together corporate, government/law enforcement and academic experts, the conference will be held Oct. 20-22 at The Bolger Center, Potomac, Md.
Sponsors of the conference are: Allen Corporation of America, BNY Mellon, Cisco, Daylight Forensic & Advisory, Hage & Hage Law and Consulting, JCPenney, McKesson, TransUnion, Van Scoyoc Associates, and Wilson & Turner Investigative Consultants.
This year, for the first time, conference attendees can choose tracks on ID theft, cybersecurity, or economic crime. Breakout sessions include discussions of authentication tokens to protect identity for online transaction, cross-border cybercrime, data security, mortgage fraud, organized crime, and much more. There will also be discussions of investment schemes, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and electronic evidence gathering. Attendees are also eligible for up to 16 CPE credits.
Utica College, a longtime leader in economic crime education, is home to both the Economic Crime Institute and the Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP), which has garnered national attention for its landmark study of closed Secret Service identity theft cases. Utica College offers bachelor’s degrees in economic crime investigation and cybersecurity – information assurance, as well a master’s degree in economic crime management, MBA in fraud management, MBA in professional accountancy, certificate in financial crimes investigation, and a master’s degree in criminal justice administration.
Networking at the conference will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the undergraduate economic crime investigation degree, one of the first such programs offered, as well as the 10th anniversary of the master’s program.
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