Shifting of governmental department of health mandates and the absence of systems to capture evidence of compliance have contributed to a perfect storm of fraudulent employment claims during the pandemic. But you can still find hard data to drive your investigations and defense strategies.
Computers and TechnologyThe proliferation of technology in the modern-day workplace presents a world of opportunity for fraudsters — and a complex challenge for fraud examiners. Anti-fraud professionals must know how to combat cyberfraud and how to use technology in fraud examinations. Learning the basics of digital forensics is crucial to uncovering fraud in the 21st century.
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Amber Mac, internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) expert, opened the ACFE Fraud Conference Canada in Toronto with a hypothetical story called “the paper-clip experiment” to show how helpful and simultaneously dangerous AI could be for individuals and organizations.
“There are no hackers; there are only spies,” cybersecurity expert Eric O’Neill told attendees at the Tuesday Working Lunch. “Hacking is nothing more than the necessary evolution of espionage. As we took our information out of file cabinets and we put it into databases, and then because we wanted to communicate quickly we hooked those databases up to the internet … we exposed ourselves to a new way of espionage.”