•  ACFE Faculty

    Cynthia Hetherington, CFE
    Hetherington Group

    Cynthia Herrington

    Cynthia Hetherington, CFE, MLS, MSM, CII, is the founder and president of Hetherington Group, a cyber investigations consulting, publishing and training firm. With more than two decades of expertise, Hetherington is a leader in due diligence, corporate intelligence and cyber investigations. She is the author of three books on conducting cyber investigations and annually trains more than 7,200 investigators; security professionals; attorneys; accountants; auditors; military intelligence professionals; and federal, state, and local agencies on best practices. She shares her expertise in this increasingly data-intensive, cyber-focused world through the publication of an industry newsletter, an online blog and by hosting the annual OSMOSIS Conference.

    Hetherington leads national and international investigations in corporate due diligence and fraud, personal asset recovery and background checks. With a specialization in the financial, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries, her cyber investigations have recovered millions of dollars in high-profile corruption cases, assisting on the investigations of the top two Ponzi cases in U.S. history.

    Hetherington shares her experiences and expertise as a keynote speaker and contributor at women-focused technology events and conferences across the U.S. She is an active member in the Women in Security Forum and collaborates with The National Center for Women and Information Technology on drawing young girls into the profession. Hetherington serves as a lecturer and mentor to CybHER.org and RocketGirls at CyberSpace Camps held at the Kennedy Space Center.

    In 2012, she was awarded the James Baker Speaker of the Year by the ACFE. Enterprising Women Magazine honored Hetherington with a 2019 Enterprising Woman of the Year Award and she is shortlisted for the coveted 2019 Women in IT New York’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award.