Cybersecurity expert Robert Herjavec and former U.S.
Attorney of the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara will address 5,000
anti-fraud professionals at the virtual 32nd Annual
ACFE Global Fraud Conference on June 21-23. The conference will
be emceed by Kate Snow, anchor of NBC Nightly News Sunday and an award-winning senior
national correspondent for NBC News.
Herjavec, one of the stars of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning
hit show, “Shark Tank,” is CEO of the Herjavec Group, one of the world’s
largest, privately held cybersecurity firms. Bharara, who is the host of “Stay
Tuned with Preet,” made a name for himself as one of “the nation’s most
aggressive and outspoken prosecutors” while in office. Herjavec and Bharara
will be joined by Dan McCrum, the journalist who exposed the Wirecard fraud
scandal and Thuli Madonsela, the former Public Protector of South Africa who
helped expose the corruption of former South African President Jacob Zuma.
McCrum, who writes for the Financial Times, has been
recognized worldwide for exposing fraud at Wirecard. While reporting on the
German financial giant, he was personally sued and intimidated by the company.
In an interview
with Fraud Magazine, he said he believed Wirecard was able to keep
operating fraudulently due to investor pressure. “Similar to the Bernie Madoff
case, when investors are making a lot of money, they don’t ask too many
questions,” he said. “Greed is a very effective blindfold.”
Madonsela, who is a law professor at the Stellenbosch
University, faced similar challenges while investigating and exposing
corruption in the South African government. Her family started receiving death
threats, and government intelligence services spread rumors that she was a spy.
She persevered due to her desire to improve the lives of ordinary citizens. She
told Fraud Magazine, “[Corruption] undermines social justice because if
you are looking at housing, water, electricity and health — all services
provided by the government — they are mostly used by the poor and less
affluent. If those services cannot be developed because the money is being
misused or the wrong people have been appointed, they are left on the ledge.”
In addition to hearing from these keynote speakers,
attendees can choose from more than 90 sessions taught by leaders in the
anti-fraud field. Topics will include how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed
fraud investigations and schemes, cryptocurrency’s ties to fraud, emerging
cybersecurity risks, new compliance trends and more.
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