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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