Reforestation Overview History Historically, one of the most important challenges and responsibilities of the USDA Forest Service has been to establish forests on lands that are unstocked as the result of natural catastrophes, excessive cutting, fire, insects or farming practices of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Organic Administration Act of explicitly provided for the establishment of national forests to improve and protect forests to secure favorable conditions of water flows and to furnish a continuous supply of timber. The Act provides for reforestation work in support of these aims. The Weeks Law of provided for the acquisition of forested, cutover, or denuded lands within watersheds to regulate the flow of navigable streams or for the production of timber, enabling the Secretary to conduct reforestation work on the acquired lands.
Monday, June 18 By exploiting publicly available information and predictable human behavior, fraudsters manipulate their targets into taking certain actions that can lead to serious compromise and financial ruin.
This session will break down the methodology of how social engineers collect targeting information, impersonate legitimate requesters and manipulate targets.
Within the context of a case study, various social engineering techniques will be discussed and demonstrated. You Will Learn How To: Compare social engineering techniques that can be deployed against a target Identify security best practices to combat these threats, including the design and implementation of a social engineering Deforestation an overview of global programs and agreements program Evaluate the desire to make personal or company information publicly available against making yourself vulnerable to exploitation Peter Warmka, CFE, CPP Director of Business Intelligence, Strategic Risk Management LLC Following a distinguished career as a Senior Intelligence Officer within the Central Intelligence Agency CIAPeter Warmka joined Strategic Risk Management in as Director of Business Intelligence.
In this capacity, he has led numerous due diligence investigations on behalf of corporate clients pursuing mergers and acquisitions that have uncovered significant fraud within target entities.
With his extensive background in social engineering, Warmka joined Webster University in as an Adjunct Professor, where he lectures on intelligence and counter-intelligence as it relates to cybersecurity. Knowledge of and understanding of investigations into the proceeds of corruption, as well as institutional anti-money laundering compliance Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge Recent media events from the so-called Global Laundromat to Operation Carwash and the 1MDB scandal reflect the extent to which corrupt heads of state will go to misuse their positions for their own benefit.
This session will examine the methods used by corrupt politically exposed persons PEPs to place, layer and integrate their ill-gotten gains.
It will look at the patterns of theft, money movement and spending by PEPs. It will also examine the anti-money laundering AML controls that financial institutions use to detect this activity and report it to the appropriate authorities.
He consults on audit planning and audit scoping based on regulatory issues, enforcement actions, and external environment monitoring. Knowledge of deception during interviews and extensive experience conducting interviews Field of Study: Communications and Marketing You might only get one shot to interview an individual.
The inability to detect deception in that interview could impede your investigation. This session challenges some of the widely held deception theories and provides information you need to know before conducting your next interview.
Rosetti has authored a number of fraud-related articles, has been featured in numerous newspaper articles and television segments, including CNBC. He has testified as an expert witness on many occasions, and has given hundreds of fraud-related presentations internationally.
None Field of Study: Information Technology Companies have tremendous motivation to protect their digital data, but what about the average person? As the internet becomes more pervasive, we all become more vulnerable to hacks and viruses. The good news is we have many ways to safeguard our personal information.
As a fraud investigator, you are often protecting others against cyberattacks, but are you applying the same level of safeguards to your personal life? This session demonstrates easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement ways to protect your personal digital data.
You will learn some of the best ways to protect yourself from phishing attacks, ransomware and other cyberthreats. Assess the best ways to protect your personal, company and client data while using open Wi-Fi Compare the four best ways to detect and prevent phishing attacks and ransomware Recognize ways to protect your digital devices from becoming compromised and from being used for further cyberattacks Ryan Duquette, CFE Founder and Principal, Hexigent Consulting Inc.
Ryan Duquette is passionate about digital forensics and helping to keep others from being victimized. During his time in law enforcement he worked on hundreds of digital forensic and fraud-related cases.
He took his zest for focusing on the facts from those days and founded Hexigent, a digital forensics firm focusing on investigations, consulting services and litigation support. Auditing This session will explore trends in accounting malpractice claims.
It will dig into legal cases against third parties to recover losses caused by the failure to detect fraud.
A must-attend session for CFEs who want to expand their practices beyond resolving allegations of fraud — and for auditors who want to avoid a malpractice claim.
Practical and legal considerations differ, so this session will review legal considerations that are often misunderstood. Determine trends in accounting malpractice claims Ascertain what auditors are being accused of Identify in real cases where auditors failed, what they did wrong and what they should have done to uncover fraud Ralph Q.
Summerford and his team of professionals specialize in forensic and investigative accounting, computer forensics, expert witness services, fraud examination, business valuations and litigation consulting. Summerford works primarily in the area of forensic accounting, fraud examination and bankruptcy.
He works closely with both plaintiff and defense attorneys; corporate boards and audit committees; insurance company special investigation units; government inspector generals; and governmental agencies such as the U.
Intermediate understanding of Microsoft Excel and experience in fraud cases Field of Study: Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful data analysis tools available and it can do much of the analysis necessary to perform professional engagements at a lower cost than other more expensive data analysis programs.
In this session, you will discover some of the most powerful tools in Excel, and learn about an inexpensive add-on that can take your data analysis and final deliverables to the next level.
She has more than 21 years of experience in the field of accounting with the last 14 years focused completely on forensic accounting-related engagements. Her expertise is in matters involving fraud investigation, forensic accounting, contract and regulatory compliance, internal control risk assessment, and complex litigation.The Natural Resources Program Area includes the latest guidance, examples, and information resources to aid Federal facilities in managing endangered or threatened species, wetlands, erosion control, habitat development, .
Ending deforestation is our best chance to conserve wildlife and defend the rights of forest communities. On top of that, it’s one of the quickest and most cost effective ways to curb global warming.
That’s why we’re campaigning for a deforestation-free future. Overview of Subnational Programs to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Rapid reductions in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will be needed if the nations of the Cancun Agreements Agreements made during the 16th Conference of the Parties of.
See Deforestation: An Overview of Global Programs and Agreements, CRS Report ENR, October 21, 3. For additional information on the background of the ITTA and ITTO, see Deforestation: An Overview of Global Programs and Agreements, .
Bethmara Kessler is a global thought leader, lecturer, consultant and advisor to businesses on the topics of fraud, audit, compliance, enterprise risk management, shared services delivery strategies, process transformation and is on the ACFE Faculty and Advisory Council.
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