Pre-Conference Workshops: Monday, 30 April 2018

Workshop A

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Implementing Big Data Analysis and Machine Learning to Detect & Investigate Fraud

It takes over 3 years to detect 60% of Fraud cases. However machine-learning has the power to detect fraud in real-time before the point of sale, and patterns that indicate money laundering, through multi-factor
analysis of big data. The facilitator will work with you to create a business case that demonstrates the strategic benefits of implementing big data analysis and machine learning to detect and investigate fraud.

Key Learning Outcomes:
  • The ROI and action plan for developing in-house automated detection systems
  • Using AI to monitor customer fraud and detect high-volume low value fraud
  • Leveraging big data to prevent mobile and online fraud
  • Improving KYC frameworks through customer-centric data analysis, such as natural language processing

Workshop B

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Techniques and Frameworks for Audits and Investigations of Internal Fraudulent Activity

Tracey O’Keefe, Fraud Risk Manager, Auswide Bank
A company is more likely to lose money through internal fraud than from any other typology. Internal investigations allow a company to monitor itself to ensure that its managers, supervisors, and employees comply with the law as well as internal policies and guidelines. This workshop will provide strategies into how a properly conducted investigation can help protect the company from the potential fallout from instances of fraud.

Key Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding different approaches to investigations, such as case theory approach, in order to complete an organised and effective investigation
  • Organising and maintaining the evidence to ensure it’s properly logged, secure and accounted for
  • Most common fraud schemes and the evidence that indicates sanctionable offenses
  • Preparing recommendations and writing a report that enables justifiable action


Tracey O’Keefe

Fraud Risk Manager
Auswide Bank

Workshop C

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM Conducting Forensic Investigations into Cyber-Crime to Improve Security Frameworks

Sadeed Tirmizey, Manager of Cyber Security, Queensland Health
Businesses and consumers lose $300 million per year to online scams, and in 2016 22% of fraud was committed using technology. Having a thorough understanding of computer forensics is now a vital skill in the detection and investigation of fraud. This workshop will provide:

Key Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding the different types of cyber fraud technologies
  • Learning how Evidence Assessment, Acquisition, and Examination of cyber fraud differs from traditional investigations
  • Case Studies into the detection and investigation of online attacks to improve security frameworks
  • Working with Justice agencies in order to report crimes and share information


Sadeed Tirmizey

Manager of Cyber Security
Queensland Health