Cifas’ flagship industry event is the essential conference for professionals responsible for, devising or implementing fraud and financial crime strategies in their organisation. On 21 September 2020, Cifas’ Annual Conference brings together expert speakers who will share insight and intelligence for continuing the fight against fraud in these uncertain times.
Fighting Fraud and Cybercrime in Uncertain Times
This years conferences brings you the UK's leading fraud prevention voices together on panel sessions that will cover not only 2019's fraud findings but an insider look into the first 6 months of 2020 and the impact these unprecedented times have had on the fraud landscape - this is a fraud conference unlike any other.
Due to COVID-19 this years conference has been moved to an online platform and will run from 10:30 to 15:45 on 21 September 2020.
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10.30 – Welcome from Mike Haley
Cifas CEO Mike Haley welcomes you to this year’s Annual Conference.
10.50 – An Exclusive Message from Martin Lewis
Watch an exclusive message from Money Savings Expert Martin Lewis.
11:03 - Crime Dot Com – Geoff White
Geoff White takes us through the key findings and lessons from his book- Crime Dot Com.
11.15 – The Emerging Fraud Picture – Amber Burridge - Cifas
Amber Burridge – Head of Fraud Intelligence talks through the key findings from our first ever Strategic Intelligence Assessment and looks at how the situation has changed in the first 6 months of 2020.
12.00 - The Economic Downturn – New Challenges, New Threats
Representatives from across the fraud prevention community discuss and debate the challenges that the UK will be facing from a cyber and fraud perspective in a post COVID-19 world.
- What frauds do we expect to see as the economy takes a downturn?
- What lessons can be learned from 2008?
- What can organisations be doing now to protect against fraud?
- What will be the biggest challenges in 2021 and how do we prepare for them?
Breakout Sessions - All held between 13.25 and 15.40
13.25 - Can Digital Identities help Stop Fraud?
Chaired by Mark Courtney Cifas Chief Product Officer – industry experts debate how work in the digital identity space will impact the fight against fraud especially in a more virtual world.
- Is digital identity a panacea to stop identity fraud or will fraudsters just circumnavigate it?
- How much of an impact will synthetic identities have on the success of Digital Identity?
- Fraudsters are already convincing more and more people to act on their behalf i.e. Money Mules is that something that will just drive to increase or can digital ID help?
- What fraud prevention measures need to be built in to a digital identity systems across the community?
13.55 - Turning Data into Intelligence
Cifas Director of Research and Development Sandra Peaston is joined by a colleague from Mango Solutions for a one to one discuss the benefits and challenges of turning data into actionable intelligence.
13.25 - The Intelligence Community - Working Together
Cifas Chief Intelligence Officer Nick Downing chairs a round table discussion to discuss how we best utilise our collective intelligence.
- How can we work better together to tackle fraud and financial crime?
- How do we bring organisations outside of the traditional fraud prevention community into the fold?
- What do we need to do to have quicker interceptions and stop fraud across industry?
- How can we ensure all organisations with a role to play can share their data or intelligence with each other?
- Where should our focus be?
13:25 - Protecting the Organisation and the Customer in the Digital Age - Hosted by CGI
As the world becomes increasingly digital and the pandemic pushes organisations to adapt, addressing regulatory compliance and securing data and systems should be at the top of business agendas across industries. CGI's strategy expert digs deeper into the increasing sophistication of finanical crime.
13.55 - The Money Mule Problem
Chaired by Head of Fraud Intelligence Amber Burridge our panel debates the challenges of tackling the money mule problem.
- Is our understanding of the threat accurate? What are the intelligence gaps? Do we understand where the money comes from and where it goes? Do we understand the links between mules and organised crime?
- Do we have a perception of a money mule and is that hindering our efforts to tackle the issue?
- How can we work together to support the law enforcement response to this issue?
- How can we bring all parties together to ensure we have a consistent response to Money Mules?
13.25 - The New Normal - Challenges of Mass Home Working
Chaired by Cifas Member Relationship Manager Tracey Carpenter representatives from across industry debate the challenges organisations face to mitigate and prevent internal fraud.
- How will mass home working affect internal fraud
- How can we ensure strict controls and processes are maintained in a remote environment?
- What are the challenges we expect to see in the future?
13.55 - Training to Practice – Tackling the Insider Threat
Cifas Head of Learning Mike Betts talks about developing our Insider Threat Learning programme with Cifas and how this can work in practice within an organisation to tackle the insider threat
14.40 - The Rising Problem of Facility Takeover
Chaired by Cifas Chief Operating Officer Richard Freedman representatives from across industry discuss the challenges of account takeover.
- How can we make the most of machine learning?
- How can empower customers to protect their account information?
- What are the upcoming challenges in this space?
14.40 - Utilising Technology to Fight Fraud
Chaired by Technology Director Daniel Beckett representatives from across the fraud prevention community come together to discuss the different ways we can utilise technology to fight fraud.
- What are the latest products/technology helping in the fight against fraud?
- How can we make the most of machine learning?
- What are the challenges we face now and in the future?
- What are new kids on the block doing?
- How can work together to maximise the benefit of technological solutions?
14:40 - What can 35 billion transactions tell us about the evolving fraud threats? - Hosted by LexisNexis Risk Solutions - Hosted by LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Join LexisNexis Risk Solutions to hear the very latest cybercrime trends, from analysis of 35 billion transactions over the last 6 months.
15.10 - The Consumer Challenge
Chaired by Cifas Policy and Engagement Manager Neil Masters industry experts debate the challenges that consumers face in an economic downturn.
- How will the pandemic and associated economic downturn affect consumers? Will a challenging economic climate and job market make consumers more susceptible to fraud? Will it encourage people to turn to what they may perceive as low risk crimes and are we therefore likely to see a rise in first party fraud and money mule activity?
- What more can we do to ensure we land our protective messaging and change consumer behaviours – particularly with hard-to-reach groups and vulnerable consumers?
- How can we work together to share information across sectors to better serve and protect consumers?
15.10 - Mitek: Protecting our digital identity
It’s clear that taking good care of one’s digital identity is a fine balance between trust and control. Identity is the essence of the human being, so guardianship should be hard-earned. Both businesses and individuals have a role to play in protecting our digital twins. With the help of proven digital identity verification and cybersecurity protection technologies, we can make self-sovereign identities a reality – if that’s what the people want.
3:10PM– Finding Victims Online
Mark Johnson delivers a practical OSINT search for a potential target of fraud (consented in advance by the data subject).
15.40 - Closing of the Conference from Mike Haley
Cifas CEO Mike Haley closes this year’s Annual Conference.
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Messages from 2019's delegates
Valuable, well-planned and organised conference with great opportunities to build and develop networks.
Great conference all round, fabulous informative speakers. Super venue and excellent networking.
Excellent conference where the discussions focus on resolving fraud by searching for the heart of the problem - would thoroughly recommend.
A great day to learn and hear from other sectors - a lot of the speakers you would not normally be able to speak to outside of the conference.
The conference is a great opportunity to focus on fraud and dedicate time to thinking about this issue ahead of all your responsibilities.