NEW YORK--(ACCA USA, the US arm of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and Pace University today hosted a cybercrime symposium and panel discussion at New York’s Pace University. The event, “Cybercrime in the World Today 2013,” was attended by more than 200 business and law enforcement professionals, as well as academics, students and members of the public.)--
“Every one of us has had second thoughts about using our credit cards for Internet purchases or our debit cards at ATMs, and most of us know someone who has been a victim of one form of cybercrime or another”
The event comprised a networking breakfast reception followed by a panel discussion of subject matter experts. Results of Pace’s new research into skimmer fraud research was previewed, along with results of ACCA’s global cybercrime survey of some 2,000 financial professionals.
“Every one of us has had second thoughts about using our credit cards for Internet purchases or our debit cards at ATMs, and most of us know someone who has been a victim of one form of cybercrime or another,” said Warner Johnston, Head of ACCA USA. “Our convening of this symposium and sponsorship of the skimmer fraud research is part of ACCA’s commitment to providing new bodies of knowledge on myriad topics helpful to businesses across the globe.”
ACCA has commissioned Pace University to conduct original research in the specialized area of skimmer fraud in order to provide business leaders and law enforcement officials with a clearer understanding of the technologies, methods and origins behind this widespread form of cybercrime. Some of the world’s largest accounting firms, banks and credit card companies, as well as law enforcement organizations in the US and Europe, are working with Pace University’s researchers to provide insight and data.
To debate the causes of and solutions for combating the various forms of cybercrime, ACCA USA assembled a distinguished panel of experts:
- Kelly Bissell – Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP
- Helen Brand – ACCA CEO
- Dr. Darren Hayes – Computer Information Systems Chair/Assistant Professor at Pace University
- Joe Leonard – Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
- Christopher Novak – Co-founder of the Verizon Business Investigative Response Unit
- David Szuchman – Manhattan District Attorney and Chief of the Investigative Division
Stephen Friedman, Pace University President, provided opening remarks and the panel was introduced by Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. Paul Mahon, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the US Secret Service New York Field Office, served as moderator.
About ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants with 154,000 members and 432,000 students in 170 countries worldwide. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. We work through a network of over 80 offices and centres and more than 8,400 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. www.accaglobal.com