Whose Hand is in YOUR Cookie Jar?
45% of all business fraud happens in small businesses! Do you know how to prevent fraud in your business? Whether you’re a business of 1 or 100, you should know the warning signs of fraudulent behavior so you can prevent it. At this seminar, sponsored by Bank of the West, you’ll learn how to protect your business and your self: How to protect account information. What to do if you have a problem. How to protect your computer.
- Thursday, May 3, 2007
- 8:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
- Embassy Suites Conference Center (On Lomas just west of I-25, at the north end of the building)
- 8:00-8:30 a.m.: Check-in and Networking (with coffee and pastries)
- 8:30-8:45 a.m.: Welcome Remarks
- 8:45–9:15 a.m.: Protecting your Account Information —Steve Torbett, vice president, investigations manager, corporate security, Bank of the West
Steve Torbett will discuss many of the ways that offenders can obtain your confidential personal and/or business account information, recent types of check fraud that can occur and that have occurred in New Mexico (including the “Methers”), recent cases that involve Internet scams and how that can impact a small business, and ways you can prevent your information from being compromised.
Torbett is the Regional Investigations Manager for Bank of the West. He started to work for the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) shortly after graduating from Del Norte High School in 1971, and received his BA in Criminology from the University of Albuquerque in 1977. Torbett worked 21 years for APD, with the last seven years spent in the White Collar Crime Unit. He enjoys working a variety of fraud cases, whether they involve check fraud, the Internet, or a combination of the two.
- 9:15–9:45 a.m.: What to do when fraud happens. —Carm Michaud, detective, white collar crimes unit, Albuquerque Police Department
- 9:45–10:15 a.m.: Computer Security —Eric Cobb, vice president, Control-Alt-Delete
Eric Cobb will help you identify areas where your technology could be vulnerable, give you several strategies to better protect you from the “bad guys” external to your system (hackers, thieves, corporate spies, etc.) and from those internal to your system (employees surfing web sites they shouldn’t be on, improperly using e-mail or instant-messaging, or inappropriately using other company resources). You will also learn where to find free tools that will help you assess your vulnerabilities and protect your technology.
Cobb has more than 17 years experience in all aspects of network systems installation, customization, maintenance, and security monitoring. He has also developed and maintained custom, accessible and usable software applications to extract important business information. As Vice President and Co-owner of Control Alt Delete, Inc., Eric uses systems analysis and problem solving to provide innovative solutions that match specific client needs for small businesses, nonprofit organizations, large corporations, and government entities. He also installs and maintains reliable and secure client computer networks (including local and wide area), virtual private networks (VPNs), and voice over IP (VoIP). His expertise with operating systems includes, but is not limited to, Windows, Linux, and Unix.
- 10:15–10:30 a.m.: Q & A
Who Should Attend
- Senior managers
- Information managers
- Your clients
Advance Reservations Required by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 27
u>All reservations must be pre-paid by April 30
- Individual Tickets: Members $20; Non-Members $25 – Click the Make a Reservation button below and you will have the option to pay online.
- 10% Discount for Tables of 10 with listing in the program: Members $180; Nonmembers $225 – email Luci Dawson and she will send you online payment instructions.
NOTE: Table price depends on who reserves it; you may have any mix of members and non-members at your table
- If you do not wish to pay online, you may mail a check postmarked no later than April 27 to: NAWBO-NNM, P.O. Box 30887, Albuquerque, NM 87190.