Registration Includes: 2 Days of Training, 4 Meals, and 1 Networking Event.
IAFCI Members: $200
Non-Member: $275
Law Enforcement
 *This event is at no-cost for eligible Florida government employees. Please contact IAFCI directly to register if you are a Florida state, local, tribal, or territorial government employee. 916-939-5000
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**A $50 cancellation fee applies after March 27, 2024.


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AGENDA (Subject to Change)
Earn up to 12 CPE Credits

Thursday April 18, 2024

7:30am - 8:00am Registration - Healthy Start Breakfast Provided

8:00am - 8:15am Welcome and Opening Remarks
IAFCI Cyber Fraud Industry Group Co-Chairs
Sam Fadel, IAFCI Florida Chapter President, Welcome to Florida
Dr. Karen Holbrook, Ph.D., Regional Chancellor USF Sarasota-Manatee
Dr. C. Jordan Howell, Ph.D. Sarasota Cybersecurity Lab
ASIC Richard Dean, U.S. Secret Service, Tampa Cyber Fraud Task Force
Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman, Sarasota County Sheriff – Welcome to Sarasota

8:30 - 9:00am Keynote: Cyber Florida Security Operations Center (SOC) Overview
Ernie Ferraresso, Director, Cyber Florida

9:00- 10:00am Beyond the Breach: Harnessing Hacker Intelligence for Proactive Cyber Fraud Prevention
Dr. C. Jordan Howell, Ph.D. Asst. Professor USF, Director, Sarasota Cybersecurity
Kaylee Eckelman, MS in AI and Business Analytics

10:00am - 10:15am Break

10:15am - 11:15am Sextortion: In-Depth Study and Criminal Pursuit
ASIC Richard Dean, U.S. Secret Service Tampa Field Office
Dr. Roberta O’Malley, Ph.D. Asst. Professor, Dept. of Criminology, USF Sarasota Manatee

11:15 am - 12:15 pm Beyond the Screen: Insights into Online Sexual Grooming
Dr. Eden Lamar, Ph.D

12:15am - 1:15pm Lunch - Provided

1:15pm - 2:15pm Challenges and Solutions in Synthetic Identity
Ingo Steinhaeuser, Sr. Risk & Fraud Specialist, Thomson Reuters
John Bridge, President, Trust Stamp

2:15pm – 3:15pm Pig Butchering Human Trafficking Component, Evolution, Case Studies
Robin Pugh, President/CEO DarkTower and President Intelligence for Good
Det. Matt Hogan, CT State Police, Major Crimes, CT Financial Crimes Task Force,
U.S. Secret Service Financial Crimes Task Force Officer

3:15pm - 3:30pm Break

3:30pm – 4:30pm - Who Are You, and Where is My Car?
Marjorie Coyne, Learning & Development Specialist, National Insurance Crime Bureau (NCIB)

4:30pm – 4:45pm Day 1 Closing Remarks, Logistics for Networking Event

5:00pm – 6:30pm Networking Event Onsite. Appetizers and Refreshments

Friday April 19, 2024

8:00am – 8:30am Registration - Healthy Start Breakfast Provided

8:30am– 9:30am Prosecution of Cyber Crimes
Whitney Mackay, Chief Asst. Statewide Prosecutor Cyber Fraud Enforcement Unit, Office of the Attorney General, State of Florida
John Paul Sr. Assistant Statewide Prosecutor, Office of Statewide Prosecution, Office of the Attorney General, State of Florida

9:30am-10:30am Deadbolt Ransomware
Mike Tousey, Team Lead-Solutions Architecture, Chainalysis

10:30am–10:45am Break

10:45am – 11:30am The Future of Cyber Security: A Student Led Demonstration
Hanul (Sky) Park: Judy Genshaft Honors College;  Frank Brown: High School Intern.

11:30am – 12:30pm Business Email Compromise
Jeff Birnbach, Senior Partner, Managing Director, Sylint

12:30pm – 1:30pm Hosted Boxed Lunch

1:30pm – 2:30pm INTERCEPT Child Exploitation Task Force
SSA Dave Loerzel, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
Lt. Wade Williams, Collier County Sheriff's Office

2:30pm – 3:30pm Artificial Intelligence in Fraud
Matthew Van Buskirk, Co-Founder & CEO, Hummingbird Regtech

3:30pm – 3:45pm Closing Remarks