Originally Presented: April 30, 2013
This session provides a revealing ‘walk-through’ of the inner workings of today’s organized financial crime enterprise. It illustrates how these virtual, viral and technologically-savvy organizations mimic the sophistication and best practices of the most progressive 21st century business models. Don’t miss this rare glimpse inside the latest financial crime schemes.
- Understanding why cybercrime has skyrocketed as a financial crime threat
- Identifying methods by which cybercriminals infiltrate financial institutions and hijack bank accounts
- Adopting best practices for “defense in-depth” or “layered security” to help banks protect against modern day financial crimes
Financial Crimes Consultant and Attorney
Assistant Director, FBI (retired)
former Global Security Director, Bank of America
Chris Swecker has more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement, national security, legal, and corporate security/risk management. Chris served 24 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) before retiring as one of the bureau’s top officials. As Assistant Director, Chris was responsible for eight FBI divisions encompassing more than half of the FBI’s total resources. He led all FBI criminal investigations including money laundering, organized crime/drug trafficking and financial crime matters; established and led several crime focused national task forces; and testified before Congress on numerous financial crime issues such as identity theft, crimes against children, mortgage fraud, human trafficking, financial crimes, information privacy and data compromise, crimes on the Internet, drug trafficking and gangs. Swecker received the prestigious Presidential Rank Award for his service in Iraq and as Special Agent in Charge of the NC Office. He has appeared as a guest on numerous media programs including CNN, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Chris is a frequent public speaker on financial crimes, money laundering and cyber crimes.
Brendan Brothers is a co-founder of Verafin, a leading provider of cloud-based fraud detection and anti-money laundering software with more than 1300 financial institution customers across North America.
Brendan is a computer engineer with specialized knowledge and deep expertise in advanced analytics.
He is widely recognized as an anti-financial crime subject matter expert and is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and events. Brendan is also the principal presenter for Verafin’s thought leadership webinar series on emerging industry topics in the area of anti-money laundering and fraud detection.