International Fraud Prevention Conference 2021

Fighting Fraud through Technology & Collaboration

A multi-sectoral model to combat fraud


Welcome to International Fraud Prevention Conference 2021. Cyber Security and fraud are top of the risk agenda for every corporation and CEO. The losses involved in a Cyber Security incident - in terms of not only monetary quantum but also reputation - are potentially huge and long-lasting.

The objective of the International Fraud Prevention Conference is to build a community with the common goal of fighting fraud in all its manifestations.

The convention is a space featuring cutting edge content where you will hear from and meet top international speakers and panellists. Just as importantly IFPC2021 is one of Europe's major business networking events where senior executives and decision makers can connect and discuss mutual issues and interests. You will hear about the latest threats, innovations and solutions in the fraud prevention world.

Many of you live and breathe cyber - whether in tech, financial services, government, law enforcement or utilities - and preventing and confronting a breach is your business. At IFPC2021 you will have the opportunity to network with other like-minded industry leaders and build new connections.

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Cyber is our main theme again in 2021. In January '20 we read about how Travelex was reduced to using pen and paper to record transactions because of a ransomware attack where the cyber criminals were demanding $3M. Also in January '20 a major US company was forced to go to Dublin's High Court after being blackmailed by hackers seeking $6M. It has been an inauspicious start to 2021 but it has clearly put Cyber Security measures centre stage.

We will also be discussing your company's AML and ABAC measures as well as the well known requirement for consistent Reputation Management stress testing.

We are in the business of connecting people and I am glad to report that again this year we have a very high calibre of speakers, with more international experts being added every week.

Our main moderator will be my co-director, the broadcaster and author Paul Williams. I would also like to thank one of Ireland's early anti-fraud pioneers, co-director James Treacy of Stubbs Gazette for his drive in helping organise IFPC2021.

Cyber and fraud prevention are complex issues that are easier to prevent and control when we work together. The connections you make at this conference, whether you are Big Tech, a major financial institution, a start up or in law enforcement will help your preparedness, ability to innovate and introduce the most advanced cyber tech measures.

If you would like to exhibit or sponsor please reach out to my colleague, James Treacy at

Earlier I mentioned the importance of having a strong industry B2B networking convention. Of course there is nowhere better than the city of Dublin for such a platform. The capital of Ireland is home to the European headquarters of many of the world's largest tech companies. Ireland itself is home to more than 30pc of all EU data with more than 6,500 people employed in the cyber security sector alone. As our Irish delegates and those who have visited before will tell you, Dublin is also the European Headquarters of Networking! But of course times are different right now. That is why we have invested in a best in class conference platform to ensure you don't miss out on B2B networking!

Here's to a great convention and good business opportunities.

I look forward to welcoming you at our next conference on April 21 next.

Stephen Rae
International Fraud Prevention Conference

“Tackling and preventing fraud is of crucial importance to the State and to the wider international community. I strongly support the emphasis that this conference places on the need for collaboration and cooperation between agencies and organisations as a means of combating fraud.”
- Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Justice and Law Reform.

“Financial crime is a trillion dollar stay awake issue.”
- Deirdre Carwood, Forensic Partner, Deloitte.

“The answer to this is sitting in this room, it’s going to be working together, it’s going to be the networking.”
- Dermot F. Shea, Commissioner, NYPD.

The International Fraud Prevention Conference 2020 brings together the international and local experts to discover solutions to the complex problem of fraud and cybercrime through technology, collaboration and insights.


International Fraud Prevention Conference - March 11th 2020

Running Order

08:00 Registration/Networking

09:00 Opening Remarks

Session 1

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09:10 Official Opening
Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure

09:30 Keynote Address
The Hon. Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Ireland

09:50 Fraud Prevention in a Digitally Connected World
Mike Murnane, VP Mastercard

10:10 ATO Prevention & Investigations to Take Down Criminals
Mandeep Sandhu, Senior Investigator, SpyCloud

10:30 Keynote Speaker
Cyber Defences in the Era of State Actors & Criminal Enterprises

Ciaran Martin, CEO, National Cyber Security Centre

10:45 Panel
Tackling Financial Crime with Technology

Moderator: Adrian Weckler
Deirdre Carwood, Rob Leslie, Micah Willbrand

11:10 Keynote Speaker
Ian Drennan, Director, Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement

11:30 Coffee/Networking

Session 2

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11:45 Panel
What to do in the event of a Cyber Attack?

Moderator: Adrian Weckler
Ciaran Martin, Jacky Fox, Drew Perry

12:00 Keynote Speaker
Commander Karen Baxter, Economic Crime Co-Ordinator, National Police Chiefs Council UK

12:20 Panel
The importance of an Incident Response Plan

Moderator: Lorraine Higgins
Karen Baxter, Mandeep Sandhu, Dinos Kerigan-Kyrou

Insurance Fraud
Paul Williams in conversation with Pat McDonagh & Investigative Journalist Amy Molloy

12:45 SUITE 679
Workshop: ‘Taking on Organised Crime Gangs and their Crypto Currencies’
Jean Michel Verelst and Aidan Larkin

13:00 Lunch

Session 3

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14:00 Inside the Battle to Seize and Liquidate Crypto Currencies
Aidan Larkin, Wilsons Auctions

14:15 Pre-recorded Video Keynote
FinCrime and CyberSecurity – Perspectives from NYC

Chief Terence A. Monahan, Chief of Department, NYPD

14:30 Italian Mafia, Human Traffickers, Russian Oligarchs and North Korean Hackers – Anatomy of Modern Financial Crime
Federica Taccogna, FTI Consulting

14:45 Panel
The Next Wave of Financial Crime

Moderator: Laura Noonan
Federica Taccogna, Tim Harvey, James Treacy

15:10 Risk Management in an Increasingly Risky World
Micah Willbrand, Experian

15:25 Remote Video Link
Early Warnings and Fighting Imminent Cyber Attacks

Karine Ben Simhon, Israeli Cyber Directorate

15:40 Coffee/Networking

Session 4

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16:00 How Gardai are Responding to New Wave of Fin & Economic Crime
Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Lordan, Commander, Garda Economic Crime Bureau

16:15 Lessons from the Dark Side; Learning from Frauds/Fraudsters to protect Identity & Reputation
Rois Ni Thuama, Red Sift

16:30 EU Insights on International Collaboration in the Fight Against Fraud
Frank Cassidy, EuroJust

16:40 Panel
Day in the Life; Is Law Enforcement Fit for Purpose?

Moderator: Paul Williams
Frank Cassidy, Pat Lordan, Dr. Vivienne Mee

17:00 Ireland’s Cyber Cluster
Dr. Eoin Byrne, Cyber Ireland

17:05 Closing Remarks

18:15 ‘Cyber & Cocktails’ Networking Reception, Krystle, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

The workshop (12:45 in Suite 690) tells the story of how the Belgium Federal Government, via its Asset Management Office (Central Office for Seizure and Confiscation) dealt with the storage and sale of seized bitcoin. In a worlds first, they collaborated with the private sector and appointed a partner, via an EU wide procurement process, to conduct a global auction of the seized crypto assets on their behalf.

The crypto assets were confiscated from two brothers in the Belgian city of Antwerp who had been trading drugs on the Darknet. The latter is known to be a marketplace where goods ranging from legal and illegal items are sold. It has the characteristics of providing anonymity and the promise to find just about anything which has attracted its userbase.

We will look into the challenges and how they were overcome with inputs from COSC Director Jean-Michel Verelst and Aidan Larkin, Asset Recovery Director, Wilsons Auctions.

Location 2020

Croke Park, Jones' Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 3.

At the conference, our delegates will learn about:

  • Tackling financial crime with technology
  • What to do in the event of a cyber attack
  • The importance of an incident response plan

  • The next wave of financial crime
  • Law enforcement and whether it's fit for purpose
  • Consistent reputation management stress testing

Speakers 2020

Terence A. Monahan, International Fraud Prevention Conference, NYPD
 Terence A. Monahan
Chief Of Department, NYPD
Ciaran Martin, International Fraud Prevention Conference, National Cyber Security Centre
 Ciaran Martin
CEO, National Cyber Security Centre, UK
Karen Baxter, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Police Chiefs Council
 Karen Baxter
Commander, Economic Crime Co-ordinator, Police Chiefs Council, Uk.
Frank Clarke, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Chief Justice of Ireland
 Mr. Justice Frank Clarke
Chief Justice of Ireland
Ian Drennan, International Fraud Prevention Conference, ODCE
 Ian Drennan
Director, ODCE
Deirdre Carwood, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Deloitte
 Deirdre Carwood
Forensic Partner, Deloitte
Pashcal Donohoe, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Chief Justice of Ireland
 Paschal Donohoe
Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform
Micah Willbrand, International Fraud Prevention Conference
 Micah Willbrand
MD, Experian UK and Ireland Identify and Fraud
Mandeep Sandhu, International Fraud Prevention Conference, SpyCloud
 Mandeep Sandhu
Senior Investigator, SpyCloud EMEA
Dinos Kerigan-Kyrou, International Fraud Prevention Conference, NATO
 Dinos A. Kerigan-Kyrou
Cybersecurity Instructor, NATO DEEP, Partnership for Peace Consortium
Laura Noonan, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Financial Times
 Laura Noonan
US Banking Editor, Financial Times
Mike Murnane, International Fraud Prevention Conference
 Mike Murnane
Program Owner for Fraud and Security Products, Mastercard
Federica Taccogna, International Fraud Prevention Conference, FTI Consulting
 Federica Taccogna
Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
Aidan Larkin, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Wilsons Auction Group
 Aidan Larkin
Asset Recovery Director, Wilsons Auction Group
Rois Ni Thuama, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Red Sift
 Rois Ni Thuama
Head of Cyber Governance, Red Sift
Drew Perry, International Fraud Prevention Conference
 Drew Perry
Chief Cyber Analyst, ACP
Jean-Michel Verelst, International Fraud Prevention Conference
 Jean-Michel Verelst
Deputy King’s Prosecutor of Brussels
Pat Lordan, International Fraud Prevention Conference
 Pat Lordan
Head of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau
Lorraine Higgins, International Fraud Prevention Conference
 Lorraine Higgins
Chief Executive, Digital Business Ireland
Francis Cassidy, International Fraud Prevention Conference
 Francis Cassidy
National Member for Ireland, Eurojust
Pat McDonagh, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Supermacs
 Pat McDonagh
Managing Director, Supermacs
Tim Harvey, International Fraud Prevention Conference
 Tim Harvey
Global Head of Chapter Development, ACFE
Rachel Woolley, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Fenergo
 Rachel Woolley
Global Anti Money Laundering (AML) Manager at Fenergo
Dr. Eoin Byrne, International Fraud Prevention Conference
 Dr. Eoin Byrne
Cluster Manager, Cyber Ireland
Rob Leslie, International Fraud Prevention Conference
 Rob Leslie
Founder and CEO, Sedicii
Jacky Fox, International Fraud Prevention Conference
 Jacky Fox
MD, Accenture Security in Ireland
Amy Molloy, International Fraud Prevention Conference
 Amy Molloy
Public Affairs Correspondent
Adrian Weckler, International Fraud Prevention Conference
 Adrian Weckler
Technology Editor
Paul Williams, International Fraud Prevention Conference
 Paul Williams
Author, Broadcaster, Investigative Journalist
James Treacy, International Fraud Prevention Conference, StubbsGazette
 James Treacy
Publisher, StubbsGazette
Stephen Rae, International Fraud Prevention Conference
 Stephen Rae
Chairman, IFPC2020

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

The 2nd International Fraud Prevention Conference will attract professionals from around the world involved in identifying, detecting and preventing corporate fraud. This event offers you the opportunity to connect with decision makers and influencers in the anti-fraud world. There are a variety of exhibition and sponsorship options to achieve your sales and marketing goals.

Benefits of Sponsoring

  • Showcase Your Brand to 500+ Key Industry Professionals
  • Raise Your Brand Profile and Awareness
  • Be Seen as the Leading company in your sector
  • Increase Your Business in this sector
  • Align yourself with key business leaders
  • Brand exposure through Media Partners
  • Benefit with the market reach of all our visitors and the wider business community

Who Attends

500+ C-suite executives across banking, insurance, government services, technology, utilities and law enforcement. These attendees represent a diverse group of fraud prevention, detection and investigation roles.

Reserve Exhibit Space Today

For information on sponsoring or exhibiting, please email or call +353 1 672 5939.

Sponsors 2020

Deloitte, International Fraud Prevention Conference
Mastercard, International Fraud Prevention Conference
SpyCloud, International Fraud Prevention Conference
Experian, International Fraud Prevention Conference
Enterprise Ireland, International Fraud Prevention Conference
Newstalk, International Fraud Prevention Conference
Sunday Independent, International Fraud Prevention Conference
StubbsGazette, International Fraud Prevention Conference

Exhibitors 2020

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, International Fraud Prevention Conference
Red Sift, International Fraud Prevention Conference
VM Group, International Fraud Prevention Conference
Aquila, International Fraud Prevention Conference
3M, Science Applied To Life, International Fraud Prevention Conference
Property Registration Authority, International Fraud Prevention Conference
Altia ABM, International Fraud Prevention Conference
TopSec Cloud Solutions, International Fraud Prevention Conference
Wilsons Auctions, International Fraud Prevention Conference


"Well done. Great success."
- Kevin Dolan, Retired Detective Superintendent An Garda Siochana
"Excellent stuff Laura Wadding."
- Gemma Normile, Data Protection Officer at MetLife
"Was great to see Louise on Friday. Great event."
- Michael Rennie, Government Compliance Officer at Wilsons Auctions
"Delighted to be a speaker at this forward thinking event and in the company of financial crime prevention leaders."
#fraud #IFPC #deloittefinancialcrime
- Deirdre Carwood, Partner at Deloitte
"A really informative day with a great line up of speakers. The start of a collaborative journey for all."
- Aine O'Sullivan, Fraud Risk Officer at Bank Of Ireland
"Without doubt, the finest conference of its kind that I have attended. Congratulations to the key sponsors for the impressive line up. Two key takeaways, (1) prevention is key to your risk management strategy, an excellent analogy by Judge Nicholas Kearns couldn't have made it clearer, and (2) the importance of data in battling crime (both street crime and cyber crime) was driven home by the 'war' stories from leading law enforcement officials Patrick Lordan (Detective Chief Superintendent - Financial Intelligence Unit) and Dermot Shea (Chief of Detectives NYPD)."
- Rois Ni Thuama PhD, Head of Cyber Security Governance at Red Sift

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