More than one year into the global Covid pandemic Cybersecurity and Financial Crime are - like never before - now truly at the top of the agenda for every corporation and CEO. Organisations such as the World Economic Forum and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) have pointed to the extraordinary increase in cyber attacks and money laundering – all under the cover of the pandemic.
And while the global crisis has accelerated technological adoption it has exposed cyber vulnerabilities, many associated with Working From Home protocols and astonishingly in many cases corporate unpreparedness. The pandemic has also served to further exacerbate tech inequalities within societies and between societies.
IFPC is a collegial platform where experts can a build a network and grow a community that together can address our cyber readiness and our response to financial crime – under one roof, as it were. The importance of such a network has been highlighted by the exponential rise in cyber events and financial crime activity, affecting organisations at all levels. Indeed increasingly the convergence of cybersecurity, fraud per se and financial/economic crime is gathering pace at such a rate that it is now very difficult to say where one discipline begins and the other ends. That is why it is increasingly important that banks, financial institutions, utilities, tech companies and corporations built multi-disciplinary teams working together to fight cyber crime and financial crime. Just like any other strategic societal challenge, cybersecurity and financial cannot be addressed in silos – which sadly still exist in so many entities.
Now is the time elevate cybersecurity and financial crime compliance – together - as a strategic business issues within organisations and develop partnerships between industries, business leaders, regulators and policymakers We hope this is a conversation that can begin at IFPC2021, particularly around the importance of Public Private Partnerships between law enforcement, governing agencies and the private sector. That is certainly the case in fighting money laundering and economic crime. But PPPs also play a role in fighting bad actors in the cyber space. Only two years ago major cyber attacks were big news, rare events even. Today they are everyday occurrences and no longer attract big headlines – but the losses involved are staggering.
The far-reaching cybersecurity breaches of 2020, culminating in the widespread Solarwinds espionage event by a State actor on the United States, were a reminder to decision-makers around the world of the heightened importance of cybersecurity. Society has been conditioned to police actions being a deterrent to crime in the first instance; and where that does not succeed society expects police actions to detect those responsible.
In the cyber crime and fincrime worlds this is no longer the case. Few cases are detected; the money lost is often lost forever; and the bad actors – State and criminal – face few sanctions. What is certainly true is something has to change – and soon. Governments cannot afford for societies to lose faith in the authorities’ ability to take organised crime and money launderers in the cyber space. These are all matters that we will discuss in depth at IFPC2021 as we focus on the use technology, AI, risk based approaches and policing methods to turn the tide.
We will hear from some of the world’s leading law enforcement officials, fincrime experts and policymakers in a collegial forum where policy and actions can be shaped.
And what a stellar line up of leading international decision makers we have in store for you:
Our host for the congress is my co-director, the multi-award winning broadcaster and author Paul Williams, who has the uncanny ability to cut to the core of any issue.
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, which is shaping up to be our biggest and best convention to date. On March 11, 2020 we pioneered what was a hybrid event as we hosted two of our speakers virtually - NYPD Chief of Department Terry Monahan from New York City and Cyber Israel’s Karine bin Simhon live from their HQ in Be’er Sheva in the Negev Desert. It also turned out to be the last major live event in Dublin in 2020!
This year we are going fully virtual with our cutting edge conferencing platform that we’ve built for the congress which we will host live from the state-of-the-art Egg Greenscreen Studio in central Dublin. Just as important as the rich content you’ll hear at IFPC2021 are the connections you’ll make. Make sure to reach out to fellow delegates at the conference using the various tools on the event platform.
On behalf of everyone at IFPC2021 we would like to sincerely thank our partners in this year’s event, NICE Actimize, Deloitte, Skopenow and Red Sift – some of the top and most trusted global brands in the FinCrime and Cyber space. Here's to a great convention and growing a CyberSec and FinCrime community – and good business opportunities. I look forward to welcoming you personally on April 21.
IFPC2021 | Cybersecurity & FinCrime
09:00 (GMT+1) Opening Address
09:15 Intro and Welcome - Paul Williams MC
09:30 Deirdre Carwood
Global Head of Investigations and Crisis Management, Deloitte
09:35 Sir Rob Wainwright
Senior Partner, Deloitte
09:50 Louise Byrne
Partner, A&L Goodbody
10:00 Pat Lordan
Head of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau
10:10 Brian Hayes
Executive Committee Member - EBF
10:20 Panel Discussion
11:05 Keynote Address:
“The Permanent Eye of Vigilance – Combating Fraud, Money Laundering and Terrorism Finance”
Derville Rowland, Director General Financial Conduct, Central Bank of Ireland
11:25 John Buzzard
Subject Matter Expert, Fraud | NICE Actimize
11:45 Jon Malone
General Manager AML, Fraud and Identity, Equifax
11:55 Panel Discussion
Moderated by Adrian Weckler. With John Buzzard, Jon Malone, Mike Murnane (VP, Program Owner of Fraud and Security products at Mastercard) and Federica Taccogna (Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting)
12:15 Lunch Break
13:00 Welcome Back
Paul Williams MC
13:05 Keynote Address
Claire Loftus, Director of Public Prosecutions Ireland
13:20 "How Organised FinCrime Fighters can Tackle Organised Financial Crime"
James Treacy, Publisher of StubbsGazette and Co-Founder AML Intelligence
13:30 "Using Technology to Fight Fraud at Scale"
Rob Douglas, CEO and Co-founder Skopenow
13:40 "Financial Privacy and the Fight Against Financial Crime"
John Cusack, Chairperson, Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime
13:50 "Why Are We Losing the Battle Against Financial Crime?"
Federica Taccogna, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
14:00 Panel Discussion
Moderated by Paul Williams
14:20 Welcome Back
Stephen Rae, Chair, IFPC2021
14:20 Keynote Address
Margaritis Schinas, Vice President European Commission
14:40 Billy Kelleher
MEP, Rapporteur on DORA, European Parliament
Q&A with Stephen Rae
15:05 Keynote Address:
“New Threats, New Thinking”
Stephen Kavanagh, Executive Director of Police Services at INTERPOL
Q&A with Paul Williams
15:30 DORA: Bigger, better, faster, stronger
Rois Ni Thuama PhD, Head of Cyber Governance, Red Sift
15:40 Prof. Ciaran Martin
ex CEO, National Cyber Security Centre, UK; Strategic Advisor, NATO
15:50 Det. Chief Paul Cleary
Commander, Cyber Crime Bureau, AGS Ireland
16:10 Panel Discussion
Moderated by Jackie King, Executive Director, IBEC. With John Randles (CEO, Siren), Ciaran Martin, Rois Ni Thuama, Donna O'Shea (Chair of Cyber Security, CIT) and Paul Cleary
16:30 Keynote Address
US Assistant Attorney General for National Security, John Demers
AAG John Demers with IFPC2021 Chair Stephen Rae
17:00 Closing Address
James Essig, Chief of Detectives, NYPD
17:15 Closing Remarks
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