CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FOR FRAUD FIGHTING PROFESSIONALS
OUR NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2017 LECTURE IS ‘SOCIAL ENGINEERING FRAUD’ FOR 2 CPE CREDITS!
CHAPTER OFFICERS FOR THE CHAPTER YEAR 2016 – 2017
Charles W. Lawver, CFE – President & Webmaster
Rumbi Bwerinofa – CFE – Vice – President
Marlyn Jones – CPA – Secretary – Treasurer
Jerry Hall – CFE – Training & Special Events Coordinator
November-December 2017 Message from Charles Lawver, 2017 Richmond Chapter President
PLEASE REGISTER AS A USER ON OUR CHAPTER’S WEBSITE!
Our Chapter website and supporting domain is http://www.cvacfes.com, so mark it as a favorite in your browser.
Please register as a user of the site. Open the MyAccount link at the top of the homepage and register by using your email address as the user name and a password of your choice. Make sure to make note of your password (if you do forget it, the new site has a feature that will allow you to set a new one).
This month’s lecture for Chapter Members
This month’s lecture is SOCIAL ENGINEERING FRAUD for two CPE credits.
There is no fraud, large or small, simple or complex, that does not contain, by definition, some elements of what, over the last several decades, has come to be called social engineering. The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as the act of manipulating people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. While like a confidence trick or simple fraud, the term typically applies to trickery or deception for information gathering, fraud, or computer system access; in most cases today the attacker never comes face-to-face with the victim. The same dictionary defines social as “of or pertaining to the life, welfare, and relations of human beings in a community.” It also defines engineering as “the art or science of making practical application of the knowledge of pure sciences, as physics or chemistry, as in the construction of engines, bridges, buildings, mines, ships, and chemical plants or skillful or artful contrivance; maneuvering.” The first step in protecting our clients from these types of sophisticated on and off-line attacks is education of ourselves as to their precise nature. Enjoy!
Our LinkedIn Page
We encourage all of you to check out the Chapter’s Linkedin page periodically for announcements about what’s going on with the Chapter and to leave any comments or posts by starting a discussion on the page…if you don’t have a Linkedin page, it’s easy to set one up for yourself (its free) and then select our ACFE group page to follow.
Also, we are asking all Chapter members to please follow our blog TheInnerAuditor. There you will find blog posts from myself and from guest posters. If any of you would like to share a guest post on any fraud related topic, please send the text to me at email@example.com and I’ll see that it gets published on the blog. So, please give us a look periodically at our Linkedin site and at our blog. As always, I look forward to speaking with any of you with comments or suggestions about how we can all make our Chapter stronger and better. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.”