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ACCA USA and Pace University to Convene Cybercrime Symposium
[February 04, 2013]

ACCA USA and Pace University to Convene Cybercrime Symposium

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--

ACCA USA, the US arm of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, today announced it will hold a cybercrime symposium and panel discussion on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at New York's Pace University. The event, "Cybercrime in the World Today 2013," is being offered free of charge.

The event will include a networking breakfast reception followed by a panel discussion of subject matter experts. Results of original skimmer fraud research will be previewed, along with results of a global cybercrime survey of some 2000 financial professionals.

"Every one of us has had second thoughts about using our credit cards for Internet purchases or our debit cards at ATMs, and most of us know someone who has been a victim of one form of cybercrime or another," said Warner Johnston, Head of ACCA USA. "Our convening of this free symposium and sponsorship of the skimmer fraud research is part of ACCA's commitment to providing new bodies of knowledge on myriad topics helpful to businesses across the globe."

ACCA has commissioned Pace University to conduct original research in the specialized area of skimmer fraud in order to provide business leaders and law enforcement officials with a clearer understanding of the technologies, methods and origins behind this widespread form of cybercrime. Some of the world's largest accounting firms, banks and credit card companies, as well as law enforcement organizations in the US and Europe,are working with Pace University's researchers to provide insight and data.

To help debate the causes of and solutions for combatting skimmer fraud, ACCA USA has assembled a distinguished panel of experts:

  • Kelly Bissell - Principal, Deloitte (News - Alert) & Touche LLP
  • Helen Brand - ACCA CEO
  • Dr. Darren Hayes - Computer Information Systems Chair/Assistant Professor at Pace University
  • Joe Leonard - Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Christopher Novak - Co-founder of the Verizon (News - Alert) Business Investigative Response Unit
  • David Szuchman - Manhattan District Attorney and Chief of the Investigative Division

Stephen Friedman, Pace University President, will provide opening remarks and the panel will be introduced by Cy Vance, Manhattan District Attorney. Paul Mahon, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the US Secret Service New York Field Office, will serve as moderator.

The "Cybercrime in the World Today 2013" event will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 8:00 a.m., EST, at Pace University's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, located at 3 Spruce Street in lower Manhattan.

For further information and to register online, visit Cybercrime in the World Today 2013.

About ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants with 154,000 members and 432,000 students in 170 countries worldwide. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. We work through a network of over 80 offices and centres and more than 8,400 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development.

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