A New Fraud Risk Plan for a New Normal

October 27, 2020
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Live Virtual Training: A New Fraud Risk Plan for a New Normal.

October 27th, 2020

8:00am - 12:00pm CST

Registration Ends: Thursday 10/22/2020 

To support our chapter members in training and CPEs, the Greater Kansas City Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners is pleased to announce a live virtual training event for the 2020 Fall Workshop, A New Fraud Risk Plan for a New Normal for 4 hours CPE.

For those who join our local chapter as a due's paying member (click here to join!) you will be able to register for our discounted member rates!

*Due to the nature of this event all registrations will need to be paid by credit card prior to the event. Cash and Check payments will be resumed at our next in-person meeting. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to [email protected]

*Note, on Friday 10/23/2020, an email will be sent with instructions on how to join the live virtual training and to test your machine/browser. 

*Note, CPE will be sent out within 10 business days after the completion of the training.

*Note, we have recently updated our payment portal to improve system reliability. You will no longer be redirected to the PayPal website and instead will complete all transactions within KC-ACFE.org. 

During this presentation, the following topics will be covered:

The pandemic has changed the fraud threat landscape. Organizations need to adapt their fraud risk mitigation programs to adjust to the new landscape. An effective anti-fraud program begins with proactive steps like establishing a solid anti-fraud governance structure and conducting a thorough fraud risk assessment. But it also needs to include reactive components that respond to cyber threats and execute timely investigations when controls fail. This session will cover the proactive and reactive steps organizations need to take to be better prepared for a new fraud landscape.

The course will be a combination of lecture, exercise and an examination of both well-known fraud cases and the instructor’s personal fraud cases.

  • Be familiar with the Anti-Fraud Playbook and how to apply leading guidance for fraud risk management programs
  • Know the steps of how to conduct a thorough fraud risk assessment
  • Be able to “think like a fraudster” to identify new and emerging fraud threats
  • Understand the value of cyber threat intelligence and how to leverage it within an anti-fraud program
  • Be prepared to manage effective investigations when suspected fraud events occur


About Our Guest Speaker:

James Ruotolo, Senior Manager
Fraud & Financial Crimes, Grant Thorton

James Ruotolo works at Grant Thornton Public Sector LLC as a Fraud Risk senior manager. In this role, he helps build the firm’s Fraud and Financial Crimes practice capabilities. Ruotolo brings more than 20 years of experience in helping public- and private-sector organizations build effective antifraud and financial crimes programs using advanced analytics. He has extensive experience developing and managing fraud detection and regulatory compliance solutions across all major industries – and specializes in artificial intelligence-driven fraud, regulatory compliance and security analytics.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton Public Sector, Ruotolo served as senior director of Product Management and Product Marketing in the Fraud and Security Intelligence division at SAS. He managed a portfolio of products for fraud detection, AML compliance, intelligence management and cybersecurity in several industries, including banking, insurance, government and healthcare. Before that, Ruotolo held several leadership roles in investigation and intelligence operations at a large U.S. insurance and financial service company.

Ruotolo is a certified fraud examiner and serves on the board of directors for the non-profit Identity Theft Resource Center. He holds two patents for fraud detection models and is a frequent author and speaker on fraud analytics technology. Ruotolo received a master’s degree in economic crime management and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Utica College.

We hope to see you there!



$25.00 KC ACFE Member

$25.00 Des Moines ACFE Member

$45.00 Guest