Interac - Fraud Conference 2019

Interac Risk and Cybercrime Conference 2019

IMPORTANT: Due to unexpected renovation delays at the Inn at Laurel Point, the conference will now be held at the Hotel Grand Pacific (463 Belleville St., Victoria, BC, V8V 1X3), only a couple of blocks away from the original venue. If you’ve already made your hotel reservation at the Inn at Laurel Point, it has been transferred to the Hotel Grand Pacific and you will receive an email confirmation. If you have not yet made your hotel reservation, please call 1-800-663-7550 or email The same hotel pricing will apply.

Hotel Grand Pacific


Date: Wednesday, April 24 - April 25, 2019

Hotel Grand Pacific
463 Belleville St.
Victoria, BC, V8V 1X3
(250) 386-0450

Early bird registration fee effective January 7th-March 3rd, 2019: $300 + tax
Registration fee as of March 4th, 2019: $395 + tax

Breakfast and lunch included both days

Networking event to be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 following wrap up of day one. Appetizers and drinks will be served.

** Please note our room block at the hotel is now fully booked. There may still be rooms available at the hotel, but rates may be slightly higher than our group rate. You may call 1-800-663-7550 or email to book your hotel room. Please reference the Interac Risk & Cybercrime Conference when booking.



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Time Speaker Details
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
8:00 - 9:00 am   Registration & Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 am Terri O’Brien
Chief Risk Officer,
Interac Corp.
Terri O’Brien
Opening Remarks
9:15 – 10:15 am Ofer Mizrach
Cross-Institutional Fraud: Fraud Trends and Mitigation Strategies

As fraudsters become increasingly complex, we are seeing the growth of fraud specialists and a fraud-as-a-service underground economy. What this means is that fraudsters are using increasingly advanced techniques to commit fraud at multiple similar financial institutions while also relying on fraud-supporting service infrastructure that may be leveraged by multiple fraudsters. By leveraging ThreatMetrix's Global Identity Network and Consortium information sharing platform, we are able to observe the development and cross-contamination of fraud across firms and across industries to improve responses to new and novel fraud.
10:15 - 10:35 am   Break
10:35 - 12:35 pm Cpl. Aaron Gilkes
Computer Forensics Investigator
Surrey RCMP

Cpl. Aaron Gilkes
Marc-Étienne Léveillé
Malware Researcher

Marc-Étienne Léveillé
Behind Canadian Mobile Payment Phishing Campaigns

We have all received phishing text messages promising tax refunds, utility payment credits or e-transfers from unknown sources. We tracked some of these messages coming from Canadian phone numbers and analysed the sites they lead to. They use web pages and domain names similar to large Canadian institutions to lure victims in typing their personal information in fake forms. Who sent those text messages? What happens when we click on the links? We’ll try to answer some of these questions and take you through an actual investigation, highlighting the positive results of collaboration between private sector, financial institutions and law enforcement.
12:35 - 1:45 pm   Lunch
1:45 - 2:45 pm Dt./Cst. Kenrick Bagnall
Intelligence Services & Computer Cyber Crime
Toronto Police Service
The Cybersecurity Mindset – Cybercrime Risk Assessment, Mitigation and Response

With Billions being spent globally on Cybersecurity each year, breaches of various magnitudes are still taking place at an alarming rate. From phishing scams to targeted attacks, cyber threats loom over us keeping, business, technology and financial services professionals up at night. Effective action starts with the appropriate mindset, especially when it comes to determining your risk factors for becoming a victim of cybercrime. This presentation will examine cyber threat considerations, key components that should be in every cyber incident response plan and how law enforcement can use your mitigation efforts to assist with attribution.
2:45 - 3:00 pm   Break
3:00 - 3:30 pm Emily Bell
Emily Bell
Mind the Gap: Addressing the Talent Shortage in Cybersecurity
The cybersecurity talent shortage is growing every day. Good tech talent is scarce and there is a growing need for professionals with proper training and certifications as well as strong people skills. Recent polls suggest that there will be as many as 3.5 million unfilled positions in the industry by 2021. Talent and leadership expert, Emily Bell, will take us through emerging recruitment trends, examine the risks associated with hiring the wrong people, and share some trade secrets for attracting and developing top cybersecurity talent to protect your business and it’s future growth.
3:30 - 4:30 pm Robert Fodor
Chief Data Scientist & VP, Fraud Risk
Interac Corp.
Robert Fodor
Interac Fraud Update

Robert will provide a general fraud update for all of Interac’s products.
5:30 - 8:30 pm   Networking Event – Bard & Banker (1022 Government St.)
Thursday, April 25th, 2019
8:30 - 9:00 am   Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 pm Joseph Lau, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security
Joseph Lau
Introduction to the Cyber Centre & National Cyber Threat Assessment
The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre) is the Government of Canada’s authority on cyber security. As part of the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), the Cyber Centre brings over 70 years of experience protecting Canada’s most sensitive information and networks. In line with the June 2018 National Cyber Security Strategy, the Cyber Centre was created to be a source of trusted, expert cyber security advice and guidance for government, industry partners such as critical infrastructure owners and operators, and for the Canadian public. This National Cyber Threat Assessment describes our view of the current cyber threat environment facing Canada and Canadians. The intent of this assessment is to ensure that as cyber threat actors pursue new ways to use the Internet and connected devices for malicious purposes, Canadians are well informed of the cyber threats facing our country.
10:00 - 10:30 am Eric Rae, Senior Manager, Technology Risk Consulting Group, KPGM
Blockchain: From a Technical and Business Value Perspective

The Blockchain offers a decentralised register of ownership by securely recording every transaction in the system. This technology has been in place for a while through crypto-currencies like BitCoin. But the potential for this decentralised register goes beyond this use. There is a potential to revolutionize the security of ownership for an enormous range of high value transactions. During this presentation KPMG will discuss the technical aspects of how Blockchains work, the current uses of Blockchaining and the potential opportunities from a customer, technology, financial services, regulatory and payment perspective.
10:30 - 10:50 am   Break
10:50 - 11:50 am Adan Lopez Sanchez,Cybersecurity Consultant
Digital Currencies: The New Target
Digital currencies have created a great opportunity to introduce new and creative business models that rely on blockchain. The proliferation of digital currencies e.g. BitCoin are allowing this technology to become widely available and accepted by businesses around the world as a method of payment for products or services. Decentralization and transaction transparency in blockchain are touted as the main benefits of digital currencies, however, wallet anonymity or lack of identity introduces risk and opportunity for abuse. In this talk we will review some of the popular digital currencies, their use, risks, and how they are abused to conduct illicit activities in the real and digital worlds.
11:50 - 1:00 pm   Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm Dina Kamal
Partner, Risk Artificial Intelligence Leader
Dina Kamal
Nisal Samarakkody, Senior Manager, Omnia, Deloitte Canada’s AI Practice
Tackling Cyber-enabled fraud. What does it take?

The pressure to tackle financial crime, especially cyber-enabled fraud has never been greater. Using digital technologies, criminals are perpetrating increasingly sophisticated financial crimes across channels, geographies, and industries. As criminal methodologies evolve, new technologies heighten customer expectations, and new regulations raise the cost of compliance, it is getting increasingly complex to manage financial crime risks. To avoid falling behind, financial institutions need to reconsider their approach to mitigating financial crime.
This presentation will offer recent threat landscape on cyber-enabled fraud globally building on Deloitte’s global threat intelligence network and provide a pragmatic approach to tackling these threats.
2:00 - 3:00 pm Martin Hurst
Sergeant (WSE)
Metro Vancouver Transit Police
Martin Hurst
Reputation Management: The Impact of Social Media

Social Media is a commanding tool for communications, intelligence, and investigations. Regrettably, it is also heavily exploited by those either seeking to do harm or others failing to understanding the consequences of boundary blurring between personal and professional activities. This dynamic session should prompt attendees to ensure that their personal use privacy measures are up to date for the following platforms: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Attendees will learn strategies to reduce risk regarding information leaks and personal reputation management. Attendees will be provided with an E-Booklet of the covered protection strategies in this session.
3:00 - 3:20 pm   Break
3:20 - 4:20 pm Martin Hurst
Sergeant (WSE)
Metro Vancouver Transit Police
Reputation Management: The Impact of Social Media (Cont’d).
4:20 - 4:30 pm   Closing Remarks

**Agenda is subject to change.**


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