Topic: Financial crime investigations by the Cyber Fraud Task Forces (CFTFs) and current fraud trends
Speaker: Special Agent in Charge Torey Green of the Birmingham Field Office
Topic Description: Special agent Torey Green will discuss the new merged network of task forces, known as Cyber Fraud Task Forces (CFTFs), which detect, prevent and root out cyber-enabled financial crimes with the aim to improve the coordination, sharing of expertise and resources, and dissemination of best practices for all its core investigations of financially-motivated cybercrime. In today’s environment, no longer can investigators effectively pursue a financial or cybercrime investigation without understanding both the financial and internet sectors, as well as the technologies and institutions that power each industry. Nearly all Secret Service investigations make use of digital evidence, and the greater technological sophistication by bad actors has led to a proliferation of blended cyber-enabled financial crimes.