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26th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference


The 26th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference will be the largest anti-fraud event in the world — connecting you with experts, resources and information to help you stay competitive in this rapidly evolving industry. Join us June 14-19 in Baltimore and experience for yourself why this is the most important yearly event for anti-fraud professionals.

Keynoters include Brian Krebs, cybersecurity journalist and creator of the acclaimed "Krebs on Security" blog; Leslie R. Caldwell, assistant U.S. attorney general for the Department of Justice's Criminal Division; Lesley Stahl, broadcast journalist and co-editor of "60 Minutes"; and James T. Reese, Ph.D., former FBI criminal profiler.

Brian Krebs, cybersecurity journalist

From the "control room" in his Virginia home, Brian Krebs is exposing some of the world's largest data breaches and the hackers who caused them. This former Washington Post journalist now reports independently for his cybersecurity blog, Krebs on Security.

On Dec. 18, 2014, he broke the story that credit and debit card accounts stolen in a massive data breach at Target had been flooding underground black markets. On Dec. 19 of last year Target confirmed to him that cybercriminals had stolen more than 40 million debit and credit cards from the retailer's stores throughout the U.S.

He also was the first to break the news of major data breaches at other retailers, including Sally Beauty, P.F. Chang's, Dairy Queen, Jimmy John's, Goodwill, Home Depot and Kmart.

Before exposing the Target hack, Krebs was possibly best known for his Washington Post investigative articles that eventually resulted in the demise of several Internet service providers that probably catered primarily to cybercriminals.

"The Internet has brought tremendous societal benefits, but it also has made it insanely easy for thieves and scoundrels to profit by hurting other people," Krebs said in a Fraud Magazine interview. "The more light we can shine on these ne'er-do-wells, the harder it becomes for them to get away with it."

Krebs is the author of the bestseller book, "Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime."

Leslie Caldwell, assistant U.S. attorney general for the Department of Justice's Criminal Division

Leslie R. Caldwell, assistant U.S. attorney general for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, has dedicated most of her professional career to handling federal criminal cases — both as a prosecutor and as defense counsel. (Read the cover article.)

From 2002 to 2004, she was the director of the Justice Department's Enron Task Force. She was the chief of the Criminal Division and the chief of the Securities Fraud Section at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California from 1999 to 2002.

During her time at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York from 1987 to 1998, she was senior trial counsel for the Business & Securities Fraud Section and chief of the Violent Criminal Enterprises Section.

For her work on the Enron Task Force, Caldwell received the Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service. She's also the recipient of the Attorney General's John Marshall Award for Trial of Litigation and the Attorney General's Award for Fraud Prevention.

Prior to joining the Criminal Division, Caldwell was a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, a position she held since 2004. From 2004 to 2009, Caldwell was co-chair of the firm's Corporate Investigations and White Collar Practice Group. 

Leslie Stahl, broadcast journalist and co-editor of "60 Minutes"

Lesley Stahl has been a "60 Minutes" correspondent since March 1991. She won an Emmy for her interview of then-Hewlett-Packard head Patricia Dunn. Her other exclusive "60 Minutes" interviews include former Bush administration officials Paul O'Neill and Richard Clarke, and Nancy Pelosi before she became the first female Speaker of the House.

Prior to joining "60 Minutes," Stahl was the CBS News White House correspondent. Her reports appeared frequently on the "CBS Evening News." During much of that time, she was the moderator on "Face the Nations," CBS News' Sunday public-affair broadcast.

She has a collection of Emmy Awards for her interviews, including for "60 Minutes" reports on former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler's battle with the tobacco industry and on Iraqi citizens — mostly children —who suffered the effects of the United Nations sanctions against Iraq. She also received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2003.

James T. Reese, Ph.D., former criminal profiler

A favorite motivational speaker at previous ACFE Global Fraud Conferences, James T. Reese is an internationally known author and trainer in stress management, leadership, workplace violence and motivation.

He has addressed the National Executive Institute for more than two decades and had been on the faculty of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, the Institute for the Advanced Study of Crisis and Disaster Management, the FBI Academy and more.

Reese was a pioneer criminal profiler with the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit. He worked with the cast of the movie, "Silence of the Lambs" and is often quoted on the TV series, "Criminal Minds."

He has received the FBI Director's Award for Distinguished Services, the U.S. Department of Justice Award for Excellence and the Speakers Medal from the World Congress on Stress, Trauma and Coping.

"What good is winning in the battlefields if we defeat the very essence of our souls while we do it?" Reese said at a previous ACFE Annual Global Fraud Conference. "If we cause personal destruction, if we take our families down, they won't love your job like you do. This job makes you a living; it's the wisdom that makes a life. I want you to be wise as well as intelligent. I want you to take yourself to the next level. You can do that."


Customize your learning by choosing from 13 parallel educational tracks with more than 70 sessions, optional pre- and post-conference educational sessions, advanced-level options and interactive panel discussions all led by industry experts from the world's top organizations. New practitioners and experienced professionals will find opportunities to enhance their knowledge, expand capabilities and learn new skills.


The ACFE Global Fraud Conference will feature the Career Connection, the place for anti-fraud employers and job seekers to connect and provide an edge in this highly competitive profession.

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