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  • Event date: start Sep 16, 2020, 12:00 AM - end Oct 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

    Can a system or software be responsible for fraud?

  • Event date: start Feb 24, 2020 - end Mar 24, 2020

    Recently, I spoke about fraud at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for their investigators.

  • Event date: start Jul 1, 2019, 12:00 AM - end Jul 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

    Can You Teach Ethical Behavior?

  • Event date: start Jun 26, 2019, 12:00 AM - end Aug 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

    Top-Rated Speaker Awarded to Mary Breslin

  • Event date: start Mar 20, 2019, 12:00 AM - end Apr 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

    We spend a lot of time discussing the psychology and motivations of the fraudsters, but we spend less time discussing how it makes the person who trusted the fraudster feel. Do they feel angry?

  • Event date: start Feb 4, 2019 - end Feb 5, 2019

    Reporting and KPIs that focus only on success factors, and do not highlight the counterbalance or negative aspect of the same results, may create both pressure and opportunity for fraud. Think of a bank that only measures loan growth and not...

  • Event date: start Sep 19, 2018, 12:00 AM - end Sep 19, 2018, 1:00 AM

    Years ago, I called my sister who was a journalist specializing in health and nutrition for a woman’s magazine, which she now runs, to ask her advice about the…

  • Event date: start Mar 31, 2018, 12:00 AM - end Mar 31, 2018, 1:00 AM

    I’ve had a lot of professional nicknames over the years. “Scary Mary” was popular for quite some time, but more recently people have called me “Nancy” as in Negative Nancy. I don’t think I’m negative...

  • Event date: start Nov 14, 2016, 12:00 AM - end Mar 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

    In light of International Fraud Awareness Week, I wanted to take a look at why fraud awareness in every organization needs to specifically define what fraud is for your organization.

  • Event date: start Jun 6, 2016, 12:00 AM - end Mar 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

    When I was a teenager my mother was diagnosed with cancer and died two years later after battling the disease.

  • Event date: start May 3, 2016, 12:00 AM - end Mar 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

    Other than spiders, one of my greatest fears is hearing that I taught someone to commit fraud.

  • Event date: start Apr 5, 2016, 12:00 AM - end Apr 5, 2016, 1:00 AM

    Last week I taught a course on leveraging data analytics to detect fraud. I love teaching fraud courses and have had a decade-and-a-half love affair with data analytics — specifically what a mature...

  • Event date: start Mar 1, 2016, 12:00 AM - end Mar 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

    Organizations with highly unethical cultures, such as Enron, do not happen overnight; it’s often a series of incremental changes. Many of you have heard the story of the frog and boiling pot...

  • Event date: start Jul 22, 2015, 12:00 AM - end Mar 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

    Sometimes stopping a fraud and terminating an employee are all you can do. Even though those are two accomplishments in themselves, they can leave you wondering, “What do I do when the authorities are not interested in criminally prosecuting an internal fraud?”

  • Event date: start May 5, 2015, 12:00 AM - end Mar 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

    I was recently asked to write a book on global corruption from an audit perspective.

  • Event date: start Feb 15, 2015, 12:00 AM - end Mar 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

    When we talk about fraud detection, we speak the language of red flags — and red flags come in many forms.

  • Event date: start Jan 15, 2015, 12:00 AM - end Mar 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

    I sat in front of my boss, the general counsel for the organization I worked for, waiting for our meeting to begin.

  • Event date: start Dec 22, 2014 - end Mar 15, 2020

    I recently returned from Jordan where I conducted a data analytics training for an internal audit banking group.