Jul 16th 2012
Hello Friends - I am still writing that book on fraud in government! This one has taken me years to pull together because fraudsters are extremely creative and the stories just keep popping up – and I just keep adding them to the book! But, in case you don't want to read my whole self-study book on the subject later this year, I thought I'd refer you to several stories and resources you might be interested in checking out now: Here is an article I found interesting: University professor helps FBI crack $70 million cybercrime ring http://rockcenter.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/21/10792287-university-pro... In the article, they mention an FBI affiliated group called INFRAGUARD. For more on that group – whose mission is to protect government infrastructure from cybercrime – see http://www.infragard.net/ The professor in the article, has an interesting blog at: http://garwarner.blogspot.com/ His blog pointed me to this story: Did you hear about The State of Utah losing 720,000 citizen's personal data? Utah only has 2.8 million citizens! http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/54116598-78/health-data-information-st... And I got a lot out of this white paper on various cyber crimes by FirstData http://www.firstdata.com/downloads/thought-leadership/fraudtrends2010_wp... You might also want to look at the Association of Certified Fraud examiners proposed standards at: http://www.acfe.com/standards2012.aspx And this is one of my favorite lists of fraudster traits, in case you are hanging out with one, unawares :). Check out the section entitled "Red flags not to be missed" from this KPMG report: http://www.kpmg.com/UK/en/IssuesAndInsights/ArticlesPublications/Documen... Did you miss these entertaining movies about fraud. Use your Netflix to watch: The Informant starring Matt Damon Catch Me if You Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio The Smartest Guys in the Room about the Enron Scandal If you want to earn free CPE by serving as a tester for my upcoming self-study course on this subject entitled, "An Auditor's Responsibility for Fraud in the Government Environment," please let me know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Stay cool and stay alert!