Computer Systems Laboratory Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, November 5, 2003
NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B03

The New Forensics -- Corporate Fraud and the Discovery of Electronic Evidence

Joe Anastasi
Deloitte -- Forensics Investigations and Disputes Global Practice Leader
About the talk:

Corporate Fraud is alive and well -- and so is the business of investigating it.

Joe Anastasi, author of The New Forensics: Investigating Corporate Fraud and the Theft of Intellectual Property, will share his insights into his investigations of white-collar crime and cybercrime. Via business forensics, vignettes, and actual crime reports, Anastasi will describe how digital detectives use sophisticated tools, such as "adaptive pattern-recognition software" (spawned from NSA and CIA predecessor applications), to shine the light on such shady dealings as the theft of trade secrets and money laundering. Anastasi will also cover the use of data mining as an investigative tool, and the use of sophisticated anomaly-detection software to ferret out fraud.

About the speaker:

Joe Anastasi serves as the Global Leader of Deloitte's Forensics Investigation practice, which operates several cybercrime computer forensics labs located around the world. He is a member of the High Tech Crime Investigation Association, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and is a Diplomate Member of the American College of Forensic Examiners.

He has testified as an expert witness in over fifty matters, one of which involved a breach of contract involving over $4 billion in mortgage-backed securities, and in another involving the aborted acquisition of a telecom operation in a transaction believed valued in excess of $4 billion. He has testified in trials involving corporate securities fraud; international corporate asset-stripping and money-laundering schemes (including alleged penny stock 'pump-and-dump' scams); fraudulent conveyances; the development of alter ego theories (i.e., piercing of the 'corporate veil'); and cases involving the alleged theft of trade secrets and other intellectual property matters. His trial testimony has covered investigation of alleged improper revenue recognition schemes, international check-kiting schemes and other forensic investigations.

He is the author of numerous works, including The New Forensics: Investigating Corporate Fraud and the Theft of Intellectual Property, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003.

Contact information:

Joe Anastasi
415 810-9973