Communication: The Key to Fraud Prevention

Matt Curtin will present, "Communication: The Key to Fraud Prevention," at the 2003 Emerging Trends in Fraud conference in Columbus, Ohio.

Matt Curtin, CISSP, IAM
Interhack Corporation
May 9, 2003

Interhack founder Matt Curtin will deliver a talk at the 2003 Emerging Trends in Fraud conference to be held in Columbus, Ohio, and presented by theAuditor of State, Central Ohio Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Ohio Investigators Association.


Fraud detection and prevention have historically been the responsibility of financial managers. With the rise of electronic information systems (IS), crimes of fraud have evolved, including methods that are now part of the domain of IS managers. Successful identification and prevention of fraud committed with the aid of IS requires the expertise of both financial and IS managers, working together.

Critical first steps in getting professionals of such diverse backgrounds working together include:

  • A common vocabulary,
  • An understanding of the goals and methods of fraud prevention,
  • An understanding of the capabilities and limitations of information technology.

This talk argues for education of IS managers by fraud experts and discusses some of the present capabilities and limitations in information systems.

Ample time will exist for questions and answers.


The Central Ohio Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners' mission is to improve fraud detection and deterrence through the education and interaction of our members, and to aid community efforts to detect and prevent fraud. The COCFE can be found on the Web at and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners can be found at

About Interhack

Columbus, Ohio-based Interhack is a provider of a variety of services supporting Internet privacy, security, and forensic computing. Interhack's research has been featured all over the world in the media, university courses, and corporate training programs. Interhack's clients come from all over North America, across a wide variety of industries.