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June 20 Meeting

June 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Tuscan Kitchen
Burlington, MA


1:00 - 1:30Registration / Networking
1:30 - 3:30Program
3:30 - 4:30Informal Networking

Cybersecurity through the Lens of Fraud Specialists

John Cruise, Citizens Bank
Timothy Russell, FBI
Michael West, Fidelity Investments

Join us as three industry experts discuss the latest Cybersecurity threats to your business, the overall financial services industry as well as, you personally.  The panel will provide their insights on the latest Business Email Compromise schemes as well as the steps you can take to protect your business and personal information.  The panel will also discuss how the Financial services industry works with Law Enforcement to respond to Cybercrime and the steps that are taken to assist business that have been the victims of a cyber breech.


Members: No Charge
Non-Members: $35

Approved for up to 2.4 CTP/CCM recertification credits by the Association for Financial Professionals.
Approved for up to 2.4 FP&A recertification credits by the Association for Financial Professionals.

About the speakers:

John Cruise, Citizens Bank
John Cruise joined Citizens Bank NA in August of 2001. As a Senior Investigator John oversees the E-Crime and Cyber Crimes cases for Citizens Bank NA and manages a team of investigators in the North East. John serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to the bank on matters of Business Email Compromise (BEC), ATM Skimming and ATM Breaches among other case types. John also manages a fully operational E- Discovery & Computer Forensics lab. One of John’s primary roles is to provide assistance to and collaborate with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and the respective Financial and Cyber Crime task force / agencies in the northeast.
Prior to joining the financial sector, John served ten years active duty with a specialty in Security Force Protection. John was primarily based in Fairbanks, Alaska and Grand Forks, North Dakota while completing several overseas deployments’ in support of Operation Desert Storm.
Timothy Russell, FBI Supervisory Special Agent
Mr. Russell entered on duty with the FBI as a computer specialist in the Miami Field Office in 1999, and as a Special Agent assigned to the Boston Field office in 2002. Since reporting to Boston, Mr. Russell has investigated Internet Fraud, Intellectual Property crimes, and complex Criminal and National Security Computer Intrusion matters. In 2013 Mr. Russell reported as the acting Cyber ALAT for the FBI’s London office. In 2014 Mr. Russell served as a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in the Asia Cyber Operations Unit at FBI Headquarters, Cyber Division. In 2016 Mr. Russell was appointed as the SSA for the Boston Criminal Cyber squad, with responsibilities for criminal cyber matters in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Michael L. West, Fidelity Investments
Michael is the Vice President of Cyber Investigations for Fidelity Investments (Fidelity since 2000).  This unit is responsible for all aspects of technology investigations focused on online crime. This work includes complex log analysis, host and network forensics, computer incident response and malicious code review.  Michael has over twenty-five years of specific investigative experience related to crimes involving technology, and currently applies focus to managing highly technical investigators and large fraud management/detection system designs.
Michael was on the Board of Directors for the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance from 2006 until 2015 (co-Chair), and held the position of Chapter President for the High Technology Crime Investigation Associate three times.  He has trained law enforcement internationally on the topic of investigating cybercrime.
Prior to Fidelity, Michael worked for a security and investigative consulting firm, specializing in complex investigations, such as sabotage, economic espionage, procurement fraud and computer intrusions, with clients in law enforcement, law firms and corporations.  During this time, he responded to several system intrusions and worked two successful long-term engagements, both leading to multiple prosecutions.
Michael holds a BS and MS in Criminal Justice, and has taught computer crime classes at a number of colleges and universities in New England.



June 20, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Tuscan Kitchen
2400 District Ave.
Burlington, MA 01803 United States
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