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Wednesday, December 1 • 1:00pm - 1:25pm
How to Steal a Billion Dollars: Navigating the Unemployment Fraud Online Ecosystem

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, criminals built technical workarounds and exploited security gaps to steal billions of dollars of government relief funds designated for individuals whose livelihoods were impacted by the pandemic. This talk discusses the key tactics and techniques used by these criminal actors, and identifies possible mitigations, to help anticipate and counter future fraudulent activities.

Speakers
avatar for Abigail Showman

Abigail Showman

Team Lead, Flashpoint
Abigail Showman is a Team Lead at Flashpoint, where she leads a team of analysts who evaluate cybercriminal threats targeting a variety of sectors, including financial, healthcare, retail, government, telecommunications, and energy. Prior to her time at Flashpoint, Abigail spent eight... Read More →
avatar for Celena Fisher

Celena Fisher

Fraud Threat Analyst, OMES Cyber Command
Celena Fisher is employed by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services Information Services division as a fraud threat analyst. New to OMES and the world of fraud, Fisher started working for OMES in April of 2021.Fisher brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise stemming from... Read More →


Wednesday December 1, 2021 1:00pm - 1:25pm CST
Room 206, Second Floor
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