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University hosts second annual Cyber & Financial Crime Conference

The conference is open to professionals and students

Matthew Stultz Mar 6, 2019

Waynesburg University will host the second annual Cyber and Financial Crime Conference Thursday, March 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The conference also provides our students with an opportunity to receive cutting-edge instruction by highly qualified practitioners."

Kevin McClincy, instructor of criminal justice

The conference is open to professionals and students in three areas, including CPA & Forensic Accounting, Cyber Security and Law Enforcement. The cost is $35. To register, visit

“Waynesburg hosts this conference to provide Continuing Professional Education (CPE) to law enforcement, CPA and forensic accounting, and cyber security professionals throughout southwestern Pennsylvania,” said Kevin McClincy, instructor of criminal justice at Waynesburg University. “The conference also provides our students with an opportunity to receive cutting-edge instruction by highly qualified practitioners and a chance to meet and mingle with the attendees and presenters.”

The schedule will feature five sessions, with topics ranging from social media and open source intelligence to trends in financial crime to use of the Bank Secrecy Act and fraud.

Presenters include:

Gregg Frankhouser

Frankhouser is a special agent for the Cyber Investigation Squad of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Pittsburgh Division. He is responsible for investigating matters related to crimes against children. He is certified to conduct forensic processing and analysis of digital devices as a Digital Extraction Technician (DEXT). Frankhouser also holds the following certifications: A+ Computer Hardware Certification, Basic Data Recovery and Analysis (BDRA) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

Susan Harper

Harper has been an internal revenue agent for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Pittsburgh and Bridgeport, West Virginia, for more than 30 years. She currently serves as a fraud technical advisor for the IRS, where she is a liaison for criminal investigation and all civil functions of the IRS, including, but not limited to, Small Business Self-Employed (SBSE), Large Business & International (LB&I) and various specialty groups. Harper is the owner of Pennsylvania Tax Institutes Inc., which offers continuing professional education credits to CPAs, certified financial planners and attorneys, among others.

Laura Hymes

Hymes, a certified fraud examiner, is program manager of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). She is responsible for developing the educational lineup for ACFE conferences held throughout the world, in addition to working closely with subject-matter experts to provide educational content for anti-fraud professionals. Hymes is also part of the ACFE Research Department, where she helps research, write and edit training materials related to the prevention, deterrence and detection of fraud. She has co-edited books in Dr. Joseph T. Wells’ “Fraud Casebook” series and has written numerous anti-fraud articles for industry publications.

Aaron Naternicola

Naternicola is a senior-level intelligence analyst for the National Cyber Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA), part of the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). He manages the NCFTA’s Internet Fraud Alert (IFA) system, a central repository and alerting mechanism for compromised credentials found stolen online, such as payment cards, email accounts and user/login accounts. Previously, he worked as an analyst for the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), compiling internet crime cases for state and local law enforcement across the country.

John Sedoski

Sedoski is a high-tech liaison for the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), where he is responsible for business development, operational support, training and serving as a brand ambassador for NW3C at various professional events. In a previous role with NW3C, he was a cybercrime specialist, providing countless hours of training to thousands of law enforcement officers across the country in data recovery and analysis to technology-facilitated complex investigations. He is a certified forensic computer examiner (CFCE).

Christopher Schneider

Schneider is a special agent for the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), assigned to IRS-CI headquarters as the liaison to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Throughout his career, Schneider has investigated cases involving criminal tax, fraud, narcotics and money laundering violations. He is a CPA and a certified fraud examiner. Before joining the IRS, he worked in the Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services departments for Ernst & Young.