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2018 Spring Seminar

  • May 14, 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (CST)
  • Maggiano's at the Domain


  • Member pricing is only available for Austin Chapter members in good standing.

Austin Chapter Spring Seminar

Join us for our SPRING Seminar at Maggiano's in Austin and earn 8 hours of CPE. We have also included two hours of ethics so you can meet the ACFE's ethics requirement for the year!



  • Ethics
  • Tips for Successful Interviewing
  • TBA
  • Cybersecurity

Session 1: Ethics: Lessons from Public Officials
By Gary Graff

Public service presents a unique variety of ethical dilemmas. An examination of human behavior surrounding historical public corruption cases provides insight into how to avoid ethical pitfalls.

Session 2: Tips For a Successful Interview
By Gary Graff

This session will explores methodology for conducting a successful interview

About Gary Graff

Graff Investigative and Forensic Training

Gary W. Graff served 23 years in the FBI assigned to Ohio and Oklahoma. He specialized in complex investigations including public corruption, financial crimes, violent crimes, and narcotics. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Graff was Case Agent for investigations into the largest public corruption scandal in Oklahoma in over 25 years. Currently, he consults with and teaches law enforcement across the United States in a variety of disciplines including interviewing, major case management, white collar crime, violent crime, and crime reconstruction.

Session 3: Jeff Matthew's Topic
By Jeff Matthews

Description coming soon.

About Jeff Matthews

Jeff Matthews, CPA, CFE, brings substantial experience in financial investigations, forensic accounting and litigation support, spending many years practicing in Big Four accounting firms, as well as state, local and federal government entities. A Certified Fraud Examiner, he has led federal and state criminal violation investigations, including many types of fraud. He has also calculated damages resulting from breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, diminution of value and misappropriation of trade secrets. Prior to joining Weaver, Jeff was a director and partner for Grant Thornton.

As an active member of the Dallas Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), where he is a past president, Jeff was named the 2013 ACFE “Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year.” He is a four-time national All-Star speaker for the Institute of Internal Auditors and a national arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Jeff developed the inaugural class and currently teaches Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigations at the University of Texas at Arlington for the Master of Business Administration degree program. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.


Session 4: Modern Cybersecurity, from Account Hijacking to Zero Days
By Monty St John

As cybersecurity has grown so too has the language to describe it. Knowing brings you closer to the heart of culture than its language. Cybersecurity, or information security if you prefer, is a subculture, with its own language, customs and habits. Understanding that language, makes helps in discerning the impact of the news that streams in front of our eyes on a daily basis. Its one breach or another, followed by a flash of some malware or new attack. Knowing what's being communicated means you can apply it in your life and in your work.

Students will both learn the language of cybersecurity, a sometimes confusing and daunting process, while being introduced to some of the more important and impacting modern events.

About Monty St John

Monty St John is a computer science and information security expert, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force veteran, certified instructor, and author of dozens of classes for CyberDefenses. He has assisted numerous companies build and accredit laboratories, threat teams, and security operations centers. He’s also a prolific writer with two upcoming technical volumes set for 2019; Game Designer and Speaker.


  • 8:00 - 8:30: Registration
  • 8:30 - 10:10: Ethics
  • 10:10 - 10:20: Break
  • 10:20 - 12:00: Tips for a Successful Interview
  • 12:00 - 1:00: Lunch served by Maggiano's
  • 1:00 - 2:40: TBA
  • 2:40 - 2:50: Break
  • 2:50 - 4:30: Cybersecurity

Registration Prices

Chapter Members: $75.00
Non-Members: $200.00
Registration includes a lunch service.

Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None required


Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant
10910 Domain Dr #100, Austin, TX 78759


From MoPac and Braker Lane, turn East on Braker Lane, drive 0.4 miles to Domain Drive on the left. In 0.1 miles, turn left onto Feathergrass Court, and park in the D2 South Parking Garage (free parking) on the right. Walk East about 400 feet to Maggiano's restaurant.

The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is a non-profit organization formed in the State of Texas and registered as a 501 (C) (6) Organization with the IRS.

The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Cancellation Policy and No Shows

If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email no later than 5 days prior to the event, unless otherwise indicated in specific event policies, to request a refund and/or cancel your registration. The Chapter must confirm event registrations with the venue within 5 days of the event and any changes after this time period can become a financial cost to the Chapter. Cancellations received less than 5 days prior to events will not be refunded except for exigent circumstances.

In the event an attendee does not show up to the event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, then the attendee will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Chapter reserves the right to bar for future registration any attendees who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.

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