September 2021 Chapter Meeting

When:  Sep 16, 2021 from 11:00 to 14:00 (MT)
Associated with  Denver Chapter

Imagine a World Without Passwords &

IT Fraud Investigations

Join us in person for two exciting topics!

Imagine a World Without Passwords– How We Will Get There and Beyond

Imagine a world without passwords. Think about the possibilities. Without passwords, there is not a central authentication repository that can be breached. Users would not have to create, remember or restore a password. Users would be immune to phishing scams that steal passwords. But how do we authenticate users without a password? There are plenty of passwordless technologies out there, but few are in use. The key to going passwordless involves two very important elements – simplicity and security. Passwords are holding us back from future innovations such as digital identities and more.  We will conclude the session with a look at what is next on the horizon.

 Learning Objectives Out of This Session:

  • Cyber-security threats including some recent breaches
  • Regulations for Authentication – NIST, FFIEC, FINRA, PSD2, etc.
  • Current authentication methods - MFA, Biometrics, Federated SSO, FIDO2 and WebAuthN
  • Passwordless authentication - what it is and how best to implement
  • Futures – Digital Identities

Presented by:

Loren Russon
VP of Product Management
Loren presented as a replacement speaker, on the same topic.  He is VO product Management for Ping, a market leader in passwordless authentication.

IT Fraud - Cover Your (Digital) Assets

In this presentation, we’ll discuss fraud trends which impact (and are perpetrated by) Information Technology professionals.  We’ll cover fraud case studies and discuss how harvested data was used by the fraud perpetrators.  We’ll then review current data analytics tools used by fraud and IT professionals in their fraud prevention and investigation efforts.

Learning Objectives
After the session, participants will:

  • Have an awareness of IT-related fraud schemes and the manner in which the schemes were perpetrated. 
  • Have a greater understanding of how data is used by fraud perpetrators after it is harvested
  • Have an increased understanding of IT and data analytics tools used by professionals in fraud prevention efforts and investigations

About the Presenter:

Rand Gambrell
BKD, LLP, Denver
As a member of BKD’s Forensics & Valuation Services, Rand provides business valuation services, forensic accounting, economic damage analysis, fraud auditing and bankruptcy and restructuring services, including serving as an expert witness. His more than 18 years of experience also includes performing audits and consulting services for large national and international companies while with a Big 4 accounting firm. He performs valuations for transactions, restructurings, marital dissolutions and income tax-related purposes and provides economic analyses of damage resulting from business interruption and breach of contract. Rand also helps identify source and use of funds through forensic accounting and provides financial consulting related to bankruptcy. Rand also performs consulting services, serving both as an expert witness as well as a neutral “referee,” in a variety of post-acquisition and other dispute matters. The disputed areas he has been involved in include working capital adjustments, assumption of post-acquisition liabilities, undisclosed contingent liabilities and calculation of earn-out payments. Rand is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Colorado Society of Public Accountants, and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) who is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). He is a 1991 graduate of University of Colorado, Boulder, with a B.A. degree with a psychology emphasis, and in 1995 received an M.B.A. degree with an accounting emphasis from University of Denver.


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Denver Tech Center
7801 E Orchard Rd
Greenwood Village, CO 80111


Suzette Loving
(303) 681-1711