Hunting Predators, Securing Cyberspace – Perspectives on HSI’s Cyber Investigations
Featured Speakers :
In his current position as Supervisory Special Agent for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Miami, Mr. Renaldo Franklin oversees the Cyber Crimes/Child Exploitation Group to uncover, dismantle and disrupt the area of computer-based criminal activity as related to violations of laws and regulations, specifically relating to the sexual exploitation and/or victimization of children.
During his 18-year career in law enforcement, Mr. Franklin has participated in numerous high-profile investigations, including, child exploitation, human smuggling, cyber-crimes, narcotics enforcement, human trafficking, and identity and benefit fraud. Mr. Renaldo is an award-winning public servant dedicated to securing the homeland from transitional crime and threats. He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Auburn University in Alabama.
While cyber threats have been on the rise since the inception of the internet, digital disruption driven by the pandemic has contributed to a surge in online crime, from darknet drug trafficking to child sexual exploitation.
Fortunately, law enforcement in the US and worldwide have been vigilant and increasingly savvy in following the digital trails – and the money – of cybercriminals, and financial institutions can provide critical intelligence to support these efforts.
In this session, hear from an experienced investigator as he explores key cyber threats encountered by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and provides guidance on how the financial sector can help in the fight against cybercrime.
Attendees will learn:
- The types of cybercrime that HSI is combating and the threat actors behind them, from transnational organized crime to nation-states
- How law enforcement is taking on the growing scourge of online sexual exploitation of minors, and how institutions can collaborate through public-private partnership
- Advice on filing SARs and contributing high-value reports to support law enforcement efforts
- And more
This session is eligible for 1 CFCS credits.
Important note for ACFCS members: Please register using the same email address tied to your member account.