Mr. Kevin J. Ripa, EnCE, CDRP, CEH
Computer Evidence Recovery, Inc
Kevin J. Ripa, owner of Computer Evidence Recovery, Inc, and Past President of the Alberta Association of Private Investigators, is a former member, in various capacities, of the Department of National Defence serving in both foreign and domestic postings. Mr. Ripa left the service of the Federal Government in 1991 but continued to serve on an “as called” basis. He is now providing superior service to various levels of law enforcement and Fortune 500 companies, and has assisted in many sensitive investigations around the world.
Mr. Ripa is a respected and sought after individual within the investigative industry throughout the world for his expertise in Information Technology Investigations, and has been called upon to testify as an expert witness on numerous occasions. He has been involved in numerous complex cyber-forensics investigations.
Cellular Forensics – What is Possible?
Cellular forensics is moving very quickly to the forefront in digital forensics, and why not? Virtually everyone has a cell phone, and increasingly we are carrying mini computers in the form of Blackberrys and iPhones. In this lecture, we will explore what is possible, and what types of data can be extracted from a cellular device. If you think that “it’s just a phone”, and all we can see is call history logs, then you absolutely need to attend this lecture.
You will walk away rethinking how you set up and use your cellular device!
Mr. Jean-Chris Marten Perolin
National Police Agency of France-Head International
Cooperation Bureau, Hong Kong and Macau
Jean-Chris Maten Perolin is attached to the National Agency of France under the Ministry of Interior of France based in Hong Kong and Macau. Having been attached as a Detective Investigator in various units, including the Organized and Financial Crime Bureau, the National Counterfeit Currency Bureau, Judiciary Police assigned to the Central squad for Intellectual Property Rights infringement, Mr Perolin is recognized for his expertise by the European Commission in matters of intellectual property law.
He is a member of the Permanent Forum against International Pharmaceutical crime and a member of the Committee of Experts of the Department for drug quality in the Council of Europe for public health matters.
Mr Perolin brings with him over 15 years of forensic investigation expertise having conducted investigations in various countries, including the USA, UK, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Sweden, Poland and Israel.
Intellectual Property Investigation
Ms. Hue Dang
Head of Asia ACAMS,
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
Hue Dang is the Regional Head & Director, Asia Pacific of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (“ACAMS”) based in Hong Kong. She has more than 10 years experience in banking and finance.
She was previously a Bank Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Manager with Barclays Capital’s Investment Banking Division in Singapore, Director for Business Development at Citibank’s Global Consumer Banking Group in Singapore and Director of Business Development, Asia/Pacific, for Thomson Financial in Hong Kong.
Ms. Dang holds a Bachelors Degree with honors from Amherst College and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Anti-Money Laundering Challenges in Asia
Mr. Mark Hargraves, CPP
Head Physical Protection Security
Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, Inc
Mark Hargraves has been in the security profession for over 21 years, with 8 years of Police service in Hong Kong followed by consulting and in-house security management roles. Mr Grover joined HSBC in 2007 and is responsible for the strategy and direction of security for the Asia Pacific.
Mr. Grover is active in ASIS International and holds both CPP and PSP accreditations. He sits on the Advisory Board of the CSO Roundtable and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Asia Crisis and Security Group.
Disaster Management – Japan Earthquake, Lessons Learned
The presentation focuses on the Japan earthquake because there are so many elements of that crisis that provide strong lessons learnt but I would also seek to put that crisis into perspective with other events and responses. I will include a bit of coverage on collaboration in crisis response, which as a structure is useful to a broader security audience as well.
Erroll Southers is an internationally recognized expert on counter-terrorism, infrastructure protection, aviation security, and homeland security. He is an Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security and Public Policy at the University of Southern California (USC), the Associate Director of the National Homeland Security Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREAT) and university counter-terrorism subject matter expert.
Mr Southers was the Presidential nominee for Assistant Secretary of the TSA and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Deputy Director in the California Office of Homeland Security. As Managing Director at TAL Global, Erroll works on a range of issues, including counter-terrorism and infrastructure protection.
The Human Element: Thwarted Plots, Operator Failure and Deterring Future Attacks in Counter Terrorism
We are confronted by an intelligent and adaptive adversary, transportation remains a target and intelligence analysis is crucial. Despite considerable investment in protection, vulnerabilities will always present terror attack opportunities for high casualties, significant economic loss and the opportunity to undermine public confidence in the security system. In spite of our best efforts and significant expenditures, we can never completely eliminate the risk.
The identification, prioritization and protection of every nation’s critical infrastructure are essential processes to facilitate the development and deployment of appropriate countermeasures. Our adversary has learned the direct economic cost of targeting critical infrastructure, particularly transportation, has the potential to weaken our economy. As we continue our efforts to harden this sector, they will adapt and shift to softer targets. To enhance our success rate, we have to come to a better understanding of the human element in the terrorist equation.
This talk will provide examples of successful intelligence operations, terrorist defections and the importance of adversarial decision-making. We have the capacity to influence attackers’ choices and deter future attacks.
Panelists: Regulations and It’s Effect on the Industry Globally
Mr. Warren Mallard, Australia
Warren Mallard as a child always had a fascination for insects and soon took up collecting beetles and butterflies. Already having a fascination for the minutia, he enrolled in an apprenticeship in the jewelry trade as a goldsmith and a diamond setter. It was Mr Mallard’s early fascination for detail that eventually led him on the pathway to policing and later the Private Investigation Industry.
Mr. Mallard’s total investigative experience spans in excess of 4 decades. As a NSW Police Officer, Mr Mallard’s duties were diverse. During his time in the Private Investigation industry he have served as President of 4 Australian industry representative bodies, written the initial qualifying course content for entrance into the investigation industry and co-authored ‘The Investigators Guide’ a definitive and invaluable tool for private investigators and law enforcement officers.
Of late Mr Mallard has worked together with the regulatory authority for Private Investigators, the NSW Police State Licensing Enforcement Directorate to bring about a better relationship between police and private investigators and to improve the legislation, detect and remove those members who either offend against it or who bring the industry into disrepute.
Mr. Nigel Brown, United Kingdom
Nigel Brown has more than 28 years experience in corporate security, protection, investigations and law enforcement, he has served in Executive positions in the world’s largest Risk Management companies.
Previous to his positions on various Boards, Mr Brown was co-founder and CEO of GSS Global, a leading European risk consulting firm. There he specialized in internal controls and compliance, banking safeguards, security systems engineering, executive protection and threat mitigation, white collar crime, due diligence, employee screening and IT investigations.
Mr. Brown joined BTG Global Risk Partners in 2009 and will lead the globalization of the business, focusing initially on Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), followed by Asia and Asia Pacific. BTG is a publicly traded company on the UK stock exchange. During this time, he has led one of the largest investigations into corruption for Western Governments in the last decade.
Mr. Frank Zheng, China
Mr. Frank Zheng is the founder and CEO of Keen Risk Solution Co. Ltd Mr. Zheng was a prosecutor in China in 1990’s. In 1998, he joined the investigation department of the British law firm, Rouse International.
Mr. Zheng is the author of “The Handbook of Chinese Commercial Investigation” which was published in 2004. This book is considered to be the most comprehensive Chinese book on commercial investigation in China.
At present, Mr. Zheng is writing his second book. “The Guideline to Risk Control of Chinese Enterprises in Global Era”. Mr. Zheng also established China Risk Control Online （www.chinarcm.com.cn）in 2009. China Risk Control Online is the largest portal for risk control in China, dedicated to providing comprehensive information on risk control for Chinese enterprises.
Mr. V M Pandit, India
Mr. V M Pandit, MSc. (Criminology and Forensic Sciences), Bachelor of Law, served the Central Bureau of Investigation, India, for 26 Years, investigating economic offences, corruption cases, frauds and homicide, including the assassination of Indian Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi.
He took voluntary retirement and became a Private Investigator based at New Delhi. His expertise includes competitive business intelligence; corporate investigation; due diligence; skip tracing; forensic investigations; litigation support; financial fraud investigation etc. Forty four years of cumulative experience resulted in Life Time achievement award in the field of investigation and intelligence (2010).
Mr Pandit is the Founder Director of VMP Academy of Investigation and Intelligence Management for training Private Investigators in India, CEO of Multidimensional Management Consultants and Confederation of Best Investigators and Vice President of Association of Private Detectives and Investigators of India.
Panelists: Challenges in Marketing and Conducting Business Intelligence And Investigation Internationally
Mr. Johnathan Tal, USA
Johnathan Tal is the President and Chief Executive Officer of TAL Global Corporation, an international investigative and security-consulting firm. He served as a Military Field Intelligence Officer for the Israeli Armed Forces during the early 1970′s. In 1985, Mr. Tal founded his first agency, which quickly became the largest investigative agency in Silicon Valley. TAL Global extends the concept of high-quality service to cover the world of Security Consulting and Management.
In recent years, Mr. Tal has been involved with investigating and securing Intellectual Property by working for corporate and government clients. He was a pioneer in computer and cyber investigations. He played a crucial role in bringing the first conviction in the State of California under Penal Code 502 “Theft by Computer”. Mr. Tal is a licensed investigator, Certified Private Investigator (CPI), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and holds a Bachelor of Science degree. He also served as the 2000 – 2001 President of the World Association of Detectives (WAD).
Mr. Tal is an accomplished and dynamic public speaker and lecturer. In addition to being an ongoing guest lecturer at RSA (the security industry’s most comprehensive event) and Stanford’s Law School’s E-Commerce Best Practices Conference, he has spoken at PGCA (Peninsula General Counsel Association), ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security), CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), American Trial Lawyer Association, numerous law firms, and private organizations. Mr. Tal is frequently interviewed for television, radio, and newspapers on issues of Terrorism and Homeland Security.
Mr. Mark Grover, Australia
Mark Grover has been Managing Director of Victorian Detective Services since its inception and is an experienced investigator in his own right with 20 years in the investigative industry.
During his 20 years as a Private Investigator and Security Risk Consultant, Mr Grover has built up an excellent rapport with a large number of Australian Insurance Agents, Leading Law Firms, Corporate Clients, Clerks of Courts, Police Departments and the Federal Police.
Mr Grover has served as a Vice-President of the Australian Institute of Mercantile Agents Victorian Division, which is Australia’s largest Association of Private Investigators & Security Consultants. Mr Grover has his own national radio segment in Australia which consistently wins it’s surveys as the ratings most listened to station on weekday afternoons. He is highly regarded by the media for his knowledge and has worked personally for several years for two of the countries most regarded Billionaires. Just recently his team returned from working in both Malaysia and Nigeria and was responsible for the seizure and arrest of numerous Nigerian scammers who had defrauded too many fellow Australians.
Mark is also a past President of the World Investigators Network. He also sits on the Council of the Victorian Police Blue Ribbon Foundation and is a board member of the World’s largest children’s charity, Variety Club – Tent 77.
Mr. Jack Chu, China
Mr. Jack Chu, is Founder, Chairman & President of RA Consultants Ltd. since 2000, a company providing a comprehensive range of security, investigation and risk management services. With its headquarters in Hong Kong and offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Fuzhou and Xiamen, RA Consultants Ltd. have close and wide connections with high-ranking PRC officials and institutions. Mr. Chu was VP of Renful Security Group based in HK from 1995 to 2000.
Mr. Chu’s experience in the field of security spans over 30 years of dedication having worked for 20 years with the Chinese law enforcement agency in China and Hong Kong, and thereafter 10 years enriching his expertise in the private sector. He is a member of ASIS International Investigation Council and maintains an active membership in Intellnet, W.A.D and CII.
Mr. Chu possesses a postgraduate qualification in International Politics from the London School of Economics. He is an acknowledged expert in Chinese law and foreign policy after graduated from Hebei University in China.