Protecting Your Institution against Cybercrime, Computer-Enabled Fraud and Other Digital Threats

  • When: November 6, 2019
  • Time: 12PM – 2PM ET
  • Level: All

Today’s cybercriminals have become so well organized and technically proficient that they often outsmart “advanced” security systems with sophisticated infiltration techniques. With the threat posed by cybercriminals utilizing tools such as virtual currencies, encryption and the Dark Web on the rise, it is imperative that compliance professionals understand emerging cybercrime ploys and how to fight them. This webinar details practical strategies to stay ahead of cybercriminals, including fostering internal collaboration among operations, information technology and AML/fraud departments to formulate enterprise-wide cybercrime defense strategies and training.

Learning Objectives

  • Exploring emerging forms of cybercrime, computer-enabled fraud and other digital threats, including practical strategies for combating them
  • Enhancing current cyber risk programs rather than transforming to current threats to keep “business as usual”
  • Detailing digital defenses against cybercrime, including solutions utilizing artificial intelligence, biometric authentication, blockchain technology and other methodologies
  • Developing cyber-incident response plans to contain damage of systemic attacks such as hacking, internet fraud and ransomware

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Personnel
  • Technology Officers
  • Investigators and Law Enforcement
  • Legal Advisors
  • Technology Vendors


  • Global
  • North America
  • Bank
  • MSB
  • Securities


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  • Ali Moghaddam, JD, CAMS

  • Senior Vice President – BSA & OFAC Officer
  • City National Bank


Mr. Ali Moghaddam is an AML & Compliance executive with 10+ years of experience developing and implementing BSA/AML and OFAC programs and investigating financial crime, money laundering and terrorism financing. He is currently the BSA & OFAC Officer for City National Bank where he is responsible for developing, implementing and administering all aspects of the bank’s Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”), Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABAC) program. Prior to joining City National Bank, Ali spent time working as a subject matter expert at Promontory Financial Group, where he worked with different financial institutions to strengthen their AML and Sanctions programs. Ali began his private sector career as the Head of Investigations for UBS Financial Services, the Americas. At UBS, his team was responsible for investigating and reporting all potential money laundering, terrorism financing, cross border and fiscal compliance issues for UBS, Americas. Ali began his career as a prosecutor, working as an Assistant District Attorney for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office where he was assigned to the major crimes unit and successfully prosecuted several major cases including a capital murder case. Following his recruitment, he joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 2009. As a Special Agent, Ali was initially assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) in Los Angeles where he also worked closely with the Violent Criminal Multi-National Organization (VCMO) squads, and the Counter-Intelligence & Counter-Proliferation (CI) squads. During his time as a special agent, Ali investigated matters involving anti-money laundering, terrorism financing, counter proliferation/ OFAC violations, gangs and drug cartels. Ali spent his last 3 years in the public sector as a member of the FBI’s  High Value Target Team where he liaised with federal intelligence and law enforcement partners in pursuit of the high value targets. Ali received his BS in Political Science from UCLA, completed his MS coursework in Near Eastern and Latin American History from Cal State Los Angeles and he received his JD from Temple University, Beasley School of Law.


Adam Cohen
  • Adam Cohen

  • Managing Director
  • Topside Group LLC


Serving clients with a unique blend of expertise and experience as both lawyer and cybersecurity professional, Adam’s practice spans legal risk management, regulatory compliance, investigative and litigation response issues involved in cybersecurity, data privacy, electronic discovery, and information governance. A former litigation partner with an Am Law 100 law firm, Adam is also an experienced and certified professional in information systems security (CISSP), cloud security (CCSP), and ethical hacking (CEH).

Jonathan Levin
  • Jonathan Levin

  • Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
  • Chainalysis


Jonathan Levin is Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis company. In his role as CSO, he is responsible for designing long-term strategic initiatives that help government agencies, cryptocurrency businesses, and financial institutions investigate illicit activity, comply with regulations, and mitigate risk through anti-money laundering technology and education. Jonathan is regularly called upon to testify for the U.S. Congress and other government hearings on the emerging risks and opportunities in cryptocurrencies. He is also a mentor for the Techstars Alchemist Blockchain accelerator.

Prior to Chainalysis, he was the CEO of Coinometrics, which provided the first dashboard of blockchain intelligence. He was also a postgraduate economist at the University of Oxford, where he researched cryptocurrencies.

Jonathan holds a BSC in Economics from Bristol University and Master of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Oxford. He lives in New York.

Sherri Scott
  • Sherri Scott, CAMS-Audit, CAMS-FCI

  • Agent
  • Global AML Solutions


After completing her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Eastern Illinois University, Sherri worked as a bank regulator for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Her inquisitive nature led her to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence Unit. Subsequent to the FBI, she returned to the banking industry and sharpened her skills where Sherri personally led the investigation of a multi-million dollar international fraud scheme that was bought to prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Sherri is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and one of the few individuals to have both of the advanced CAMS certifications in Audit and Financial Crimes Investigations (FCI). The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) has published two of her white papers, “CannaBanking: Cultivating a Culture of Compliance” and “Cryptocurrency Compliance.