Tech Talk Webinar: eForensics & Financial Crime

Join us on Thursday 28th January for the first Breakfast Tech Talk of the year which will be on: eForensics and Financial Crime. This is a very relevant topic that is extremely important to everyone in the business community across both public and private sectors.

eForensics is the application of scientific investigatory techniques to digital crimes and attacks. It is the process of obtaining documentation of computer evidence which can be taken from various digital media sources such as networks, servers, computers or smartphones.  With the increase of financial crime and cybercrime in todays’ online world, being aware of the potential risks and threats of financial crime is now crucial for many companies. This Tech Talk will focus on: Financial Crime: New Challenges and Managing your Risk.

Expert panellists include:

  • Bernard Eyres, Forensic Director at KPMG
  • Paul Hough, Forensic Technology Director at KPMG
  • Catharina Gunne, Detective Superintendent at Garda National Economic Crime Bureau
  • Paul O’Brien, Security TeamBank of Ireland


During this webinar the following topics will be discussed:

  • Existing and emerging threats: Financial crime trends and stats.
  • COVID-19 Specific Frauds: What we are seeing in the market.
  • Proactive rather than Reactive approach: Earlier identification of risk resulting in benefits such as cost savings, staff engagement etc.  
  • The role of technology in threat identification and mitigation – Cyber threat versus traditional technology enabled fraud.
  • Investigations: How is an investigation ran, what are the stumbling blocks and lessons learned. Opening Pandora’s Box.

Registration: This free webinar is open to all it@cork members. Please click on the following link for registration:

Webinar registration 

Overview of panellists

Bernard Eyres

Bernard is a Director in KPMG’s Forensic practice having joined the company in 2008. Bernard has been involved in the Forensic Accounting profession for over 15 years and has gained considerable experience in the provision of Investigation and Dispute Resolution Services. Bernard also delivers the Institute’s Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Investigation.

Paul Hough

Paul is a Director with KPMG and leads the Forensic Technology function, with over 14 years’ experience in industry. Paul advises KPMG’s clients on the development and implementation of strategies that use technology to their benefit in data security, remediation, litigation, investigation, regulatory response and compliance.

Catharina Gunne

Detective Superintendent Catharina Gunne is a member of An Garda Síochána attached to the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau. Catharina has 20 years’ experience working in the area of fraud, financial crime and financial intelligence.  Catharina is a Senior Investigating Officer and has been involved in numerous complex financial and economic crime prosecutions. Catharina has responsibility for the Financial Intelligence Unit, Money Laundering Investigation Units and Anti-Bribery and Corruption Unit.  She is also an expert in payment card fraud and spent a lot of her early career targeting organised crime gangs in this area.

Paul O’Brien

Paul works in Bank of Ireland’s Security team and has been involved in financial crime and fraud prevention for almost 10 years.  Paul’s role revolves around understanding current and emerging threats and investigating fraud cases so he sees how businesses are impacted day-to-day by financial crime. 

Rachel Pinckheard

Rachel is an Internal Audit Manager in Fexco having joined the company in 2011.  Rachel is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Tax Advisor for 13 years and holds a Diploma in Forensic Accounting. Her role in internal audit includes working with regulated and non-regulated businesses within Fexco in identifying and monitoring fraud risks and developing effective fraud prevention strategies.

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  • Start Date
    2021-01-28 08:00
  • End Date
    2021-01-28 09:00
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