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Episode 68: Deepfakes, AI, and Accounting Fraud

Episode 68: Deepfakes, AI, and Accounting Fraud

The rapid rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is bringing great promise to the world in the form of increased productivity and a better quality of life. However, as with any new technology, there are people who look to leverage it for nefarious purposes. Deepfakes...

Episode 67: Decentralizing the Web

Episode 67: Decentralizing the Web

Web3, or Web 3.0, is a new vision for the World Wide Web where the user is in control. While Web3 has been called many things, there's no doubt that its architecture enables for the democratization of the web. The key concepts of Web3 include decentralization,...

Episode 66: Cybersecurity vs. GRC

Episode 66: Cybersecurity vs. GRC

With large data breaches making headline news nearly every week, cybersecurity is a hot topic. Recently, AT&T discovered the personal information of more than 70 million current and former customers being sold on the Dark Web. Compounding this is the fact that it...

Episode 65: Pig Butchering Scams

Episode 65: Pig Butchering Scams

According to a recent study at the University of Texas at Austin, from January 2020 to February 2024, people lost more than $75 billion around the world to the scam of pig butchering. Named after the practice of farmers fattening hogs before slaughter, victims are...

Episode 64: True Crime: Scammed Out of $50,000

Episode 64: True Crime: Scammed Out of $50,000

In 2023, Americans lost more than $10 billion to fraud. This is the largest annual loss in US history. In terms of dollars lost, investment scams emptied consumers' bank accounts more than any other scam at $4.6 billion. But a close second was imposter scams at $2.7...

Episode 63: Cybersecurity Girl

Episode 63: Cybersecurity Girl

The demand for cybersecurity professionals is strong. Job vacancies in the industry grew from one million in 2013 to 3.5 million in 2021. And because of this shortfall in talent, companies are struggling to keep up with the latest in modern threat awareness, including...

Episode 62: Search Engines and Privacy

Episode 62: Search Engines and Privacy

In 2015, Dr. Robert Epstein, a psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, made world news. Dr. Epstein was one of the authors of a groundbreaking study that found that Google's search ranking algorithm could influence how people...

Episode 61: Financial Crimes

Episode 61: Financial Crimes

In 2023, it is estimated that $3.1 trillion in illicit funds moved through the global financial system. Financial crimes can take many forms. Money laundering accounted for trillions of dollars supporting a wide range of crimes, including $346.7 billion in human...

Episode 60: Investigating Fraud

Episode 60: Investigating Fraud

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the United States, consumers reported losing more than $10 billion to fraud in 2023. This is a 14% increase over reported losses in 2022. Some of the most common scams include investment scams, imposter scams, bank...

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