Cyber, Fraud and Enforcement

  • 20 Aug 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online
  • 94


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Cyber, Fraud and Enforcement

Thursday 20 August 2020 10-11am  

Online webinar

This will be a live event run using Microsoft Teams

The joining instructions will be sent to those registered prior to the start of the event

The event will not be recorded, however a copy of the slides will be made available after the event


10:00 – 10:05

KPMG - Welcome & introduction


10:05 – 10:30

Richard Plumb, KPMG – Anatomy of password strength

10:30 – 10:55

Mark Thompson, KPMG – Enforcement  developments in fraud & corruption


10:55 – 11:00





Richard Plumb – Senior Security Consultant, KPMG 

Richard is currently working as a Senior Security Consultant and Assistant Manager in KPMG’s Cyber Practice. Having spent over 14 years within a law enforcement background, Richard has extensive expertise and qualifications in physical security, access control, crime prevention through environmental design and physical counter-terrorism measures as well as holding a current Secured By Design License. Richard has vast experience of presenting technical and often complex cyber operations concepts to the highest level of audience and of all levels of technical capability, most recently at the MFF Annual Conference.

Mark Thompson – Director, KPMG

Mark is a Director at KPMG specialising in forensic investigations and financial crime risk advisory work. Mark has 22 years of experience investigating fraud, corruption, money laundering and misconduct.  This includes 14 years at the Serious Fraud Office where he was latterly the Chief Operating Officer, and also the Interim Director for four months in 2018.  During this time he worked on many of the UK’s highest profile criminal fraud cases and also headed the Proceeds of Crime Division for four years. 

Mark began his career as a police officer with the Metropolitan Police before qualifying as an accountant with the National Audit Office.  He then worked for KPMG Forensic for seven years on a range of investigations for clients across the UK and internationally.

Mark’s relevant experience includes:

  • Chief Operating Officer of the UK Serious Fraud Office from 2016-2019, and appointed Interim Director by the Attorney General April-August 2018
  • Head of Proceeds of Crime Division 2012-2016, leading a team of 40 specialist lawyers and financial investigators working on asset recovery and money laundering aspects of the SFO’s cases.
  • Giving evidence to four Parliamentary Committees on behalf of the SFO on confiscation, money laundering and proceeds of crime.
  • Major pension fraud case involving £50m that was eventually recovered for the victim pension funds.
  • A criminal investigation into false accounting by the directors of a subsidiary of a UK plc which resulted in three guilty pleas.
  • A complex high value confiscation investigation to recover the proceeds of crime from a convicted fraudster.
  • Investigation of serial insurance fraudster who was eventually convicted of defrauding 23 insurance companies
  • The investigation of a UK water company concerning the submission of false information to the regulator.
  • A high value multi-jurisdictional civil case involving fraud and money laundering.

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