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PAST EVENT: Rising Tides 2020


PAST EVENT: Rising Tides 2020


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Thanks for joining us February 25-27, 2020 at the Rising TIDES.  Over 100 attendees heard presentations on Targeted violence, Insider threats, Drones and tech, and Social media exploitation (TIDES).  

Subject Matter Experts shared the current and emerging threats facing industry today, and case studies from New York to the UK and Delaware to Dallas.

Opening Reception and Keynote

The opening evening’s reception welcomes Keynote Gerald Roberts.

A Senior Executive of the FBI serving as the Chief Security Officer, “Jerry” Roberts, a subject matter expert in personnel and physical security, insider threat, financial investigations, risk mitigation, compliance, intelligence analysis, and international terrorism, he will share the trending and emerging threats.

General Sessions

Operation: Bull Money case study

NY, NY and Atlanta, GA: A case study on how synthetic identities and phone number spoofing facilitate money laundering through accounts by bank insiders.

Aquia, Virginia: A look at criminal profiling techniques used to evaluate the legitimacy and level of a threatening communication and, discussing triage questions, victimology, and more. With a Subject Matter Expert FBI Profiler (ret.).

Baltimore, Maryland: Advertising, brand recognition, and recruitment: How hackers use the Internet to compromise your computers, networks and employees. How to protect your company’s equities and customer data. With FBI Cyber Division 

London, England: New Scotland Yard shares case studies on targeted violence in the UK from state sponsored actors and terror cells.

Washington, DC: A look at the current and emerging threats by state sponsored and criminal offenders to financial institutions from both the Federal and Industry subject matter expert. With a Subject Matter Expert executive from Credit Suisse and former exec. with FinCEN 

Washington, DC: How drones are used nefariously to target individuals and companies. Showing the victim’s vulnerability and what they can do legally to protect themselves against the advancing capability of the technology. With DHS, Bureau of Prisons, DEA, and Unconventional Concepts.

Merrill Ledford Ponzi Scheme

Dallas, TX and Towson, MD: A case study of the largest fraud scheme prosecuted in the District of Maryland defrauding over 400 victims all over the country. With the FBI and Federal Housing Finance Agency

Washington, DC: A look at case studies of state sponsored entities are looking to gain access to privately owner companies in the US.  With the United States Secret Service.

Washington, DC: An inside look at an insider threat.  With FBI Counterintelligence agents. 

Wilmington, DE: The country’s first “cyberstalking resulting in death” Prosecution. A case study reveals a relentless internet misinformation campaign to draw the victim into a public setting, and using that opportunity to commit homicide. With the FBI and Delaware State Police.

Miami, FL: A case study looking at how profilers were able to identify and demonstrate the commonalities between the human behavior and the online behavior to identify the Offender in a targeted homicide. With FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit Profilers from ATF and US State Department.


  • 2020-02-25 13:00 to 2020-02-27 12:00

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PAST EVENT: Rising Tides 2020

2020-02-25 13:00 to 2020-02-27 12:00
February 25, 2020


PAST EVENT: Rising Tides 2020

2020-02-25 13:00 to 2020-02-27 12:00
February 25, 2020



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The Schedule

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
TUESDAY - Registration When registering please make sure you have your Eventbrite ticket printed and a form of photo identification with you.
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
TUESDAY - Opening Ceremonies & Welcoming Comments
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm
TUESDAY - Targeted Attacks in the United Kingdom New Scotland Yard
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
TUESDAY - Emerging Global Trends to Financial Industry, Credit Suisse
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TUESDAY - Keynote Reception and Lite Fare Dinner with Gerald Roberts
8:15 am - 10:00 am
WEDNESDAY - Foreign Cybercriminals Targeting Your Community, US Secret Service
10:15 am - 12:00 pm
WEDNESDAY - Digital Criminalistics, FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
WEDNESDAY - Merrill Ledford Ponzi Scheme, FBI and Federal Housing Finance Agency
3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
WEDNESDAY - Drones in Criminal Activity, Unconventional Concepts, DHS Emergency Management, Bureau of Prisons, and DEA
8:15 am - 10:00 am
THURSDAY - Operation: Bull Money case study: Synthetic Identification in Money Laundering, FBI NY’s Money Laundering and Transnational Crime Unit
10:15 am - 12:00 pm
THURSDAY - Assessing Threatening Communications, Aquia Behavioral Consultants
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
THURSDAY - Social Media Targeting and Insider Threat case overviews, FBI Cyber
3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
THURSDAY - Cyberstalking Homicide case study, FBI and Delaware State Police