In the early nineties technology began to advance at a rapid rate which changed our daily lives. New ways of Banking, Communicating, Shopping, Dating etc. were created. Driven by competition as well as the new world market, the speed of change has only increased. The acronyms and many new terms commonly used today were born out of a need to speak about the things one is doing using technology. In Canada alone there are over twenty eight million cell phones and the world offers over three million “apps” for use with your phone. The majority of the population including people managing a variety of companies simply could not stay current. Not only did this large gap in knowledge provided an ideal opportunity for criminals to prey on victims with anonymity but also created a world target rich environment. During the first session (second session February 24, 2016) you will review the technological methods criminals use to commit fraudulent acts.
Alexander Fishbein is recently retired police detective with thirty eight years of policing experience. At the start of his career Alex served in the uniform branch of policing which included several years with the Tactical and Rescue Unit. The latter 27yrs of his career Alex was in the Investigative Area of Policing. During his investigative career Alex was an Operational Supervisor as well as a Lead Investigator in many units such as Homicide, Robbery, Fraud, Violent Crime, Sexual Assault and Drugs. In addition to his duties Alex conducted Forensic Examinations on seized computers, investigated Internet related crimes, and conducted training in relation to Internet and Computer Crime Investigations.
A recipient of several law enforcement awards and more than two dozen Commendations for outstanding police work, Alex was recognized as an early adopter of computer technology within the law enforcement environment. In the early 1990s Alex developed an intense interest in utilizing computers to optimize investigation, streamline procedures and increase accuracy. During his long career Alex developed a number of investigative computer systems and in 2010 was awarded “Excellence in Innovation Award” for designing and implementing a computerized electronic brief system used across the Halton Regional Police Service.
Presently Alex is a Senior Investigator with IRM, a Forensic Computer Examiner with Symmetry Investigation Services, teaches a number of online courses (Durham College DE faculty), classes at Sheridan College (partial-load Professor), and completed yet another accreditation (CCFE) in Computer Forensic Examination.