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Friday, April 20, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Registration: 8:00 AM

The Hanover Manor16 Eagle Rock Avenue
East Hanover, NJ 07936

CPE Credits

  • 4.00 CPE Credits in CS


Free Event
This event is part of the Essex Chapter Season Pass - 2017/18 event bundle.
Do you have a plan in place for protecting yourself against fraud in the digital age? Hear the latest trends and learn how to protect yourself and your clients in this informative session.


Earn 4 CPE credits in CS.


Technology Disaster Planning and Recovery

Michael Markulec - Harbor Technology Group

In this session, the speaker will discuss:

  • The current threat landscape
  • Implementing a cybersecurity program
  • Best practices for small business and sole practitioners


Fraud in the Digital Age
Michael Bernstein - K2Intelligence

In this session, the speaker will discuss:

  • How technology has advanced fraud campaigns
  • How fraud detection professionals can use technology to monitor and investigate fraud and corruption
  • The limitations of technology on both sides of the battlefield
  • Strategies for keeping fraud at bay




Advance Preparation


Additional Notes

$14 late fee will be applied on and after 4/19. Season Pass holders must register for each event.

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Michael Bernstein

Michael K. Bernstein, CPA, CGMA, CFE
Director, Forensic Accounting, Investigation and Disputes

Michael K. Bernstein is a director with K2 Intelligence’s Investigations and Disputes practice. Combining over a decade of experience in public accounting, private finance and operational management, forensic accounting and fraud investigation, and risk management and advisory, he leads a variety of investigatory and advisory assignments for government, corporate, and high-net-worth individual clients.

At K2 Intelligence, Michael contributes to the protection of clients’ financial, operational, and reputational interests through engagements that identify and investigate fraud, waste, and abuse, quantify losses and prepare evidence of allegations of financial crimes, and develop and improve internal controls and compliance programs to deter misappropriations. Michael is also experienced in corporate contests, disputes and litigation, information security, and data analytics cases. He has assessed anti-money laundering, internal audit, and internal controls programs of global banks on behalf of government regulators and has evaluated internal controls over federal grant management for major city disaster response and recovery efforts. Michael also lead the initial audit over operational effectiveness of a major provider of outsourced banking anti-money laundering solutions, providing assurance over accuracy and completeness of background checks, site security and access control, business continuity and disaster recovery, and regulatory compliance.

Michael started with K2 Intelligence as Director of Finance, where he provided financial and operational insight to inform key decisions that fueled the organization’s growth. He also guided practitioners through client engagements and advised the firm’s various practices on engagement management.

Prior to joining K2 Intelligence, Michael served as the accounting manager of a fixed-base operator at Teterboro Airport, where, following the organization’s purchase by Goldman Sachs, he built its Accounting and Finance Department that provided timely, precise financial and operational reporting and insight. He also supervised airport operations, secured airport assets, and worked with various state and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure facilities security during special events.

Michael began his career with Sobel & Co., LLC, a regional public accounting firm, where he managed a diverse range of audit, tax, and consulting clients in the financial services, retail, manufacturing, distribution, real estate management, construction, services, and not-for-profit sectors. At Sobel, Michael served as the Senior Auditor in Charge of the Brokers and Dealers in Securities, Investment Advisors, and Pension Plan Groups, and Quality Control Reviewer of the Internal Controls Audit Group.

Michael received a B.S. in Accounting and Entrepreneurship from Hofstra University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He serves as active director on the NJ Society of CPAs Essex Chapter Executive Board and as a Director on the Advisory Board of the Arc of Essex County.

Michael Markulec

Michael Markulec
Harbor Technology Group

Michael Markulec is partner and co-founder of Harbor Technology Group. He has advised senior government officials (DoD, DHS, ODNI) on cyber policy, critical infrastructure protection, and the global threat landscape in this capacity and at previous senior level management positions. Michael is a sought after speaker and presenter on a variety of networking and security topics, most notably security issues and mandates in the federal government, such as IPv6 transition and cybersecurity. He has published dozens of articles and technical papers on cybersecurity ranging from SCADA manufacturing system vulnerabilities to protecting international financial transactions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Norwich University and a master’s degree in business from Duke University – The Fuqua School of Business. In addition, Michael is a dedicated public servant, serving in the Army, as mayor of Hopewell Township, New Jersey, and as an elected member of the Hopewell Valley Regional School District school board.

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