Workshop A: Producing effective fraud risk management frameworks for a resilient response to unexpected crises

Tuesday  12 September 2023 

13.00 – 16.00

Producing effective fraud risk management frameworks for a resilient response to unexpected crises

In the current environment of uncertainty, public sector agencies are increasingly required to react quickly in response to crises, testing the limits of existing fraud controls and prevention strategies. Responding to fraud risks in emergency scenarios requires effective preparation, modern detection strategies, and collaboration throughout multiple agencies.

Building on sophisticated and unprecedented research from the United States Government Accountability Office, this workshop will arm your organisation with the skills and strategies required to combat fraud in an uncertain future. You will be invited to participate in an interactive session with a senior executive with decades of professional experience, developing your own approach to fraud control in a crisis scenario, based on frameworks used to detect hundreds of billions of dollars in fraudulent payments. This workshop will cover key insights and concerns throughout the fraud control space, including:

  • Establishing typical motivators and indicators of fraud.
  • Preparing your agency for fraudulent activity within unprecedented crises.
  • Developing an organisational fraud risk profile.
  • Creating sustainable and regularly updated fraud controls.
  • Sharing information between branches, departments, and international agencies.
  • Combatting fraud on multiple fronts with a mixture of traditional, technological, and investigatory fraud control strategies.

This workshop is an unmissable opportunity to activate the insights and strategies from the two-day conference, building on the foundations of cutting-edge research and strategies in the world’s largest and highest spending government system. You can’t afford to miss it!

 About your workshop leader:

 Seto Bagdoyan, Director Forensic Audits and Investigatory Services, US Government Accountability Office

Seto Bagdoyan is a Director in GAO’s Forensic Audits and Investigative Service team. He oversees audits to identify fraud, waste, and abuse. He also oversees the integrity of internal controls in various program areas, including health care, tax-debtors with security clearances, Hurricane Sandy disaster assistance, and concurrent military disability benefits.

Seto joined GAO in June 1987 in the in the Los Angeles Regional Office before transferring to Washington, D.C., in summer 1994. Previously, Seto was a legislative advisor in GAO’s Office of Congressional Relations where he covered the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. In his private-sector career, Seto held a number of senior positions in consultancies, most recently focusing on political risk and homeland security.

Seto earned an MBA in strategy from Pepperdine University and a BA degree in international relations and economics from Claremont McKenna College.