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We are excited to kick off our series of Meet The Experts. In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, understanding the traditional outlook of financial fraud, crime, and cybersecurity incidents is paramount. Our first event this year, introduced by expert Dr. Vahab Iranmanesh and led by Dr. Shashanko Roy, will delve into the critical intersection of Cybersecurity and Fraud. Indeed, this session aims to unravel the intricacies of these challenges, delving into the nuanced differences between them. As we navigate through the complexities, we will explore innovative ways to integrate technology solutions, particularly emphasizing the role of data analytics and integrated risk management methodologies. Join us on this journey as we unravel the past, grasp the present, and illuminate the way forward in fortifying our defenses against the ever-growing threats of cybersecurity breaches and financial fraud.

About the presenters

Eng. Shashanko Roy is a high-impact cybersecurity leader with over 20 years of experience, showcasing proven excellence in fortifying organizations’ cybersecurity postures. Currently serving as the Director in Cybersecurity Services, he specializes in strategic planning, roadmap design, and providing direction on cybersecurity and GRC transformation engagements.

With a rich background in renowned companies such as KPMG and Mashreq Bank, Shashanko has led numerous high-profile cybersecurity projects, demonstrating exceptional skills in designing and implementing Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) solutions. His career at KPMG, both in the United States and India, has seen him play pivotal roles as a cybersecurity consultant, Director, and Global Head of GRC and Controls. Eng. Shashanko has made an indelible mark in the field of cybersecurity, particularly in fostering innovative cultures and continuous learning.

At KPMG, he played a key role in creating a unified controls framework based on various cybersecurity standards, successfully implemented through the ServiceNow GRC platform.

Dr. Vahab Iranmanesh is an experienced cybersecurity professional with a sixteen-year background in IT and education. His experience ranges from penetration testing to digital forensics, from malware analysis to threat hunting and threat intelligence. Dr. Vahab has made significant contributions to education by imparting knowledge on a variety of subjects, including cybersecurity, ethical hacking, and cyber threat intelligence.

His influence extends to such esteemed institutions as Sunway University (Malaysia), EC-Council (Malaysia), UCM College (UK). Today, as the Programme Leader of our Master’s in Cyber Security, Digital Forensics and Crime Analysis, Dr. Vahab leverages his extensive background and passion for education by playing a key role in training the next generation of cybersecurity professionals, ensuring that they are well equipped to navigate an ever-changing landscape.


Join us on 09 February at 18:30 CEST. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights from Dr. Vahab Iranmanesh and Dr. Shashanko Roy. Join us as we navigate the evolving landscape of cybersecurity with two distinguished professionals at the helm.

About the series
Meet the Experts is a series of events organised by the European Forensic Institute to bring together professionals and students in the field of forensic science. In this series, we aim to introduce interested parties to the many aspects of Forensic Sciences including Digital Forensics, Forensic Engineering, Intelligence, Fraud, Counterfeiting, Crime Scene Investigation and more. Our guests will be speaking about various topics related to their field covering their everyday work, industry best practices, forensic innovation, cutting-edge technology and more.

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