Excelsior College Hosts Virtual Fraud, Forensics, and Cybersecurity Executive Panel on November 18 with Siena College

Albany, N.Y. — Excelsior College will host a virtual panel discussion focused on emerging trends and careers in the fields of fraud, forensics, and cybersecurity on Wednesday, November 18 from 8:30–9:30 a.m. ET. This event, in collaboration with Siena College, will be moderated by Chelsea Diana, a reporter from the Albany Business Review.

The public is invited to join top leaders in the field as they discuss current trends and issues in fraud, forensics, and cybersecurity. Discussions will cover:

  • Major developments and issues in the fields of fraud, forensics, and cybersecurity, and how they impact different industries;
  • How organizations and individuals respond to changes within the fields;
  • Skills and competencies required for success in fraud, forensics, and cybersecurity careers; and
  • How market trends impact the labor force.

Panelists include:

  • Richard Peters, Senior Information Security Advisor, UHY LLP
  • John Roman, CIO, The Bonadio Group; President and COO, Bonadio’s Information Risk Management and Cybersecurity Division, FoxPointe Solutions
  • Matthew Miller, Principal in the New York Office of KPMG LLP’s U.S. Cyber Security Services Financial Services
  • Amelia Estwick, Director, National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College

“We are pleased to again participate with Dean Scott Dolan and Excelsior College to present a panel discussion on topics of global concern: fraud, forensics and cybersecurity,” said Chester Brearey, professor of accounting and director, Master of Science in Accountancy with Data & Analytics at Siena College. “Incidents of fraud are escalating in frequency, duration, and complexity. Hardly a day goes by without a news story about another breach. Our panelists and moderator will elicit not only conversation but will offer statements and questions for the purpose of eliciting a spirited dialogue.”

“The job market for people with skills in fraud, forensics, and cybersecurity is expected to grow dramatically over the next few years. Even prior to the pandemic, the world economy was going through a radical restructuring brought on by the development and increased adoption of emerging technologies,” stated Scott Dolan, dean, School of Graduate Studies, Excelsior College. Dolan continued, “Mobile and cloud, advancements in computing power, the growth of big data, along with the emergence of robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things are changing how we consume, produce, and distribute goods and services. And they have radically changed the amount of data at our disposal, and how we collect and manage information. But the access to this information has raised corresponding organizational and individual concerns about how we protect our data, ensure our privacy, and ethically manage information. We are excited to offer a panel series focused on how these trends are impacting various industries, and what is needed for people to gain access to careers in these high-demand fields.”

To register to attend this event, visit  https://excelsior.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_01eb1_5-SPKe-ujDcl5B-A


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Media Contact Excelsior College:

Alicia Jacobs, ajacobs@excelsior.edu, 518-410-4624


Media Contact Siena College

Lisa Witkowski, lwitkowski@siena.edu, 518-859-8632



Excelsior College (excelsior.edu) is an accredited, not-for-profit online college focused on helping adults complete their degrees and advance their careers. The college contributes to the development of a diverse, educated, and career-ready society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals historically underrepresented in higher education. Founded in 1971, Excelsior meets students where they are — academically and geographically — removing obstacles to the educational goals of adults pursuing continuing education and degree completion. Our pillars include innovation, flexibility, academic excellence, and integrity. Learn more at excelsior.edu.



Siena College is a private, co-educational liberal arts college in the Franciscan and Catholic tradition. Siena is committed to offering the Education for a Lifetime for a new generation of leaders eager to create a more just, peaceful and humane world. This education empowers them through a transformative journey of intellectual, spiritual and personal discovery.

Founded in 1937, Siena offers 36 majors, 80-plus minors and certificates, and prestigious joint-degree programs in liberal arts, science and business. A wide range of student activities join with immersive service learning, research opportunities, extensive study abroad options and an NCAA Division I athletic program in providing more than 3,000 students the opportunity to prepare for a lifetime of making a difference.