The Colorado Springs ACFE Chapter is dedicated to upholding the principles and values of the International ACFE Organization. Our mission, like that of our parent organization (the ACFE), is to reduce the incidence of fraud and white-collar crime through education, training and service programs designed to assist our membership and the business community with identification, apprehension, prosecution and deterrence of fraud.

As a local chapter, our members promote an enhanced awareness of fraud and white-collar crime prevention techniques in Southern Colorado. Our Members have the ability to network with other local ACFE members and participate in local training opportunities and are provided with quality professional development and educational resources. This service to the community is accomplished by a group of dedicated volunteers.  If you are interested in the prevention and detection fraud, we encourage you to become a member of our organization.  Membership information can be found here.  Please tell your friends and co-workers about us and ask them to consider joining our Chapter.

As you all know, the success of our Chapter relies, in part, on the commitment, experience and skill sets of our Board membership. Please consider running for a Board position, and feel free to contact any of the Board members with any questions.




Course Description


Please join us for a presentation by Dusty Dezell, CISO and learn about cybersecurity activities to be aware of and to practice at home and at work.  These quick and easy activities will help ensure your technology is secure and available when you need it.


By the end of the presentation, you will be able to:

  • Be aware of and practice 12 cybersecurity practices in a world where cybersecurity is a shared responsibility
  • Complete a self-assessment using individualized scorecards 
  • Have an enhanced awareness of safe cyber practices and knowledge of cyber security resources for use at home and work

About the Speaker:
As Security Officer, Dusty is accountable for the Cybersecurity, Enterprise Architecture, and Solution Engineering of the City network.  Dusty is an Air Force Veteran with more than 26 years of IT experience in the Department of Defense and local government.  This includes a background in Cybersecurity, System Administration, Program Management, IT Operations Management, and IT Service Management.  Dusty holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Networking.  He is a certified CISO and CISSP as well as, a PMP and ITIL Expert.
Meeting Information
This month's chapter meeting will be held on the second level of Stockmen’s Bank (25 N Cascade Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903).  We will have a boxed lunch that will be provided. 
There is a parking lot located in front of the building and parking tickets will be validated.  Lunch will begin at 12:00pm and the presentation begins at 12:30 pm.  The estimated presentation is approximately one and a half hours.  The cost is $20 for members, $30 for non-members and $15 for students with valid student ID.  Only cash or checks will be accepted at the door.
RSVP by Friday December 6, 2019 using this link (link is external)
Delivery Method: Group Live
CFE Recommended Field of Study: Cybersecurity practices and knowledge
Prerequisite: None
Knowledge Level: Overview
Advanced Preparation: None
Who Should Attend: Investigators, Fraud Examiners, Forensic Accountants, Auditors, Loss Prevention Professionals, Risk Managers, Bank Officers
Recommended CPE: 1