Sandra Peaston

Sandra Peaston

Director of Research and Development, Cifas

Biography

Sandra has a wealth of experience in fraud data analytics and a deep understanding of data sharing for the purposes of fraud prevention. She leads on Cifas research and development having previously overseen the insight function, delivering fraud-related research and intelligence, and is the author of Cifas’ annual report Fraudscape, which analyses current fraud trends in the UK. She has also overseen a team specialising in Government and law enforcement relationships supporting the police in investigating fraud and financial crime. Since 2016, she has been the co-Chair of the Understanding the Threat strand of the Home Office-led Joint Fraud Taskforce.

Fraud prevention in the age of data science
This session will cover the evolution of fraud prevention practices and examine the part that data science plays. It will look at where data science is currently used and where it can be used in the future, as well as critically looking at the moral and ethical implications.