I am a Cyber Security Specialist as well as the Spokesperson for ESET, Europe’s number one Internet Security and Antivirus company. I am also a well respected industry expert who regularly comments on a range of cyber security stories in publications such as The Independent, BBC, The Times and Forbes. I am frequently asked to give my opinion, advice and analysis on stories featuring a security or technology angle. Head over to my media page to view some of the articles I have contributed to.
Speaking on BBC News, June 2021
I previously worked in the police force for 14 years investigating computer crime in the Digital Forensics Unit and Cyber Crime Team in Dorset. I investigated 100s of crimes and spent much of my time in Crown Court producing digital evidence for a abundance of different offences ranging from fraud to murder.
In 2016 I was asked by Dorset Police to pilot a Home Office scheme whereby local forces were funded to implement cyber security advisors in order to make their local communities more resilient to ever increasing cyber threats. I was tasked with visiting companies across the county in order to help protect them and make them better protected to online threats.
Between my time in the police and at ESET, I have a catalogue of stories including murder investigations, breaking encryption, social engineering and even gaining entry to company networks ethically. Penetration testing with the police was a fantastic way of getting the message across to businesses who simply had their heads firmly in the sand.
I currently offer virtual and live engaging and informative talks to businesses and conferences across the UK which include techniques to better protect your business in a highly entertaining way. I have delivered dozens of talks across the country to large organisations such as Vodafone, The Bank Of England and Facebook as well as at conferences such as InfoSec and Digital Transformation (DX) Expo.
I am currently offering the following talks:
How to Hack A Police Station Experience how I socially engineered my way into a police station and hack into their network, with a “Get Out Of Jail Free Card”!
HackedIn Via LinkedIn Find out how I phished a CEO of a company via LinkedIn and find and was able to manipulate him to give me his passwords and other security info.
How To Hire A Hitman On The Dark Web Find out why multi factor authentication is important whilst learning about the Dark Web and then how I used the SIM Swap scam on my friend.
Hack Anyone’s WhatsApp Learn how I can take over anyone’s WhatsApp and then the damage that could potentially be caused by doing so. But more importantly, learn how to protect your account.
Is Your Dishwasher Trying To Kill You? In an increasingly connected world, Jake has looked into the potential hacks and data leaks in smart devices that malicious actors could exploit to target unsuspecting victims…. but is your dishwasher out to kill you?
If you would like to discuss any of these further or hear one of my talks then please get in touch.
I have spoken on numerous national and international TV including BBC 1 (Panorama), BBC News Channel, Channel 5, GB News, France 24, Euronews and Canadian CBC
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