I am a Cyber Security Specialist 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 stories in publications such as The Guardian, The BBC, The Independent and Forbes. I am usually asked to give my opinion, advice and analysis on stories featuring a security or technology angle. Head over to my comments page to view the articles I have contributed to.
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 from fraud to murder.
In 2016 I was asked by my police force 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 engaging and informative talks to business and conferences across the UK which include techniques to better protect your business in a highly entertaining way. I have
given dozens of talks across the country including large companies such as Vodafone, The Bank Of England and Facebook.
I am currently offering the following talks:
How to Hack A Police Station: Learn how I socially engineered my way into a police station and hack into their network,
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.
If you would like to hear one of my talks then please get in touch.
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