Cyber Security Awareness Month
Recognised and marked in the USA and in a number of countries, October marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
The month is designed to help companies to recognise and understand more about how viruses work, risks to avoid, and tips to keep your computer safe and stresses the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and in the workplace.
If you looking for a speaker to mark this month – these are some of the speakers we work with.
Bennett Arron is an award-winning writer, stand-up comedian, and speaker on Identity Theft, Fraud, and GDPR. Several years ago, Bennett was in serious debt. He owed thousands of pounds to phone companies, banks, and department stores. Only it wasn’t him. Bennett was the first major victim of Identity Theft in the UK. The crime left him penniless and homeless.
Years later, Bennett wrote, directed, and presented the Channel 4 Documentary How To Steal An Identity in which he stole the identity of the Home Secretary. The Documentary was described as ‘Fascinating and Disturbing’ and was ‘Pick of The Week’ in all the major press. Bennett was subsequently shortlisted for a BAFTA – and taken in for ‘questioning’ by Scotland Yard! As a result of the programme, the Driving Licence Application Form had to be changed.
Bennett now tours the world telling his disturbingly true yet funny account of what it’s like to have your identity stolen and revealing the devastating consequences of making a documentary ‘in the public interest’.
Charlie McMurdie is the former Head of Scotland Yards of Economic and Cyber Crime, and a respected conference speaker on cybersecurity and online crime. As head of the Police Central e-crime Unit and National Cybercrime programmes, Charlie was the UK’s top law enforcement officer in the international world of hacking, cybercrime, and online fraud
She led the cybercrime and cyber terrorism response for numerous international investigations including delivering the 2012 Olympics cyber response while providing over £1.8 billion harm prevention.
Gary Hibberd is a Cyber Security Expert and speaker, with over 25 years of experience in technology, Data Protection and Cybersecurity. He is the co-founder of ‘Consultants Like Us’, a Cybersecurity and Information Governance Consultancy dedicated to helping organisations improve their security.
He is a practitioner in Cybersecurity and Data Protection with over 25 years in IT, and a background of working with large and small organisations to improve their technical, physical, and human security. Gary is a Consultant who specialises in helping organisations implement security-related frameworks and regulations like NIST, ISO27001, ISO22301 and GDPR, and the UK DPA2018. Gary has developed security training and awareness programmes for organisations, focusing on strategy, tactics, and operational effectiveness.
Ian Murphy is a cybersecurity expert, stand-up comedian, and speaker who provides engaging and entertaining talks on the cyber world (for the tech-savvy and non tech-savvy) Hailing from Liverpool, after his failed attempt to become a professional footballer Ian fell into security with a career that started in the early ’90s at the Ministry of Defence. He staggered drunkenly into the dot com bubble before worming his way into vendor land and a career in pre-sales and product management.
Before long he felt the pull of entrepreneurship and for the past 16 years, he has worked in many different industries and in many different security roles.
His latest venture, CyberOff, breathes life into cyber security training. By creating unforgettable videos that help the non-tech savvy stay safe online by increasing their cyber smarts.
Oscar O’Connor is an internationally recognised expert and speaker in information/cyber security and resilience, working with clients to deliver value and societal benefit from their investments in technology and cybersecurity
With more than 20 years of experience as an executive and non-executive director, charity trustee, and board advisor in both private and public sectors, Oscar provides practical and achievable direction on addressing cybersecurity, privacy, and information technology risks at the individual, organisational and societal levels, with long-term, sustainable solutions.
Jamie Woodruff is an ethical hacker and is considered to be one of the leading authorities and speakers on hacking and cybersecurity.
Jamie Woodruff came into the public eye when he successfully hacked Facebook as part of a student competition at Bangor University where he was studying computer information systems. He has since uncovered security holes in numerous high-profile operations, including Kim Kardashian’s website, which he hacked to reveal that it was putting her fans’ data at serious risk.
Jamie is a director of a Metrics Cloud specialising in training, penetration testing, and recruitment. He is also the cyber safety advisor for the Cyber Smile Foundation which specialises in online cyberbullying.
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