20/10/20 - Virtual Branch Meeting 20.5

20/10/20 - Virtual Branch Meeting 20.5
Criminals and Con Artists: Real life Stories of Cyber crime and Social Engineering Exploits

Virtual Branch Meeting 20.5

Criminals and Con Artists: Real life Stories of Cyber crime and Social Engineering Exploits


John Amer, BT - CIISec North West Branch Chair
John is currently the “Incubator Manager” for BT’s Security CTO Office working with business clients to select and integrate security solutions for hybrid cloud environments. With over 30 years working in network and 20 years of that concentrating on security John believes integrity and “giving back”, both personal and within a technical solution is the key to ensuring ongoing relevance.

John’s passion is technology and most of the roles he’s held involve either a direct technology link or running a small team who are passionate about what they do. He has however had a few kinks in his career such as project manager for an international network and manager of the “Global Banking and Finance Sector” network security design team.

John holds both CISSP and CCSP qualifications. He is an active Cisco CCIE with over 20 years tenure and currently helps Cisco as a member of the CCIE Council to maintain the relevance and integrity of the exam. He is also an occasional contributor to #init6, an on-line collaboration to encourage adoption of technical skills in automation and programmability as well as being CIISec North West branch chair.

Detective Superintendent Neil Jones, Head of Cyber Security and innovation at the Cyber Resilience Centre for Greater Manchester

Detective Superintendent Neil Jones, is Head of Cyber Security and innovation at the Cyber Resilience Centre for Greater Manchester, and is a Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) and Nationally Accredited Kidnap & Extortion Manager. As the Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) for Cybercrime for the North West,  Neil maintains close links with Greater Manchester Police (GMP), the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU) and local forces to provide accessible, consistent government backed advice, training and support to organisations of all sizes. Neil’s experience has seen him work across a diverse range of police roles, including Local Policing, Cyber & Economic Crime, Serious & Organised Crime, Criminal Investigations and Public Protection. In 2014 Neil graduated from Warwick Business School with a Master of Science (MSc) in Leadership & Management. 



Geoff White, Investigative Journalist and author of best selling book, Crime Dot Com

Investigative journalist Geoff White has spent more than a decade covering technology for BBC News, Channel 4 News, The Sunday Times and many others. 
Crime Dot Com, his best-selling book on cybercrime, was described as “brilliantly researched and written” by Jon Snow of Channel 4 News. His exclusives have revealed tech’s impact on our lives: the controversial police use of facial recognition; the failure of artificial intelligence therapy apps; hi-tech call centre scams that have cost victims their lives’ savings; and fraud in the internet dating industry. 

Mike Fortune, Subject Matter Expert Security Behaviours  & Social Engineering - Security Behaviours  and BT Security - Protect BT Services & Operations - Security Behaviours & Engagement 

21 years BT 
8 Years Cyber & Physical security
16 years background behavioural change, leadership development, coaching, communication   
16 years background behavioural psychology , Cyber psychology, Behavioural science 
200+ ethical social engineering attacks completed  

Skills and areas of expertise include to name a few  
Social engineering 
Facial emotional recognition 
Behavioural analysis
Deception,  Lie detection 
Body language 
Master practitioner NLP 
Psychology of influence 
Cognitive behavioural therapist   
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10/20/2020 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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