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Company: Redacted Firm
Job Title: Co-Founder, Head of Ethical Hacking
FC is a well-known ethical hacker and social engineer. He has been working in the infosec field for over 20 years and excels at circumventing access controls. He has held positions in his career such as Senior Penetration Tester as well as Head of Social Engineering and Physical Assessments for renowned penetration companies. As Head of Cyber Research for Raytheon Missile Systems, and having worked closely alongside intelligence agencies, he has cemented both his skillset and knowledge as well as helped steer governments take correct courses of action against national threats.
As an ethical hacker and social engineer, FC ‘breaks into’ hundreds of banks, offices and government facilities in the UK and Europe. His work demonstrating weaknesses in physical, personnel and digital controls assists organisations to improve their security. He is motivated by a drive to make individuals, organisations and countries more secure and better-able to defend themselves from malicious attack.
Now Co-Founder and Head of Ethical Hacking at Redacted Firm, he continues to perform valuable research into vulnerabilities. His client list involves major high-street banks in the UK and Europe, FTSE100 companies and multiple government agencies and security forces. FC frequently gives talks at corporate events, security conferences, universities and schools and focuses on teaching people of all ages the art of security in an engaging and impactful way. He co-founded the Surrey and Hampshire Hackspace as well as Defcon 441452. He has co-hosted many podcasts, been featured in the press and regularly writes articles for journals and blogs.
The hacker mindset: what we do in the shadows Wed 4th Oct 11:00 - 11:50
The hacker mindset: what we do in the shadows
Using anecdotes from his 20+ year career in ethical hacking, social engineering and physical assessments, FC will explore how you can use the hacker mindset to better defend your organisation. During this engaging and entertaining session you will take a glimpse into how FC has utilised breaking and entry, kidnap, electronics, hacking and persuasion to help organisations around the globe better-defend their estate, both digitaly and physically.
Time / Place
Wed 4th Oct 11:00 to 11:50