Finding and Investigating Digital Footprints with Open Source Intelligence

  • 06 Jun 2018
  • 17:30 - 20:30
  • Kroll Associates UK, Nexus Place, 25 Farringdon Street London, EC4A 4AB

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The Fraud Women's Network next event, on Wednesday 6 June 2018, is on Open Source Intelligence (OSINT):"Finding and Investigating Digital Footprints with Open Source Intelligence" which is kindly being hosted by Kroll UK

Our esteemed speakers, Benedict Hamilton, Managing Director, Investigations and Disputes of Kroll UK and Dr Stephen Hill, BSc (Hons), MLPI, CIIP, PhD Managing Director of Hill Bingham Ltd will be exploring and talking about how deep net investigations have been instrumental in breaking / solving fraud and counterfeit cases, and identifying anonymous actors on the internet; and, an introduction to the concept of OSINT and how the web can be split into three sectors (surface, deep and dark) with some examples of overt tools available and how criminals currently use this technology whilst considering our own privacy as an investigator/researcher.

Programme:

17:30 to 18:30 - Registration and Networking Reception
18:30 to 19:30 - Speakers and Q&A
19:30 to 20:30 - Networking Reception

Speaker Bios:

Benedict Hamilton is a Managing Director in Kroll’s global Investigations and Disputes practice. Based in London, he leads Kroll’s Business and Cyber Investigations team for the EMEA region, specializing in digital investigations, including open source, and the tools and methodologies that enable clients to combat cyber crime, leaks of confidential information, counterfeiting, and intellectual property (IP) theft.

Benedict started working for Kroll in 1999 and has assisted clients in obtaining vital information in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe as an investigation specialist. Recently, he has been instrumental in developing new ways for civil and criminal methodologies to complement each other for clients, sometimes combined with litigation funding. Benedict has been part of an NCA working group looking at this issue since January 2015.

Prior to joining Kroll, Benedict spent 12 years producing investigative television programmes for the BBC and Channel 4, and was twice Channel 4’s nomination for Royal Television Society (RTS) best journalism awards for programmes on Northern Irish terrorism and Combat 18.

Dr Stephen Hill is an expert trainer and consultant with over 20 years’ experience providing services to the private and public sector in fraud (cyber) risk management, data security/protection and internet investigations & open source intelligence. 

Stephen spent over 11 years working for a top national firm of chartered accountants heading the Fraud and Forensic Group, leading an expert body advising clients on prevention, detection and recovery of fraudulent assets, working closely with the police, HMRC and private sector.

He is a Trustee Director of the Fraud Advisory Panel and chairs the Fraud Advisory Panel's Cybercrime Working Group with colleagues from the public, private, and third sectors. He is an honorary member on the steering committee of the London Fraud Forum, the founder of Snowdrop Consulting and sits on the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners UK Chapter committee. 

Dr Hill has spoken at conferences in the UK, Europe, UAE and SE Asia aimed at both corporate and regulatory sectors.  He has recently returned from a tour of Australia and New Zealand visiting the major cities and speaking to audiences on the risks of cyber-crime and the importance of open source intelligence. In addition he has trained UK and European police forces (including Operation Podium in the buildup to the 2012 Olympics), the National Crime Agency, Home Office, private-sector fraud units, not-for-profit organisations, and major world banks, telecommunication companies and retailers. 

He has written for several well-known publications, including The Sunday Times, Accountancy Magazine, FS Focus, Recovery Journal, Charity Finance, and the Solicitors Journal, and commented on Radio 5 and the BBC's Real Story. Stephen has contributed to many fraud and risk management publications, including CIMA's Fraud Risk Management: A Guide to Good Practice. 

Stephen has published a book called Corporate Fraud: Prevention & Detection by Bloomsbury Professional with practical advice on all aspects of fraud and how to prevent it, with the royalties going to the charity Victim Support. He is currently working on a new publication on open source intelligence and internet based investigations. 

With an appointment as a Volunteer to the City of London police Economic Crime Directorate, Stephen assists fraud investigators with the aid of online investigation techniques.  In addition he is an associate lecturer at the Economic Crime Academy at the City of London police running foundation and advanced level internet investigation and open source intelligence courses. Stephen speaks to schools on the dangers of the Internet in line with his role as a safeguarding and child protection governor at his local primary school.

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