Events



Upcoming events

    • 06 Jul 2017
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • Babble City, 45 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1H

    We are hosting our Annual FWN Summer Networking Drinks on 6 July 2017 at Babble City, located at 45 Old Broad, London EC2N 1H.  We do hope you can come and join us.  

    We will also be announcing the winner of the Stella Walsh Award, which is kindly being sponsored by Cifas at the Event.  So another reason to come and join us, not only to network with your industry peers but also to celebrate and raise a glass to the Winner!

    This event is for FWN Members, however, guests are welcome as long as they pay the nominal fee of £10.00 which will go to our affiliated charity, The Eve Appeal.  If you wish to bring a guest, please register them when you do, as this assists with administration.

    We look forward to seeing you on 6 July 2017.

    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 18:00 - 22:00
    • The Piano Lounge, 155 Bar and Kitchen, 155 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AD
    • 25

    Our next FWN Mentoring Dinner, will be held in The Piano Lounge at 155 Bar and Kitchen, 155 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AD 
    www.155barandkitchen.com on Thursday 21 September 2017.

    Another opportunity to meet with your peers, enjoy dinner and listen to and chat with our very special guests: 

    Sharon BarberDirector of IT Cyber Security & Risk at Lloyds Banking Group. Sharon joined Lloyds Bank in 1985, and spent her early career understanding the Clearings Operation before moving into IT in 1994. Sharon “learnt the trade” in IT as an IT Systems Programmer, before moving onto Senior Management roles in Production Support, Infrastructure Delivery, Service and Contract Management.  Sharon’s specialism is transformation and delivery. She led a two year programme, beginning in 2009 to integrate the HBoS and Lloyds TSB Distributed Platforms, before being appointed Group IT Security Director in December 2011, to run the day to day function and transform the IT Security position of LBG. She led a three year programme to implement standardised controls, improve technical solutions and enhance the people capability across the Group.  Sharon was appointed as Group IT Cyber Security & Risk Director in August 2015 taking on the oversight of risk and control activities within Group IT. Sharon currently leads the Group IT Cyber Security & Major Risk Programmes team which, alongside her Cyber Security responsibilities, sees her managing three major IT risk reduction programmes: Cyber, Technology Currency and IT Resilience.

    Mark Ward: Mark is an ex-military man and has a successful career spanning over 30 years.  Since 2002 Mark has operated as an independent fraud, risk and security consultant under the banner of Predator IT. Mark has gained a wealth of experience from both mid, senior and executive management standpoints, covering many different activities related to fraud, risk and security.  He is a highly experienced and pragmatic consultant and is expert in the fields of Information / Cyber and Operational Risk Management, IT Security, Fraud, Cyber/e-Crime, Incident/Crisis Management, Physical Security and Intelligence Management. Mark is currently the CISO for Vanquis Bank.  He has worked across many sectors including financial services, insurance, telecoms and utilities, providing him with a rare an unique set of skills and experience.

    Sharon will talk about her achievements, obstacles encountered, how she has overcome them and difficulties associated with being a woman in her profession. 

    Looking at it from a very different perspective, Mark will talk about the challenges he faces when hiring and what he looks for in candidates (from junior to senior level in the security industry).

    You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences too!

    The cost? A mere £35.00 (inclusive of VAT) to FWN Members which includes bubbles on arrival, a fabulous 3 course dinner, wine, soft drinks and coffee and, of course, the opportunity to meet with your peers and listen to and speak with our special guests.

    The evening will commence with reception drinks at 18.00 hours, dinner at 19.00 and will finish around 22.00 hours. We only have 24 places available and will be offered on a first come first serve basis, so to avoid disappointment and to ensure your place at this exclusive dinner, please book and pay now (either by PayPal, bank transfer or cheque). Upon receipt of payment, we shall send you a copy of the menu from which you can select your menu choices.


Past events

25 May 2017 Better Together: the power of collaboration in fighting Payment Fraud
04 Apr 2017 Fraud Women's Network 10 Year Anniversary and Annual Event
21 Feb 2017 The Dark Arts: the unlawful trade in art, antiquities and cultural property
06 Dec 2016 Charity Fraud
02 Nov 2016 Follow the Money
29 Sep 2016 FWN Quiz Night
14 Jul 2016 Annual FWN Summer Networking Drinks
08 Jun 2016 Data Breaches: The internal perspective and dealing with the aftermath
13 Apr 2016 FWN 10th Annual Event: Fraud and Counter Terrorism
28 Jan 2016 FWN Mentoring Dinner
12 Nov 2015 At What Cost?: Joint FWN Event with DLA Piper
20 Oct 2015 Island Getaway: demystifying offshore fraud investigations
17 Sep 2015 Airing the Dirty Laundry - Money Launderers’ Secrets Exposed
16 Jul 2015 FWN Summer Networking Drinks, Thursday 16 July 2015
02 Jul 2015 Rogue Traders
21 May 2015 Mentoring Dinner
28 Apr 2015 FWN Annual Event - Are You the Weakest Link? Fraud Scams: Victims and Vulnerability in the Modern Age
03 Feb 2015 Dial F for Fraud: Mobile Technology, Safety and Security
08 Oct 2014 From Russia With Love
30 Jul 2014 Summer Drinks Party
11 Jun 2014 Why Public Sector Fraud Matters to YOU!
07 May 2014 FWN Quiz Night in aid of The Eve Appeal
09 Apr 2014 In Our Hands and Off the Street: Changing Behaviour to Stay Safe Online
06 Mar 2014 Fraud Women's Network Annual Event: Cyber Crime "HazSpam"
27 Nov 2013 FWN Annual Mentoring Dinner
26 Nov 2013 Insider Fraud
23 Oct 2013 Mentoring Dinner
12 Sep 2013 Investigative Psychology
18 Jul 2013 FWN Networking Summer Cocktail Party
27 Mar 2013 "Fighting Fraud Together" How Government and Banks CAN Work in Harmony!
07 Mar 2013 "Mission: Impostor" Social engineering - it is an art, but how do we defeat it?
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