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Upcoming events

    • 26 May 2022
    • 12:30 - 13:30
    • Zoom Virtual Meeting
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    Exploring the possibilities with Open Source INTelligence

    Information is power and having access to the most accurate, up-to-date, and relevant intelligence is vital to a successful online investigation.

    In today’s technologically advanced world fraudsters have been utilising the internet to assist them in a multitude of online frauds including fake accounts, websites, or dark market sites to sell the proceeds of their crime.  To hide their identity fraudsters will use the internet and the opportunities it provides to reduce the chances of them getting caught.

    Whilst the internet provides fraudsters this opportunity to muddy the waters around them, it also offers an investigator the prospect of tracking the digital footprints left behind utilizing OSINT skills.  Open-Source INTelligence (OSINT) is becoming a vital source to the fraud investigator as it offers access to un-classified information including social networks, forums, business websites, blogs, videos, photos and news sources.

    Many organisations are now looking to OSINT for the prediction, prevention, investigation, and prosecution of fraudsters whilst looking to maximise their search without leaving digital footprints.  Dr Stephen Hill will be presenting the latest tools and techniques using open source intelligence and will demonstrate how to use it to trace suspects and witnesses as well as gathering intelligence on organisations and entities.

    Speaker Bio:

    Dr Stephen Hill, BSc (Hons), MLPI, CIIP, CFE, PhD. Managing Director, Hill Bingham Ltd

    Dr Stephen Hill is the managing director of Hill Bingham Ltd.  He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and expert trainer with over 25 years’ experience providing services to the private and public sector in fraud & cybercrime risk management, data security and internet investigations & open-source intelligence.

    Stephen spent 12 years as a Trustee Director of the Fraud Advisory Panel and is now a special advisor. He is an honorary member on the steering committee of the London Fraud Forum and sits on the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) UK Chapter committee. He is the co-director of Fraud Training Ltd an ACFE ‘Authorised Training Organisation’ and the exclusive provider of the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Exam Review Course for the United Kingdom.

    Stephen spent over 2 years training the National Crime Agency and their National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) and has since become a National Crime Agency Special advising on OSINT and internet investigations.

    He has spoken at conferences in the UK, Europe, UAE and SE Asia, US and Australia & New Zealand aimed at both corporate and regulatory sectors including running a special cyber security and OSINT course in Abu Dhabi for ADAA (Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority).  In addition, he has trained UK and European police forces including the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorist Group (SO15), Lithuania’s Cyber Crime Unit, Home Office and HMRC.

    • 01 Jun 2022
    • 12:30 - 13:30
    • Zoom Virtual Meeting
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    We're delighted to welcome back author Geoff White who will be talking about his latest book, The Lazarus HeistIn this staggering, global investigation, award-winning journalist Geoff White examines how North Korea's hackers have harnessed cutting-edge technology to launch a decade-long campaign of brazen and merciless raids on its richer, more powerful adversaries. He also explores the growing links between such cyber operations and the international networks of fraud and money laundering

    Speaker Bio:

    Election hacking, money laundering, billion-dollar cyber heists… author and investigative journalist Geoff White has covered it all.  His work’s been featured by BBC News, Audible, Sky News, The Sunday Times and many more.

    His new book, The Lazarus Heist – From Hollywood to High Finance: Inside North Korea’s Global Cyber War was adapted from the hit BBC podcast and will be published by Penguin Random House on 9 June 2022.

    His first book, Crime Dot Com, took readers inside the murky world of the digital underground, uncovering cybercrime’s emergence as today’s global threat. His podcast series for Audible, The Dark Web exposed the shadow internet created by the US military and now home to hackers, crooks and freedom fighters.

    The twists and turns of his investigations have informed and entertained audiences from music festivals to political party conferences, and his live phone-hacking stage show was a sell-out hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

    The Lazarus Heist is available to pre-order from Penguin Books


    • 04 Oct 2022
    • 17:00 - 18:00
    • Zoom virtual meeting
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    The Fraud Women's Network is delighted to have Laura Dymott, Senor Manager, Forensic Services, FRP Advisory Trading Limited talk about a typical day in the life of a forensic accountant. Laura will be talking about the types of issues that she deals with on a day to day basis, bringing it to life with an overview of some interesting case studies to highlight the nature of her role.  Laura will also be talking about her career journey and how she got to her current position and will be able to give advice for those new to this field.  This will be an interactive session, so if you would like to know more, please feel free to ask questions or add comments throughout the session. 

    Speaker Bio:
    Laura Dymott, Senior Manager, Forensic Services, FRP Advisory Trading Limited. Laura joined FRP in 2016 and is based in their London office as a Senior Manager in the forensic accounting and investigations team. Laura has a wide range of experience providing forensic, audit and advisory services to businesses and individuals across a range of industries. Her key strengths lie in leading forensic investigation matters while working alongside contentious insolvency and formal insolvency specialists, where FRP is appointed as insolvency practitioners. Such cases require a wide range of forensic analysis and the utilisation of the in-house document review platform Relativity to support legal claims. Laura has led the investigation team on several high-profile liquidations in the retail sector, assessing claims for professional negligence, director misfeasance and breach of duty.


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12 Apr 2022 Sanctions: to impose or not to impose
17 Feb 2022 If you love me you’ll invest in our future...
08 Feb 2022 Ransomware and Insuring Cyber in Times of Uncertainty
18 Nov 2021 Gin Tasting and Gin Quiz
28 Oct 2021 Christian Hunt - Human Risk, a Behavioural Science
15 Sep 2021 The Fraud Landscape: How it's changed; what we are seeing and what we are doing
01 Jul 2021 The impact of fraud on UK National Security, a RUSI perspective
09 Jun 2021 Online Harms: the Growing Threat for Economic Crime
20 Apr 2021 Lunch and Learn with The Eve Appeal, FWN's Affiliated Charity
24 Mar 2021 Law Enforcement through a Pandemic and a lighter hearted look at Criminal Masterminds
25 Feb 2021 Click this link: tackling the increasingly complex world of phone and email scams in the midst of a pandemic
19 Jan 2021 Imposter Syndrome: Taming our Inner Critic
10 Dec 2020 Developing Personal Resilience Workshop
14 Oct 2020 Stand & Deliver: Your Money for my Love? : The heart-breaking world of romance fraud
29 Sep 2020 Islands in the Stream: Tackling online piracy and fraud
27 Aug 2020 FWN Webinar with Mia Campbell and Zara Fisher, Fraud Advisory Panel
22 Jul 2020 FWN Webinar with Geoff White, Investigative Journalist and Author of Crime Dot Com
24 Jun 2020 Cabinet Office - COVID-19 Counter Fraud Response Team
12 Mar 2020 Fraud Women's Network 13th Annual Event: Internal Fraud - "Are our Employees our Biggest Threat"?
21 Nov 2019 Fraud Bingo!
10 Oct 2019 Stop, Challenge, Protect: the Authorised Push Payment scams debate
10 Sep 2019 Congratulations! You’re a winner! The murky world of prize scams.
03 Jul 2019 FWN Annual Summer Networking Drinks
11 Apr 2019 FWN Annual Event: Fraud Affecting the Vulnerable
21 Mar 2019 Prime Suspects: How can we protect IP on global shopping platforms:
14 Nov 2018 #Iamremarkable Workshop with Award Winning Coach Jenny Garrett
04 Oct 2018 Money Mules: "Mule cruelty - harming society"
11 Jul 2018 FWN Annual Summer Networking Drinks
06 Jun 2018 Finding and Investigating Digital Footprints with Open Source Intelligence
24 Apr 2018 FWN Annual Event: Fad, Fraud or Future? De-bunking the myth of Cryptocurrencies
20 Mar 2018 FWN & Fox Williams Debate the Gender Pay Gap
25 Jan 2018 FWN Quiz Night
29 Nov 2017 FWN and FRA Speed Mentoring Evening
21 Sep 2017 FWN Mentoring Dinner
06 Jul 2017 Annual FWN Summer Networking Drinks
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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