SPEAKERS - Cyber Secure Forum | Forum Events Ltd


June 2024

James Potter, Director – The LinkedIn Man

“How do dark actors use LinkedIn against you?”

Data is precious, access even more, but many have a LinkedIn “blind” spot. This talk will highlight how it is used against you and how you might use it to help.

  • Highlighting potential areas of exposure and risk
  • Exposing where you can leak (unintentionally) through LinkedIn
  • Sharing how it can be used against you and for you
  • Examples of real life use (positive and negative)
  • Five actions to take away and do

Graham Day, Program Manager – CyberGuardian

“Protecting organisations & interests through social engineering threat awareness, managing predominant cyber risks & cyber insurance premiums whilst embedding cyber CSR, next generational awareness and human risk management”

Progressive, holistic security achieved through human risk management, applied proactively in conjunction with cyber security risk management, to manage cyber insurance, embed cyber CSR for the betterment of society and to curtail the wanton criminalisation of the internet

  • Empowering individuals personally develops the vested interest in security
  • Informed individuals and enabled employees are security partners and inherent security multipliers
  • Reduced security exposure could and should be insurance quantifier
  • Empowering individuals is the foundation of common core competence for the betterment of society
  • Empowering society reduces target environment to potentially negate juvenile threat actors

Alex Wood, CEO – Reform Courses

“How I would use AI to rob you!”

Alex Wood is a reformed hyper-prolific financial criminal who now leads the financial sector, Government and law enforcement in its response to fraud.

  • In this session, Alex will talk candidly about his past and his use of deep social engineering tactics to steal millions of pounds for unsuspecting victims.
  • He will then show how fraudsters are embracing Generative AI and how he would deploy AI to commit multiple frauds, simultaneously – and all at arms length.

Anthony Garrett MSc CMAS F.CMI, F.ISRM, AfCGI, AfCIIS, Risk Management Specialist – Essex County Council

“Cyber defence and why it is needed before it’s too late”

Presentation engages on what is required in cyber security infrastructure and behaviours to deter and defend against attack as the impact to modern businesses and organisations of being infiltrated, information and data intercepted, stolen or held at ransom is costly in money and reputation.

  • Understand source of threats
  • Incentives for attack
  • Cyber defence – permission by exception not as a rule.
  • Impacts
  • Prepare to defend

November 2024

Ali Jaffri – Head of IT Infrastructure and Cybersecurity – Diabetes UK

“Adding business value with Business Continuity Management”


  • Dealing with Business Continuity as part of Risk Management
  • How to balance Costs vs Security
  • Being aware of cloud related dependencies
  • Being prepared for Incidents