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FC, freakyclown keynote speaker

FC aka Freakyclown

    • Renowned ethical hacker and social engineer
    • Co-Founder of the cyber security company Cygenta
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In Person-Fee 🛈

$15,000 - $20,000

Virtual Fee:

$7,500 and Under

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How I Rob Banks - Trailer

How I Rob Banks - Trailer

BBC - Fake Britain - FC (Subtitled)

BBC - Fake Britain - FC (Subtitled)

FC aka Freakyclown Speaker Biography

FC is a renowned ethical hacker and social engineer, as well as a global keynote speaker and author. He has been working in the cyber security field for over 25 years and has helped thousands of banks, governments and other organizations advance their security.

FC is a Co-Founder of the cyber security company Cygenta, where he tests weaknesses in physical, personnel, and digital controls to help organizations be more secure. When he is not legally breaking into companies, FC takes audiences on an eye-opening journey into the hacker’s mindset. He has delivered over 50 keynotes including CPX360, CERN, and Intersec. He has shared his expertise in mainstream media, including the BBC and ITV, as well as popular industry podcasts such as Darknet Diaries (EP66). He has also been featured in printed media around the world educating people about cybersecurity from a hacker’s perspective.

FC demystifies security with his expertise, humor, and passion. His book ‘How I rob banks’ will be published in June 2023. An avid reader and polymath, FC enjoys trying out new hobbies such as woodworking, pottery, and homespun science experiments. All whilst lacking musical talent, despite his best efforts.

How I rob banks
An eye-opening, informative, and entertaining session that takes you on a light-hearted trip through the security issues, both physical and electronic, that have enabled this ethical hacker and social engineer to compromise the world’s largest banks and organizations. Using tales from the front line, FC takes you through the lessons to be learned from an ethical hacker with a penchant for breaking into the impossible. Join him on a rollercoaster ride of epic security fails and grandiose plans, including lock picking, kidnap, police chases, and multi-million-pound bank heists.

The (nation) state of cyber security
This talk brings the audience up to speed on the cutting edge of cybercrime. What is the current state of the possible if you are not just a hacker, but a nation-state-backed hacker group that has nearly unlimited resources? FC leverages his work within the intelligence and defense communities and brings to light the most recent attack vectors. 

How a hack works: Spearphishing with demo
Year after year, phishing attacks keep on growing. In this session, we discuss and demonstrate the who, how, and why of social engineering. We cover how phishing attacks work, the human factors behind them, and what we can do to mitigate them. Including a demonstration of a spear-phishing email attack (from the attacker and victim side), this session demystifies cyber insecurity and tackles both the human and technical elements at play.

​This presentation can be delivered in partnership with Dr. Jessica Barker.

How a hack works: Ransomware with demo
For the last few years, ransomware attacks have continued to rise. Often untargeted, and unforgiving, research suggests that the majority of victims pay the ransom – and, consequently, the payments being demanded continue to grow. we explore what ransomware is, how it is spread, and what individuals and organizations can do to protect themselves from it. Including a demonstration of a ransomware attack, this session enables participants to understand one of the biggest current cyber security threats and what they can do immediately to safeguard data against it.

This presentation can be delivered in partnership with Dr. Jessica Barker.

Artificial Intelligence broken down
This talk gives a great overview of the state of AI, covering the good the bad, and the ugly of AI-driven technologies. Find out how they work, where they work, and how they are being hacked. FC uses his expertise to take apart many of the myths around AI and helps generate a discussion around the use of AI and its future problems.

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Don't want an off-the-shelf talk? Pitch an idea for FC to talk about. FC has experience in all areas of cyber security and physical security. From small businesses through to the nation-state level he will be able to craft a presentation just right for you and your audience.

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