Cyber Fraud

  • 04 Apr 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
  • BDO LLP, Two Snowhill Birmingham B4 6GA
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Cyber Fraud

Thursday 4 April 2019 – 8.30am to 11.30am

Hosted by BDO LLP, Two Snowhill

Birmingham, B4 6GA



Registration and Refreshments



Welcome & introduction



Joshua Bonser, Netwatch Global – Joshua will be talking about Open Source Intelligence (OSINT): Techniques, Tools and Tips






Patrick McBrearty, Regional Organised Crime Unit for the West Midlands -

Patrick will be talking about the current cyber threat landscape, the threat actors and their methods.  He will discuss the UK Cyber Strategy, whilst also providing a description on how the national strategy is being delivered more locally.  He will conclude with some advice around what businesses and the public can do to protect themselves against the majority of cyber-attacks. 



Questions to the speakers






Joshua Bonser, NetWatch Global

Joshua Bonser is one of the UK’s leading Open Source Intelligence professionals, with over five years heading up NetWatch Global’s Special Investigations unit. He has a vast array of experience in working on insurance fraud cases, and has also completed investigations for some of the UK’s major financial institutions regarding data losses and leakage.

Detective Constable Patrick McBrearty, Regional Organised Crime Unit for the West Midlands 

Detective Constable Patrick McBrearty is a Cyber Protect Officer within the Regional Organised Crime Unit for the West Midlands (ROCUWM).  WMROCU has the responsibility of protecting the communities in the West Midlands from serious and organised crime. 

He has served within the Police for seventeen years in a variety of Intelligence and Investigation departments pursuing those engaged in serious and organised criminality.  Prior to this Patrick has served in a variety of public services, including reserve and regular military service. 

Patrick has a good understanding of Cyber Security from an academic standpoint having studied a BSc Risk and Security Management followed by an MSc Criminal Investigation and Cyber Security.  In addition to his day job Patrick is an associate lecturer part time at the University of Worcester within the Criminology Department.

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