Explaining rhino poaching crisis, how open source can overcover wildlife crime, with real life examples of global wildlife trafficking.
Stuart Clarke, Head of Product – Blackdot Solutions
18:00 - Start of presentation by Stuart Clarke
19:00 - Estimated start of the BCS Hampshire branch AGM
20:00 - Estimated finish
Stuart will be explaining the rhino poaching crisis and then showing how open source intelligence can overcover the world of organised wildlife crime. We will look at real life examples of a global wildlife trafficking network and leverage relationship analysis to understand how the network operates.
The illegal wildlife trade is one of the largest forms of transnational organised crime, earning tens of billions of dollars per year. Fraud, money-laundering, violence, trafficking, and corruption often come hand-in-hand with wildlife crime. The challenges for law enforcement agencies are like those investigators face every day—although often in more exotic locations.
Many criminal networks use mobile devices, social media platforms, the dark web, e-commerce, and instant messaging to coordinate their activities, find buyers, and sell their illicit product. Investigators must take a multifaceted approach that bridges real-world and digital activity, exposing hidden connections across people, objects, locations, and events. This session will explore investigative techniques that will provide real actionable insights that can help disrupt future illegal activities.
About the speaker
Stuart Clarke - Head of Product at Blackdot Solutions
Stuart is an internationally respected investigations and cybersecurity expert with extensive business management, consultancy, and leadership expertise, and who is responsible for the overall product strategy and delivery at Blackdot Solutions.
He has advised the United Nations’ peak cybersecurity body ITU and led the product strategy of several award-winning cybersecurity and investigation solutions. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a BSc(Hons) in Computer Forensics.
Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.
This event is brought to you by: BCS Hampshire branch, jointly with BCS Dorset branch, BCS Information Risk Management and Assurance (IRMA) specialist group, GreenIT specialist group and Cybercrime Forensics specialist group.