What motivates a hacker? What do they want? How do they get it? To defeat a hacker - you must know a hacker.

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What if there was a secret portal you could enter and experience how a hacker thinks? Would you enter it?

Risk Crew would like to invite you to this psychic portal - for a unique experience.

Once in, you’ll discover...the inner thoughts, dreams, and desires of “Being John Hackovich”.

What motivates a hacker? What do they want? How do they get it?

To defeat a hacker - you must know a hacker. To know a hacker - you must become one. You must understand what drives them and the personality traits that enable their success. You must see your systems through the eyes of a hacker. To do this you must get inside their heads.

Understanding the mindset of a hacker is the key to designing and deploying an effective cyber security strategy.

Join us for this entertaining and educational session of deconstructing the mentality and methodology of a hacker.

This interactive session will cover:

  • The Art of Hacking
  • Deconstructing the Artist
    • 3 Personality Traits
  • How Hackers Hack
    • 3 Objectives
    • 9 Rules
    • 8 Steps
  • The Commoditisation of Hacking
  • The Future of Hacking
  • Key Defensive Moves
  • Some Q's and some A's

About the speaker

Richard HollisRichard Hollis

Chief Executive Officer for Risk Crew Limited Richard Hollis is the Chief Executive Officer for Risk Crew Limited a unique London-based information security governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) management consulting firm specialising in providing creative, cost-effective, independent cyber risk management and security awareness training solutions.

Richard possesses over 25 years of “hands on” skills and experience in designing, implementing, managing, testing and auditing enterprise level information security programmes.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

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This event is brought to you by: BCS London Central branch, BCS London North branch and BCS London South branch

Hybrid event: Being John Hackovich: Inside the Mind of a Hacker
Date and time
Thursday 30 November, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue
This event is sold out