Media

While they are well known for their OSINT courses and expertise, their “day to day” jobs involve the extensive use of investigative OSINT. Ritu is currently employed in the public sector as an analyst while Mark works in the private sector as an investigator. Because of their extensive knowledge, expertise and current positions, they are often asked for interviews, to appear on panels and to present at conferences.

Interviews, Panels and Conferences

2021 – Decode 2021“Online Privacy and Risk Management”

2021 – Bloomberg Businessweek – Interview – How Studying the Lives of Others Can Jolt You Out of Your Rut

2021 – UK Metropolitan Police – Guest Speaker – Using the Wayback Machine for Investigations

2021 – We Hack Purple – Interview

2021 – Layer 8 Podcast

2021 – Defcon 29 Reconvillage – So you want to OPSEC, eh?

2020 – Vancouver Chapter of ISACA – She Leads Tech – Safe Surf

2020 – The Muir Investment Team of Raymond James Annual Client Appreciation Event – Guest Speaker – “If it sounds too good to be true…”

2019 – Contributor – the German Report – Part Two: Dirty Money

2018 – IIA Vancouver Island Chapter (Institute of Internal Auditors) – Guest speaker, “Fact or Fiction? How to dissect a resume using open source techniques”

2018 – NBACP Conference, New Brunswick – Guest Speaker – “Data Mining the Web…the 21st Century CPIC…and More!”

2018 – The Muir Investment Team of Raymond James Annual Client Appreciation Event – Guest Speaker – “Shams, Scams and Flim Flams”

2017 – AFOABC (Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC) – Guest speaker / panelist, “Business Cyber Security”

2017 – WorkSafeBC – Cyber Security Month – Guest speaker, “Protecting yourself against online fraud”

2017 – Interprovincial and Territorial Council – Tobacco Workshop – Guest panelist, “Locating Subjects Through OSINT”

2017 – ACFE Vancouver (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) – Full day training event, “OSINT Techniques”

2016 – ACFE Vancouver (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) – Guest panelist, “Cybercrime & Emerging Fraud Risk Trends”

2016 – AFOABC (Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC) – Guest speaker / panelist, “Business Cyber Security”

2016 – Vancouver Linux Users Group – Guest speaker, “Cyber Security Issues”

2016 – IIA Vancouver Island Chapter (Institute of Internal Auditors) – Guest speaker, “Open Source Investigating”

2016 – GFOA BC (Government Finance Officers Association) Conference – Guest speaker / panelist, “Business Cyber Security”

2016 – Security Conference – Guest Speaker, “Open source and insider threats”

2016 – BC Crime Stoppers Training Conference – Guest Speaker, “Solving crime using open source investigative techniques”

2016 – Interac Risk and Cybercrime Conference – Guest Speaker, “How to surf like a pro in less than 60 minutes”

2015 – Simon Fraser University – Guest speaker, “So you wanna be a cop?”

2015 – AFOA BC – Guest speaker / panelist, “Business Cyber Security”

2015 – Guest speaker, “How I Stole Your Business”

2015 – Vancouver Enterprise Forum – Panelist, “Cyber Crime and e-Money Laundering”

2015 – BSides Security Conference – Guest speaker, “Situational Privacy in the Misinformation Age”

2014 BSides Security Conference – Guest speaker, “The Human Side of Computer Crime”

Idea Fest 2014: “Privacy in the Cyber World: Your digital footprint! – University of Victoria

Man duped $500K in online romance scam – CBC News 2013

Teacher ‘powerless’ to stop ex-girlfriend’s cyberstalking – CBC.ca 2013

UBC Dialogues Vancouver: “In the social media age, can justice be served?” – Vancity Theatre 2013

Vancouver detective honoured for cracking child sex case with social media – Vancouver Sun 2012

VPD Leads The Way In Social Media Investigations – Vancouver Sun 2012

How Internet Detectives Know Where You Live – Reuters – 2012

Protect Yourself from Online Dating Fraud – Readers Digest – 2011

Why fraudsters love Facebook – Vancouver Sun – 2011

Commercial Crime Prevention Quarterly – 2010

Global Centre for Securing Cyberspace – 2009

Who’s Stealing Your Identity? How to Fight Cyber Crime – Popular Mechanics – 2009

Thwarting the memory stick-up – The Globe and Mail – 2009

Stealing yourself – More Magazine – 2008

Cyber Crime – Identity crisis in cyberspace – CBC – 2007

Is Canada losing the fight against online thieves? – CBC -2007

National Justice Network Update – 2007

WiFi could pose threat during Vancouver Olympics: police expert – Vancouver Sun – 2007

Two new terror threats – Vancouver Sun – 2007

Pedophiles exploiting wireless loopholes – Vancouver Sun – 2007

Libraries, cafes shield criminals from police – Vancouver Sun – 2007

Wi-Fi terror menaces Vancouver – The Register – 2007

Vancouver Police Department – Internet Investigative Unit – New Media Journalism – 2007

Poor storage security policies: A clear and present danger – Computer World 2006

It’s 10 PM. Do you know where your identity is? – Popular Mechanics – 2006

Cyber-gangs offer up host of new problems – Computer World Canada – 2006

The rise of organized cyber-gangs – Computer World – 2006

Blocking Wi-Fi moochers to protect yourself – Canada.com – 2006

Turning Princes into frogs – PC World Canada – 2006

Drop the hammer on auction scammers – PC World Canada – 2006

Defeating the artful (digital) dodger – IT World Canada – 2006

No One’s Safe – CTV W5 – 2005

Internet fraud: con men nabbed – Computer Crime Research Centre – 2005

Internet crooks fear not – The Richmond Review – 2005

Phishing / Identity Theft – CBC Marketplace – 2005

That’s ‘Humilitainment‚’ Folks! – The Tyee – 2005

Fincrime.org – CKNW – 2005

Identity Theft – The Richmond Review – 2004

Cyber Bullying – Verve 18 Magazine – 2004




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