DescriptionMike Hurst MSc DMS Lecturer Cyber Security and Economic Crime Mike has a wide experience as a cyber security and systems specialist which started before his long career as a police officer and continues to this day. Mike has led on both systems projects in policing and cyber enabled and cyber crime enquiries as well as investigating a wide range of crimes and incidents…… A motivated security thought leader, with unique experience in Information Technology, Cyber Security, Economic Crime and Policing. Particular interests in Fraud, Cyber Enabled crime, Incident Response, Standards, Insurance and Cyber Forensic investigations. Special interests in the Human – Computer interface, systems design and protecting vulnerable adults from fraud and other forms of abuse. MSc IT Security (with Distinction) from the University of Westminster. Final project was entitled ‘Inclusion, Confusion and Exclusion’, - Is Technology making the vulnerable more vulnerable? Looking at issues of financial, social and digital inclusion. Regular conference speaker and guest speaker at universities, subjects include cyber crime, fraud and abuse of the elderly. Prior to joining the Metropolitan Police, worked on several Data Processing projects in the UK and Middle East. This included short assignments in Iran and Dubai, and an extended period in Saudi Arabia, Employed by the Arabian American Oil Company, Saudi-Aramco, on loan to the Saudi Consolidated Electric Company, in the Eastern Province. Roles included Systems Design, Analysis and Project Management working individually and part of teams involving Analysis, Design and Delivery of systems, including training design and delivery. As A Police officer, Various uniform and plain clothes operational service including murder squads, terrorist incidents and special enquiries including HMRC enquiries. Designed, developed and implemented crime mapping systems, (Geographic Information Systems, GIS). Wrote multi-user Microsoft Access databases utilising mapped information for ‘Operation Safer Streets’ targeting street crime and ‘Operation Evader’ targeting fugitives. Seconded to the Immigration Service as Lead Analyst for the London Joint Intelligence Units. Wrote a multi user Intelligence Database,. Managed data extracts, data matching, produced business reports to suggesting policy and procedure improvements As a founder member of the Operation Sterling Economic Crime Prevention Team, engaged with Public and Private sector organisations to design out crime and deliver crime prevention solutions. Project lead on Sterling forums and projects. Identified and investigated cyber enabled criminal activity on the internet, including many types of on-line fraud and web sites offering fake identity documents. Operation Sterling lead on Safeguarding Vulnerable adults, worked with partners including charities, University and banks. Ran two conferences gave presentations at events and attended many meetings. This work informed my MSc final project which focused on relationships with technology. Currently Founder and Managing Director of Cyberst Ltd, a consultancy in Cyber and Fraud related crime.
Mike Hurst MSc