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How technology impacts upon the investigative process – Talk on 23rd September

Our next speaker is Chris Simpson who will be giving us a talk titled ” How technology impacts upon the investigative process”. He will talk about some of the lessons learnt from police investigations, where in many cases simple security flaws have had catastrophic results for small businesses. He’ll also be giving some tips in relation to security policies and internal investigations.

Chris joined the Metropolitan Police after 9 years in the Army. During his military service he served as a bomb disposal team commander in the UK, Germany, Northern Ireland and Bosnia.

In the police he has served in uniform and detective roles within Central London, the Anti-Terrorist Branch as well as Economic Crime and Specialist Crime. Post 9/11 he became the staff officer to Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke, National Co-ordinator for Terrorist Investigations, during one of the most hectic operational periods ever experienced in the Branch.

In 2004 he left this role to take over the Metropolitan Police’s Computer Crime Unit, he subsequently served with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary before returning to main stream policing as Intelligence manager on Islington Borough.

Chris led the initial police response to the high profile murder of Ben Kinsella in 2008, which ultimately led to the conviction of the three perpetrators. In 2008 Chris took on the role of head of High Tech Crime Training within the National Policing Improvements Agency.

Chris holds a MSc in Information Technology Security and a BSc in Mathematics and Computing, he recently completed the IACIS international accreditation in computer forensics.

The event will be preceded by a short AGM.

The talk is to be held on Thursday 23rd September 2010 at the Sanderson Suite, Claremont Hotel, Douglas Promenade, Douglas. Doors open at 5:30pm for a 6:30pm start. Light refreshments will be provided. Attendance is free and open to the public. The AGM will start at 6:30pm with the talk following shortly after and there will be opportunities to ask questions. The event is expected to complete by 8:00pm.

To guarantee a seat and some refreshments, please confirm attendance by email to:


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