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Cyber Security and Fraud Prevention

05 October 2018


Free to CIH members, this lunch and learn event will focus on the practical elements of cyber security and fraud prevention. It will be jointly facilitated by Maggie Hunter, Royal Bank of Scotland Cyber Security and Fraud Expert and a representative from the PSNI. It will be of interest to a wide range of housing staff including front-line housing staff to help them in supporting their tenants to stay safe online. It will also be relevant to office based staff to ensure they have the skills and knowledge to keep systems secure on a day-to-day basis and will give those with responsibility for cyber security, data protection and fraud prevention an insight into the latest issues and how to combat them effectively. This course will also be of personal interest to everyone in preventing fraud and keeping secure online.

Course content

  • Cyber security and fraud risks
  • Real-life case studies from Northern Ireland
  • Common threats- vishing, phising, malware
  • What to look for in email, texts and social media
  • Working remotely - unique risks 
  • Ransomware, Network intrusion, CEO fraud and more

Who should attend

• Housing officers
• Floating support workers
• IT staff
• Managers and Directors
• Office based staff

Trainer Info

Maggie Hunter Margaret Hunter, QPM | Applied Security | Security | Technology Services, Royal Bank of Scotland

Maggie is currently employed by Royal Bank of Scotland in a Customer and Business Security role.  Prior to her current role Maggie was retained as a Security Consultant for Noonan and Federal Security Groups in Northern Ireland, to provide security advice to the Company and clients.  During 2008 Maggie was engaged to deliver training courses to law enforcement officials in Poland on the subject of Prevention, Neutralising and Detection of Terrorist Attacks. During 2009 she undertook a review of communications systems and co-operation  between various state organisations in Montenegro on behalf of the European Union. 

In 2008 Maggie retired from the Police Service of Northern Ireland after 29 years Service.  During her police career, Maggie rose through the ranks from Constable to A/Assistant Chief Constable (Senior Management level) working in a range of police disciplines including -  Beat and Patrol, Traffic, Internal Affairs, Command Secretariat and Serious Crime Investigations.  Within the Police Service, Maggie led a number of successful initiatives and major change projects.  She managed small and large teams of upwards of 4600 staff and associated budgets. 

Maggie is a former Director of the Northern Ireland Police Fund and of the Regional Opportunity Now Board (Northern Ireland) and has been a panel member for Police Medical Appeal Tribunals. 

Maggie is a Graduate of the FBI of the FBI National Academy and Belfast Common Purpose.  She has successfully completed numerous police training courses on leadership, management, command, operational and security responsibilities locally, nationally and internationally.

In 2004 Maggie was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) for services to policing.

Outside of work, Maggie enjoys keeping fit, eating out and travelling.

Samuel Kinkaid, Detective Contable, Cyber Crime Centre, PSNI

I am a Detective Constable within the PSNI Cyber Crime Centre. I have served with the organisation for 22 years, with the majority of my service being within various Detective roles.

As a Detective with the PSNI Cyber Crime Centre, I have spent the last 4 years investigating criminality within the cyber arena such as insider threats, extortions and network intrusions alongside advising colleagues throughout the service.

My current role is that of the PSNI Cyber Protect officer, one of a network of regional Protect officers based throughout the United Kingdom working together, and with multiple agencies, to raise awareness about the threats posed by cyber-crime and to provide individuals and businesses with advice & guidance on how they can protect themselves.

Certifications held- BCS – CISMP, CompTia Sec+

Dates & Locations

Date: 05 October 2018

Location: CIH Northern Ireland, Carnmoney House, Edgewater Office Park, Belfast, BY3 9JQ

Time: 01:00 - 2:30 pm


Standard Rate: £20

Member Rate: FREE

The delegate price includes a comprehensive delegate pack, handouts, refreshments and lunch.

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