Ben Owen is a global ‘hunter’ featuring in the Australian, British and U.S. versions of the hit TV show called ‘Hunted’. Ben features as the Head of Intelligence in the Australian version which is already one of the most popular TV shows in the country. Ben was previously ‘The Boss’ on the U.K. version. Ben also appears on a number of other TV productions and news channels discussing operational and security issues throughout the globe.
Ben Owen is an internationally recognised expert in covert operations, surveillance and online investigations with over 23 years’ experience working at the very height of national security, military operations and now the private sector. Ben’s experience is leading large covert operations across the U.K. and abroad to combat counter terrorism, counter proliferation and counter espionage operations and attacks against the U.K. and its allies. Ben’s main role was to lead, direct and manage covert operational teams to gather intelligence against individuals and groups of national security in very high paced and pressured environments.
Ben was integral in thwarting a number of high-profile terrorist cells and attack planning operations. Prior to joining the British intelligence services, Ben was a Sniper in the British Forces. Ben served in Cyprus, Kuwait and also deployed on the first missions over the border into Iraq in GWII, aged just 19-years old.
Ben provides an incredible overview of the concept and the thrill of the ‘chase’. He discusses mindsets, what makes good hunters and fugitives alike and whether you can really ‘disappear’ in today’s surveillance states.
Ben demonstrates a live hacking session where he illustrates just how much data we all give away each day. From leaving your house for work in the morning to the moment you return, you leave 100’s of digital breadcrumbs to be found by the bad guys.
Ben discusses how the digital landscape has changed significantly post pandemic. Companies are now mostly remote, around 75% in fact, but with remote work forces comes danger, but how do we stay safe?
Ben has been a leader since the age of 19 where he was thrusted into leading sensitive military operations as a sniper. He then led operational teams to gather intelligence on some of the world’s most dangerous people. He will discuss numerous situations where leadership skills have been tested and impart knowledge and experiences.
Ben provides organisations with his experience of how to stay motivated, even in the darkest and most stressful times of life and business. Having been emersed into situations that looked impossible to succeed and survive in, Ben engages audiences into how to look through this and take each step at a time to focus, motivate and succeed.
Ben’s childhood was fraught with challenges as was his career. He grew up in a council estate after his mother passed away when he was 4-years old. He cleaned the school he studied in to support his father and the family income. Resilience was something Ben had to learn in his infant years. It is what helped him become one of the worlds most renown intelligence experts and star in a global TV show, the most popular show in Australia currently. Ben proves that with resilience and focus you really can achieve anything, regardless of your start in life.
In a digitally complex and dangerous world, the rise of cyber-crime is huge. Ben discusses how we can all remain safe and spot the signs of a cyber-criminal attempting to hack into your digital life.
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"I wanted to say a huge thanks from the Dicker Data team – that was an awesome presentation. Ben’s presentation was direct – straight to the point and set things up perfectly for our other speaker, Corien."
"A highly interactive masterclass delivered by Ben, highly recommended"
Mark Whittle, AXA
"Literally blown away with how Ben demonstrated how vulnerable we are on the web"
"We didn’t think a virtual talk would be as engaging, Wow – we were wrong! Top class"
Richard Aitman, CPO
"One of the best sessions I have ever attended in my 20-year police career"
Metropolitan police officer
"Ben is one of the most genuine and engaging speakers we have had on our annual events. What a story! Thank you!"
Royal Air Force
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