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Brett Johnson – Keynote Speaker

"The Original Internet Godfather" dubbed by the FBI

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After many years on the wrong side of the law and at the top of the FBI Most Wanted list, Brett Johnson is now a consultant to the FBI, a corporate adviser and an international speaker on how to protect yourself and your company from cyber crime.

Former United States Most Wanted, referred to by the United States Secret Service as “The Original Internet Godfather”, Brett Johnson has been a central figure in the cybercrime world for over 20 years. Johnson built and was the leader of ShadowCrew, the precursor to today’s darknet markets. He was instrumental in developing many areas of online fraud while helping design, implement, and refine modern Identity Theft, Account Take Over Fraud, Card Not Present Fraud, IRS Tax Fraud, and countless other social engineering attacks, breaches, and hacking operations.

Upon his capture, the United States Secret Service hired Brett Johnson to work as a consultant and informant. Johnson worked with the Secret Service for several months before going on a cross-country crime spree, being placed on the US Most Wanted List, being captured again, sent to prison, escaping prison, being captured yet again, and finally accepting responsibility for his actions.

Today, Brett Johnson works as a security consultant and public speaker. He is one of the world's foremost authorities on cybercrime and identity theft. During 2017, Johnson was Keynote Speaker at over 30 conferences worldwide. Brett has been featured in the book, "Kingpin" by Kevin Poulsen and on numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, NBC, CNN Money, Wired Magazine, Vice, RT TV, ArsTechnica, The Independent, and more.

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