Jamie Woodruff is one of the world’s leading authorities on cyber security.
Jamie entered the public eye when he successfully hacked Facebook as part of a student competition at Bangor University where he was studying computer information systems. He has since uncovered security holes in numerous high-profile operations, including Kim Kardashian’s website, which he hacked in May to reveal that it was putting her fans’ data at serious risk.
He is an expert on cyber issues, travelling internationally to talk at global corporations and the industry’s most important conferences. He is also writing a book on cyber intelligence and combating terrorism whilst pursuing a PhD in political science at Sheffield University.
Jamie Woodruff talks about the importance of System and Network Security and is known for disclosing world-wide exploits and vulnerabilities within leading security applications such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple and Google. He finds existing exploits by infiltrating the companies in question. He demonstrated this by impersonating a Domino’s pizza delivery boy at a large financial institution and gaining access to their server room via pick-locking. All carried out under fully authorised, ethical penetration testing.
In addition to speaking around the world Jamie also runs his own company, which works with large companies; ethically hacking their systems to highlight any vulnerabilities. Recently, Jamie has been researching the potential link between terrorist attacks, led by groups such as ISIS, and an increase in cyber-attacks prior to these events. Jamie is also the cyber safety advisor for the Cyber Smile Foundation which specialises in online cyber bullying.
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