Speaker Bio

Jamie Woodruff


In his early twenties, Jamie Woodruff is already one of the world’s leading authorities on cyber security.

Woodruff 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.

Woodruff 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.

Woodruff talks about the importance of System and Network Security and is known for disclosing worldwide 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 authorized, ethical penetration testing.

Session description: Social Engineering - Manipulation for Information
Jamie will be talking about how easy people are influenced and how he is able to extract information from people without directly asking them a question, Jamie will also be speaking about how easy it is to break into companies via social engineering techniques and how to prevent these techniques.

Jamie also will be doing a live hacking demonstration to show the audience how susceptible they are to a certain type of attack.

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