Application Keynote Lecture
James Chappell (Digital Shadows)
Analytical Techniques for Detecting Digital Risks: a Practical Case Study
James Chappell is founder and chief innovation officer at digital shadows. Digital Shadows have created a system called “SearchLight” which determines a digital footprint for a customer based on supplied keywords, and then risk assess a wide range of content obtained from Web sources on the surface web, deep web and what journalists term the “dark web”. The system accepts a broad range of sources from search engines, leaked credential databases and open file sharing enumeration and forums where criminal behaviours are observed. This risk assessed output is referred to as a ‘digital shadow’ - it is a set of actionable observations which help customers reduce their online risks.
Over the last 8 years the company and the team have learned some useful lessons about the role that analytical techniques can play in helping to filter this signal from the noise. Specifically James will cover how learning from previous filtering activities can be applied and how semantic analysis techniques have supported the risk assessment of unstructured text. The objective of this presentation will be to give some real world practical examples of some of the challenges faced monitoring the large quantities of content on the Internet for a specific audience and purpose and some of the challenges that we have used engineering and analysis to support.
James Chappell, Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Shadows
James has led teams in InfoSec and Cybersecurity since 1997, working across the private sector and government organizations helping them to understand the technical aspects of information security.
James spent over ten years of his career as a security architect and deputy head of the Information Security profession at BAE Systems Detica; he previously worked at Nortel Networks in the United States. James has always been fascinated by innovative ways of counteracting the growth of crime and fraud in computer networks and developing effective ways of measuring and managing the security big picture. In 2011 this journey led to an exploration of digital footprints, and their impact on the security of the modern business. James is a regular speaker at technology events and cybersecurity conferences across the globe and is regularly quoted in the press.