I help organisations rethink what it means to be secure
FC is the author of the bestselling book "How I rob banks", and advises organisations on how to create a secure, safe environment.
Author, keynote speaker, Co-Founder of Cygenta and former Head of Offensive Cyber Research at Raytheon. As an ethical hacker for the last three decades, FC has helped thousands of banks, governments and other organisations advance their security.
He has shared his expertise in mainstream media, including the BBC and ITV, as well as popular industry podcasts such as Darknet Diaries (EP66). He has also been featured in printed media around the world educating people about cyber security from a hacker’s perspective.
His time as the Head of Offensive Research at Raytheon enables him to bring to bear his knowledge of how nation states and the intelligence community work with cyber weapons and how to defend against them. The decades he has spent legally breaking into organisations, both physically and digitally, has taken him around the globe in the fight against cybercrime.
Whilst FC is his memorable real name (it really is what's on his passport!), he is often better known by his hacker handle 'Freakyclown'. The name that was given to him by bullies as a schoolboy has now been turned into a positive alter ego for FC to educate the world on cyber security issues.
Born in the UK, FC and his wife Dr Jessica Barker now live in Las Vegas, USA with their cat Bubble.