FC is a well-known ethical hacker and social engineer. He started at a young age when computers were growing in popularity and the hacker scene was in its infancy. He has been working in the infosec field for over 20 years and excels at circumventing access controls. He is motivated by a drive to make individuals, organisations and countries more secure and better-able to defend themselves from malicious attack.
As an ethical social engineer, FC ‘breaks into’ hundreds of banks, offices and government facilities in the UK and Europe. His work demonstrating weaknesses in physical, personnel and digital controls assists organisations to improve their security. FC is currently Head of Cyber Research for Raytheon UK where he performs valuable research into vulnerabilities. He is also the CEO of Redacted Firm, a small company specialising in physical security, social engineering awareness training and bespoke social engineering and penetration testing. His client list involves every major high-street bank in the UK, FTSE100 companies and multiple government agencies and security forces.
FC frequently gives talks at corporate events, security conferences, universities and schools and focuses on teaching people of all ages the art of security in an engaging and impactful way. He co-founded the Surrey and Hampshire Hackspace as well as Defcon 441417. He has co-hosted many podcasts, been featured in the press and regularly writes articles for journals and blogs.