Cracking the Case of the Insider Threat

Adam will walk you through a criminal case that he investigated, an Insider threat that resulted in the take over of the CEO's email. How was this achieved and what was the motivation behind this action? Digging deeper Adam will look into a survey conducted by CyberSmart of over one thousand SME senior leaders and decision-makers across the UK, discussing what this reveals and what simple strategies can be employed for building a strong insider threat prevention program.

Adam Pilton


With a background of 15 years in law enforcement, Adam's final role was as a Detective Sergeant leading the Covert operations and Cyber Crime teams. Since then, Adam has worked in cyber security since 2016 across various roles and has a broad understanding of cyber security, from the impact of cyber crime upon individuals and businesses to the need to convey the right messages to senior leaders and end users, ensuring engagement and support. As a subject matter expert in multiple areas for a large organisation, Adam has investigated and supervised hundreds of cases, identifying and prosecuting offenders. He has introduced digital tactics into overt and covert investigations, developing digital capabilities. Adam also held responsibility for training, utilising his communication skills to simplify the complex. Adam has worked with multi-national businesses developing their people and processes to improve their cyber security maturity.