Confirmed Plenary Speakers
Professor Jonathan Clough, Monash University Australia
Tentative Topic: ‘The art of the possible. What can we learn from successful cybercrime prosecutions?’
Professor Jonathan Clough teaches and researches in the areas of criminal law and evidence, with a particular focus on cybercime, juries and corporate criminal liability. He is the author of Principles of Cybercrime , 2nd edn, (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and co-author of The Prosecution of Corporations (Oxford University Press, 2002). He has published numerous articles in national and international journals, and is currently a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant with the Victorian Department of Justice examining improved methods of judicial communication with juries. He has provide advice to government and presents to the judiciary and the legal profession. He teaches Criminal Law and Evidence in the LLB, and Cybercrime and Corporate and White Collar Crime in the LLM. He is currently Director, Higher Degrees by Research.
Mr Ken Gamble, IFW Global Limited, Australia
Tentative Topic: ‘Organised Cybercrime in Australia and Asia’
Ken Gamble is a professional cybercrime investigator, corporate security consultant and clandestine surveillance expert with 28 years’ experience in the private sector. He has contracted to multinational corporations, high net worth individuals and government agencies since 1988 and worked alongside law enforcement and anti-corruption agencies on every continent of the world during his extensive career in the investigation, private intelligence and corporate security industries. Ken is the co-founder and current executive chairman of IFW Global Limited, (IFWG), a front line international investigation and corporate intelligence firm specializing in cybercrime detection and prevention.
IFWG provides investigative support, anti-fraud, anti-piracy, anticounterfeiting and cyber intelligence solutions to various clients around the world. Ken has a distinguished career in Australia where in recent years he has exposed large scale serious organized investment fraud in conjunction with Australian law enforcement, media and anti-corruption agencies.
He is a regular contributor to international newspapers, television networks and radio stations. Ken has made headlines on numerous occasions after causing a series of dramatic and high profile arrests of major fraud offenders including the Beijing Olympic ticket scammer in 2008, the mastermind of a British boiler room fraud syndicate in 2014 in the Philippines and the dramatic capture and arrest of Interpol fugitive and international fraudster, Peter Clarence Foster in Australia in late 2014 for masterminding a $30 million Ponzi scheme called Sports Trading Club.
Ken and his team have also been responsible for causing multiple search and seizure operations by law enforcement agencies for crimes such as counterfeiting, piracy, fraud, money laundering, kidnapping, extortion and industrial espionage. Ken is the current Australian Chairman of the International Association of Cybercrime Prevention (IACP), a non-profit Association founded in Paris in 2006. The Association President, Chief Judge Dr. Mohamed Chawki of the Council of State in Cairo, Egypt, appointed Ken to this role in 2011 following a number of successful anti piracy operations in Egypt and North Africa on behalf of major Conditional Access (CA) providers in the Pay-Tv industry.
Ken has also been consulting to the Philippine National Police, Anti-Cybercrime Group since its inception in 2013 and has been awarded commendations from the PNP-ACG in 2015 and 2016 for his outstanding contribution to the PNP’s mission to create a safer cyber environment.