Identity stalking – the good, the bad and the criminal

Mr Tom Mason1

1Cyberman Consulting, Donvale, Australia

Every time we go online, we leave a virtual trail about who we are, what we are doing and potentially where we are going. In this presentation, I will ask for a volunteer to allow me to perform an identity hack on them and show how easy it is for anyone to uncover potentially sensitive information about them and how this can be used against them. It can be a confronting demonstration and my goal is not to scare the audience but to enlighten them about how they can follow some simple steps to be safer online.


Tom Mason is the founder of Cyberman Consulting and Head of Sales for a data analytics software company. Many have described him as a certified geek and his profile pic clearly demonstrates this as he spent 4.5 years building his own movie grade wearable Darth Vader costume. Some say that he was not born but crafted from a computer chip but no one can deny he has a true passion for information technology. Tom is a member of AISA, the Australian Information Security Association and BECCA, the Business Espionage Controls and Countermeasures Association. He has over 20 years experience in many different disciplines of IT. In his spare time, he practices a martial art called aikido and speaks to schools, business and universities about how to stay safe online, the art of social engineering and the advances in data analytics.

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