Phil Hards has been working with SIP since 2008, he specialities include Criminal Investigation, Fraud, Intelligence and Security Reviews, Analysis of System Vulnerabilities, Computer Forensics.
Phil Hards is a member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals.
Phil Hards started his career in the Metropolitan Police, which spanned 21 years, of which 11 years were as a fraud investigator. During this period he was involved in the investigation of a number prominent fraud cases, for which he was commended.
Today, Phil is considered as one of the leading authorities on system vulnerabilities, and has analysed criminal methodologies and techniques used by international hackers to penetrate and subvert systems. He has been responsible for the successful subversion of bespoke on-line finance systems.
During his Police career he was seconded to the Isle of Man Government and was part of a small team investigating money laundering and associated activities, including the case of the collapse of the Saving Investment Bank (SIB) the largest independent bank on the island at the time with losses in the region of £42m.
Phil’s final posting in October 1996, was as the Intelligence Officer at The Computer Crime Unit, New Scotland Yard, responsible for covert operations, during which time he analysed methodologies of computer crime.
Phil has provided a variety of IT security related services that includes but not limited to:-