Speaking Engagements

White Badger Group's own Paul Williams is available for presentations on a variety of topics, formats, and lengths. Click here to download his topic list and biography.

 

 

Upcoming Events

International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators - Keystone Konnection Conference Date: May 8-10, 2017
Link: Event Registration and Information
Location: 800 East Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17111
Session Title: "Cyber Security and Investigations"

Abstract: Learn major highlights of the White Badger 4CAST Personality Profiling™ facial profiling system. The system is useful for rapidly evaluating or pre-evaluating subjects from photographs or in-person contact. The subject’s knowledge or willing participation is not necessary for the system to work. In fact, the subject will never know he or she has been evaluated, unless so intentionally informed.

 

Energy Security Council Annual Conference Dates: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Session Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Link: Event Information and Registration
Location: 2900 Briarpark Drive, Houston, TX 77042
Session Title: "Reducing the Employee Insider Threat Through Resume Analysis and Facial Recognition"

Abstract: Employee insider threats affect all organizations, including the energy industry. This session will be a review of an intriguing but seldom discussed ways of both improving the employee workforce and reducing the risk from the inside at the same time. During the process of conducting more than 70 insider threat investigations for commercial and government customers over the last 17 years, Paul has noticed a number of overlooked but consistent and reliable commonalties between the resumes and oddly enough even certain physical facial appearances of employees who have become damaging insider threats. Paul will freely share with us the insights he has gained from years of meticulous research into this fascinating area.

 

 

 

Past Events

American Association of Police Polygraphists Seminar Conference Dates: April 23 - 28, 2017
Session Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Monday, April 24
Link: Event Information and Registration
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Session Title: “Facial Personality Profiling”

Abstract: Learn major highlights of the White Badger 4CAST Personality Profiling™ facial profiling system. The system is useful for rapidly evaluating or pre-evaluating subjects from photographs or in-person contact. The subject’s knowledge or willing participation is not necessary for the system to work. In fact, the subject will never know he or she has been evaluated, unless so intentionally informed.

 

ISACA Houston Training Seminar (All-Day Event) Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Duration: All-Day Event
Link: Event Registration and Information
Location: The Hess Club, Texas Ballroom - 5430 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056
Session Title: "Gaining the Answers You Need during the Audit Interview Process"

Abstract: In this class, you will learn how to:

  • Obtain more accurate and complete information from IT Department interviews by asking better interview questions.
  • Gain a distinct advantage in IT interviews by using iterative recursive questioning techniques combined with statement analysis tactics.
  • Interpret and think around standard answers from IT administrators in order to understand their real meaning and extract additional detail.
  • Better understand, analyze and utilize IT technical information and data in the IT Audit process, and use this knowledge to recognize incomplete, inaccurate and misleading IT information.
  • Gain better basic understanding of fundamental IT networking technologies.

This informative class uses actual customer case examples to illustrate how IT/IS auditors can obtain better audit results. Gain a basic understanding of fundamental IT networking technologies such as firewalls, routers, switches, and authentication. Understand what technical controls to look for, and the meaning of various common configuration settings. Learn how to utilize this knowledge to pry information out of IT which would not easily be surrendered otherwise.

Learn how to ask insightful, knowledgeable questions which will earn the respect of IT and yield better, more complete responses. Understand how to better interpret the typically nuanced, or even at times misleading, answers which are routinely given by IT Departments. Learn from a detailed study of recent customer case history example of a particularly tough interview conducted by the class instructor and his colleagues at a Fortune 40 corporation which resulted in the discovery of six major, potentially "game over" cyber security vulnerabilities that had been overlooked in 20 years of IT audits by multiple large national IT audit firms and a defense contractor.

In this class, you will also learn how to improving the personnel hire process as well. Specifically:

  • Learn how to apply the same enhanced interview tactics taught in this day-long class to improving the employee interview process as well.
  • Learn how to analyze a candidate's resume to gain amazing specific insights into the candidate's mentality, character traits, work habits, teamwork abilities, likely failure areas and more.

Background information: resume analysis is useful for determining a candidate's work approach and likely success and failure areas. This is possible because the process of preparing a resume is inherently variable, presenting multiple decision choices throughout. A resume's layout, topical organization, placement of every title and graphic, choice of font type, print size, and the use and order of virtually every word and sentence, all provide highly unique and specific insight into a subject beyond the meaning of the words and sentences themselves.

Resume analysis works because we have reasons for virtually everything we do. This includes even those minor anecdotal actions for which we may not conscientiously be aware of a reason. This is true even for resumes prepared for a subject by relatives, friends or even third party resume preparation companies.

Recommended experience: a background in personnel interviewing and/or human resources is recommended for this portion of the class. Additionally, a working knowledge of human psychology is very helpful.

 

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston Date and Time: 6:30pm - 8:15pm, March 9, 2017
Link: Event Registration and Information
Location: Mixed Emotions Art Gallery, 95 Tuam St, Houston, TX 77006
Session Title: “Cyber Espionage: Real World Hack Attacks - Actual Case Studies from the Trenches”

Abstract: This presentation explores the frightening mentality and tactics of state-sponsored professional cyber attackers. Through an examination of real world case histories, learn how professional attackers commit espionage, blackmail, extortion, sabotage, and even facilitate terrorism against our country. Understand firsthand the difficulty of detecting, stopping or preventing professional attackers who launch brilliant cyberattacks, manipulate unsuspecting people, plant clever network spy devices, and use covert network communications to inflict severe damage on numerous Fortune 500 companies and U.S. government agencies.

 

Rotary Club of Houston When: March 16, 2017
Link: Event Information and Registration
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Duration: 45 minutes including Q&A; additional material may be presented after the audience is excused.
Session Title: “The State of Security in an Increasingly Insecure World”

Abstract: This session explores the frightening mentality and clever tactics of state-sponsored professional cyber attackers. Through an examination of real world case histories, learn reveal how bold cyber attackers commit crime, blackmail, extortion, sabotage, and facilitate espionage and terrorism against our country. Experience firsthand the difficulty of detecting and stopping professional attackers who launch brilliant cyber-attacks, manipulate unsuspecting people, plant clever network spy devices, and use covert network communications to inflict massive multi-million dollar losses to esteemed Fortune 500 companies and U.S. government agencies.

 

2-Hour Live Event Hosted by Online ISSA International Date and Time: Tuesday, February 28 from 12:00 noon - 2 PM Eastern time
Link: Event Registration and Information
Session Title: “Cyber Residual Risk”
Speakers: Michael Angelo, Paul Williams, and Eric Cowperthwaite

Abstract: How do you analyze your environment and calculate Cyber Residual Risk. Once you are done, you of course want to close up that last bit of exposure with Cyber Insurance. Yet then you get the bill and it doesn't seem to make sense. The cost almost outweighs the projected risk. Then the worst happens and you need to file a claim, and … it is denied. First, how do you calculate your residual cyber risk, and once you do, how does an organization get proper cyber insurance.

 

ISACA Houston Monthly Training Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Duration: 60 Minutes, Including Q&A
Link: Event Registration and Information
Location: The HESS Club - 5430 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Texas 77056
Session Title: “Cyber Security Challenges of Digital Mobile Computing In An Enterprise Network Environment”

Abstract: The widespread use of social networks such as LinkedIn and Facebook form an attractive opening for hackers to launch a wealth of social engineering, malware, and other cyber security attacks. However, when social networking is used on handheld mobile devices, the stage is set for amplified, serious risks even to well-defended enterprises.

See how the latest social networking and mobile computing attacks work. More importantly, learn simple but remarkably effective practical ways of minimizing your risk both at work and at home. This is an informative presentation designed to raise your awareness about what you can personally do to better protect yourself from hackers.

Also included in this session will be a 10-minute discussion of "Upcoming Cyber Security Challenges".

 

International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (Delaware Valley Chapter) January Meeting Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Duration: 50 Minutes, Including Extended Q&A
Link: IAFCI Main Site
Location: 1500 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Session Title: “Cyber Security and Investigations”

Abstract: In this session, White Badger Group's Jason Thacker will share stories from advanced cyber investigations as well as highlights of the 4CAST Personality Profiling™ facial profiling system.