Geoff White Keynote Speaker
- Author and Investigative Journalist
- Technology and organised crime specialist
- Expert in digital security, money laundering and crypto crime topics
Geoff White's Biography
Geoff White is an author, speaker, investigative journalist and podcast creator, whose work has been featured by BBC News, Audible, Sky News, The Sunday Times and many more. From billion-dollar cyber heists to global money laundering rings and crypto-gangsters – Geoff White has covered it all.
He has given keynote talks for some of the world’s biggest brands, including Microsoft, Mastercard, Atos, Orange and Bank of America.
His latest book, The Lazarus Heist – From Hollywood to High Finance: Inside North Korea’s Global Cyber War was adapted from the hit BBC podcast and published by Penguin Random House on 9 June 2022. His next book, Rinsed, will reveal technology’s impact on the world of money laundering and will be published by Penguin Random House in June 2024.
His first book, Crime Dot Com, took readers inside the murky world of the digital underground, uncovering cybercrime’s emergence as today’s global threat. His podcast series for Audible, The Dark Web, exposed the shadow internet created by the US military and now home to hackers, crooks and freedom fighters.
The twists and turns of his investigations have informed and entertained audiences from music festivals to political party conferences, and his live phone-hacking stage show was a sell-out hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Geoff White's Speaking Topics
• Financial Crime
From global money laundering networks to intricate fraud campaigns, Geoff has explored the inner workings of the organised crime groups whose nefarious activities are costing businesses billions, and leaving law enforcement agencies struggling to keep up. His insights offer invaluable lessons for organisations trying to defend against an increasingly complex threat. He has delivered compelling keynote talks for some of the world's biggest financial brands, including Mastercard, The World Bank, Bank of America, Citywire, The Central Bank of Ireland, NatWest and many more.
• Crypto Crime
Geoff first started covering Bitcoin in 2011, when each coin was worth just a few dollars (compared to tens of thousands today). He has investigated some of the biggest cryptocurrency thefts in history, including the legendary Mt Gox hack of 2014, and the billion-dollar crypto-crime campaign waged by North Korea. He has also tracked crypto's use a key money laundering vector. Changpeng Zhao, CEO of the world's biggest crypto firm Binance, named Geoff's book on North Korean hacking as his pick for 2022, tweeting: "If you hold crypto, you need to know the basics of security".
• Cyber Crime
With more than a decade of experience covering computer hacking for the likes of Channel 4 News, BBC News and Forbes online, Geoff is one of the world's leading journalists in this field. From ransomware to business email compromise to nation-state attacks, he has delved deep into the tactics that cyber crime gangs use to target their victims, and shares the insights that can help organisations protect themselves from attack. He has given keynote talks for leading tech security companies including Proofpoint, Mimecast, Kaspersky, Trend Micro, NCC Group, and spoken at major conferences including Black Hat and InfoSec.