From an early age, locked doors, high fences and the secrets kept by businesses, buildings and people, fascinated Jenny Radcliffe aka “The People Hacker.” She has spent a lifetime learning how to use the “human element” to gain access to the buildings, data and information, and the things we would wish to keep private.
A burgular for hire, a professional con-artist, and an expert in Non-verbal communications, deception and persuasion techniques, she is an ethical Social Engineer, a “people hacker” hired to smash security measures, using psychology, con-artistry, subliminal linguistics, cunning and guile. She has led simulated criminal attacks on businesses of all types and sizes, running crews with varied expertise and experience, in order to help secure client sites and information from malicious attacks.
Jenny’s life and career is an anecdote ridden roller coaster of a tale, from the mean streets of Liverpool in the 1980’s to the square mile of London’s financial district and beyond. From breaching zoos, offices and funeral parlours, theme parks, banks and football stadiums, to helping respected businesses and organisations to protect themselves from the threat of malicious “people hackers.”
Jenny is an exceptional and highly impactful speaker. A regular keynote at international major conferences, as well a leading security and corporate events (Infosec, Rant, DISA, Nordic IT Security, ICS2, Trend Micro, Cisco, NTT, Bright talk, Cyber Security Week, security serious) and multiple TEDx contributor, Jenny is a go-to guest expert on the human element of security, scams and social engineering and has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, as well as online media and traditional press outlets.
She has recently been filming as a“HQ Hunter” in the new series of “HUNTED” for Channel 4, were she performed various OSINT and undercover roles and was seconded to the special operations unit of the show.
Jenny is also the host of the award winning podcast “The Human Factor” interviewing industry leaders, bloggers, experts and fellow social engineers and con-artists about all elements of security.