Cameron Field – Filling the Gaps: Typological Research, Enhancing Cyber Safety and Data

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop, 2017 October

Academics, scientists, private sector and public sector actors have long relied on sociodemographic data, marketing data and other typological clusters to set context, variables and other tools in their respective research efforts. Whether its cutting edge emergency medicine research or dated law enforcement research from the 1970s, sociodemographic factors and behavioural data have filled typological research to better enable more focused strategies and crime prevention methodologies.  In the emerging century it is clear the cyber world is changing our lives exponentially in comparison to previous times. When considering cyber enhancements over the past two decades it is abundantly clear both private sector and government actors need to work collaboratively not only operationally to combat cyber threats but in commissioning research. Evidence based research will be mission critical moving forward in this rapidly changing arena. Public and private sector agencies most look ahead to the world of Blockchain and crypto currencies and how we will “behave” in these new environments individually and as larger entities. An overarching question of “Can academic researchers keep pace with emerging technologies?” must resonate in these larger discussions.

About the speaker

Field is the Manager of Strategic Initiatives for the Enterprise AML Office for BMO Financial Group. Prior to that he managed the Corporate Crimes and Investigative Training Teams of the Toronto Police Service. He chairs the Cyber Fraud Research Working Group of the Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing and is the past Deputy Director. He is a former Vice President of the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and sits on various boards and committees. Field has published articles on risk management in investigations and on fraud prevention in digital spaces. He is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist to both private and public sector audiences in such areas as cyber fraud and security, multi sector partnerships, consortium data usage and the enhancement of predictive analytics and data. He is interested in collaborating on research into AML/TF/KYC and cyber fraud prevention and multi layered fraud prevention strategies. He received a Bachelor of Applied Arts from the University of Guelph in Justice Studies and a Master of Science from the University of Leicester (UK) in Criminology. His graduate dissertation focused on the intersection of sociodemographic characteristics and fraud prevention in digital spaces using the routine activity theory with a cyber lens.

 Run Time Approximately 15 Minutes.