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Red Team Thursday: Decoding Cyber Threats in Finance

June 22, 2023 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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This event is suitable for professionals with a high level of knowledge surrounding IT Networks and Cybersecurity.

Event Details

Immerse yourself in the realm of cyber security’s “attack” techniques at Red Team Thursday. This event, specifically curated for tech professionals and enthusiasts, unravels the current threat landscape, reveals tactics employed by cybercriminals, and provides insights on safeguarding valuable assets.

Featured Presentation: Uncovering Vulnerabilities in Mobile Banking Applications

In an era where mobile phones are the conduits for critical services like payments and banking, securing financial data against the vulnerabilities of mobile operating systems and applications is paramount. Our live demonstration will expose these common weaknesses and unveil vulnerabilities we’ve discovered in the banking applications we’ve scrutinised.

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About Our Key Contributors

Join us at Red Team Thursday to dive into the world of financial cybercrime techniques, engage in enriching discussions, and expand your professional network. Together, let’s stay one step ahead of cyber threats.

About Consult Hyperion

A UK and US-based independent strategic and technical consultancy, Consult Hyperion brings over 30 years of experience in secure electronic transactions. They assist organizations globally to exploit new technologies for secure electronic payments and identity transaction services.


About Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS)

An Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, SCCS focuses on the technical foundations of cyber security and privacy. Their areas of expertise span trusted systems, formal modelling & verification, distributed systems, and applied cryptography.


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  • 18.00 – Networking: Begin the event with stimulating conversation, revitalizing drinks, and canapés.
  • 19.00 – Introduction to Surrey Cyber Security Cluster: Presented by our very own Director, Steve Coburn, this segment will outline the mission of Surrey Cyber Security Cluster and our future aspirations.
  • 19.05 – Keynote Presentation – Vulnerabilities in Mobile Banking Applications: Matthew Baker and Lishroy Frances from Consult Hyperion deliver a keynote address on the weaknesses present in mobile banking applications. Get an exclusive sneak peek into their live demonstration of these vulnerabilities, illuminating the lesser-known aspects of financial cyber security.
  • 20.00 – Presentation: Authenticating Physical Objects – An Insight: Presented by Dr. Ehsan Toreini from Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS), explore the science behind authenticating physical objects based on their intrinsic physical characteristics. Following the presentation, engage in a Q&A session to further discuss this fascinating topic.
  • 21.00 – Conclusion of Event

Event Speakers

Matt Barker


Senior Consultant
Consult Hyperion

Matthew is a Senior Consultant with 23 years of industry experience, specializing in Mobile NFC HCE applications, EMV applications, security, contactless cards, smart cards, and cryptography. He has worked with banks, payment schemes, government departments, and acquirers to secure payment and identity applications on smart cards and mobile devices, employing various security measures such as obfuscation, cryptography, biometrics, white box cryptography, and defensive programming.

Lishoy Francis


Senior Consultant
Consult Hyperion

Lishoy is an Information Security expert with over 15 years of experience, specializing in NFC/RFID, Secure Elements, Trusted Execution Environments, and applied cryptography. As a Senior Consultant at Consult Hyperion, he manages a team of skilled ethical hackers, conducting penetration testing for global organizations, including financial institutions. Lishoy’s background includes working at Orange UK, where he led security solution activities and made notable contributions to the field, such as discovering a security issue in Research in Motion’s (RIM) NFC API and publishing groundbreaking research on contactless transaction attacks.

Ehsan Toreini


Assistant Professor in Software Security
Surrey Centre for Cyber Security

An esteemed Lecturer in Software Security at The Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) and an Academic Fellow at the Centre for Human-centred AI at the University of Surrey, Dr. Ehsan Toreini excels in physical security, trustworthy machine learning, and web security. With a practical, engineering-focused approach to research, he boasts over 35 peer-reviewed cyber security publications and two US patents on the authentication of physical objects. His award-winning work, including the notable Economist and Kaspersky Cybersecurity Award, has drawn recognition from leading international media outlets.


Getting Here

  • Login Business Lounge: The Atrium
    34 Park St
    GU15 3PL
  • 22 June 2023
    6pm – 9pm



June 22, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Login Business Lounge
34 Park St
Camberley, Surrey GU15 3PL United Kingdom