Human Traffiking Part 2 continues the focus on the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII)
Matt Richardson is the Director of Intelligence and Investigations with the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII).
He is international speaker and expert on OSINT and Darkweb Intelligence with extensive experience in leading and coordinating complex investigations on sex trafficking and CSAM offenders. Matt co-authored a study titled “Expert Analysis of Open Source Material Relating To Child Sexual Abuse Material And Sex Trafficking Occurring On OnlyFans.com” with the University of New Haven’s Center for Forensic Investigations of Trafficking in Persons (CFITP). Matt is a member of the Rogers Communications Cybersecurity Catalyst team where he collaborates with industry experts to generate products and education on a variety of cybersecurity topics related to online crimes. He is often sought out as a subject matter expert by the media with TV, Film, Radio, and print coverage in Canada and is a main contributor and on camera character for “Dark Highway”, a Human Trafficking documentary that is being televised in Canada and the U.S. He works in partnership with Timea’s Cause to educate and prevent sex trafficking and was a featured speaker of the 1st Canadian National Summit on Child Sexual Exploitation. Matt is passionate in his role with the ATII where as part of a team of experts he uses his skills on a daily basis to help make children, families, and communities safer places.
We talk of the risks to unaccompanied young refugees and the ways to remain focussed in such overwhelming work. One child at a time has to be the rule to avoid practical and emotional overload.
The third part in this series, in December, will, among other things, look at success stories, detail cases that can be talked about and offer ways that we all can be more alert and aware of this chronic threat to our communities.
Larry Cameron BCEC, CCI, CTCE, DEI, MDI, TINV, TG2
Larry has 20+ years experience in the technology industry. He is the Chief Information Security Officer at the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII) and an OSINT Investigator for the National Child Protection Task Force (NCPTF). He is a certified Digital Evidence Investigator (DEI), Mobile Device Investigator (MDI), Triage Investigator (TINV), Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator (CCI), CipherTrace Certified Examiner (CTCE) and holds over 50 other Industry, IT & Security certifications. He manages technology in multiple disciplines and works with local, state, federal and international Law Enforcement on Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation investigations.
Training and speaking to communities all around the world, Larry is only too aware of the scale of the problem and the need for more awareness raising. Resources to combat what is an epidemic of abuse covering sex trafficking, slave labour, cyber and financial abuse to name a few and the huge involvement of organised crime.
The Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII) combats global human trafficking by promoting corporate social responsibility through increasing awareness, facilitating intelligence integration and technology advancement, and encouraging strategic data collaboration.
The Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative, a 501(c)3 US-based nonprofit, aims to disrupt the market of human trafficking, child exploitation and child sexual abuse material (CSAM) through the advancement of preventions, detection, investigation and reporting mechanisms. ATII is committed to raising awareness and developing strategic partnerships with intelligence, technology, and data leaders.by
Ann McLaughlin Author of WORLD CHANGE-MAKER: BUILD SKILLS IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENt & SOCIAL WORK.
Ann discusses her book, World Change-Maker: Build Skills in International Development and Social Work. Ann’s book is full of stories – as is this podcast – to help people understand how half the world lives. People who grasp these gritty realities and have the essential skills are more likely to get an international job.
Ann worked 20 years as a psychotherapist/ social worker and then worked in international development. For the last 20 years she has directed NGOabroad (http://ngoabroad.com/) providing international career counseling. Ann was asked to write a book on international social work. Ann knew that we did not need one more book on the problems, but a book on the practical skills needed on the ground. Change-making skills are much the same to create change in your own community or country as those skills needed internationally.
See more about World Change-Maker: Build Skills in International Development and Social Work here: https://www.annmcl.com/world-change-maker-build-skills-in-international-development-and-social-work-2/ The easiest way to get it is online from the publisher: https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/world-change-maker/
Though many of NGOabroad’s international volunteer programs are closed due to COVID, if you answer Questionnaire found on the website and send with resume we can figure out where you best fit. https://ngoabroad.com/. International career counseling and trainings are still available. Ann is currently working on two follow-up books. She also offers Transformation and Empowerment Coaching to those who want to become change-makers in their own community or country. See https://www.annmcl.com/by