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Frank M. Ahearn

Privacy Expert

Talking about how to disappear, social engineering, skip tracing, digital footprints, and more. 

me-Convention, Frankfurt

Most recently, I spoke at the me-Convention (Mercedes-Benz and SXSW) in Frankfurt. This talk was different than usual, typically I speak about how to disappear, new/fake identities, pseudocide, and other related disappearing topics. The me-Convention topic was, "Why Your Digital Footprint Is Bigger Than You Think, and Why It Matters." 

I found it challenging to come up with the message I wanted to convey. However, while talking out loud in front of my mirror, I realized that I should share how I affected peoples lives by accessing their digital footprints. Therefore, I approached the talk from the perspective of a social engineer (extracts information) and skip-tracer (finds people) not a privacy consultant. What I found interesting was I had to admit to many of the privacy violations I committed while hunting people. I believe my talk at the me-Convention was the best I have ever done.

Frank M. Ahearn

Talking about privacy - how to disappear - finding people

What I Say

My topics include how people disappear, fake their death, obtain new/fake identities, and avoiding digital footprints — also, social engineering, how tracers find people, and how to be more private. 

All my talks are very personal, where I share cases of real people. One could say they are also a mix of entertaining, intriguing, shocking, and educating. Everyone walks away with a better understanding of how to protect their privacy. 


Frank M. Ahearn me-Convention

Frank M. Ahearn me-Convention

2020 talks

Tweakers - Operatie Volt

Duik in de wereld van cybersecurity en cyberwarfare

De politie en Defensie slaan op 4 april in Utrecht de handen ineen voor een uniek event: Operatie Volt. Twee organisaties waar je normaliter niet zomaar naar binnen loopt, laten zien waar ze mee bezig zijn op het gebied van cybersecurity en cyberwarfare.


Past Engagements

Rulebreaker Society (Düsseldorf) me-Convention (Frankfurt) - New Scientist Live (London) - Smart Cities (Berlin)  - Arvato (Baden Baden) - 2b AHEAD (Wolfsburg) - Association of Directors (Monaco) - Paper Jam (Luxembourg) -  Princeton University -  Lehigh University -   Law Enforcement (Global)

Romance & Mystery Writing Classes

Romance Writers of America

Mystery Writers of America

Sisters in Crime 

Kiss of Death RWA

Various Writing Conventions

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