Bio – Jason O Mahony MSc
A UCD Masters of Sciences graduate in Forensic Computing and Cyber Crime investigation and an experienced investigator of 15 years’ in the area of Law Enforcement. A MSc Researcher of Cyberpsychology, Jason O Mahony is the founder and creator of CODA. With qualifications in the area of Open Source Intelligence Gathering, Computer Forensics, Online Child Exploitation to name but a few, Jason believes strongly in the education of parents and children in relation to Internet Safety.
Jason founded CODA to provide an original, fun and easy to comprehend series presentations and workshops for teachers, parents and children on the current online dangers which are encountered on the internet and with digital devices. He believes that it is possible for everyone to use this technology safely. The presentations offer real and practical advice to ensure that a person, young or old’s experience online is a very positive and safe one.
Bio – James Neary
James Neary, is a Director at Children of the Digital Age, he has over a decade experience in law enforcement, most of which has been spent in the field of Online Child Exploitation Investigations. James has extensive experience in identifying victims and offenders, as well as the use of Peer2Peer software, Open Source and legislation knowledge in Ireland pertaining Child Exploitation.
James brings his investigative experience and knowledge of the tactics used by those who would target children for the purpose of grooming and exploitation. This ensures that we develop these series of presentations to ensure that are relevant and in touch with current online trends.
Bio – Mick Moran, Specialist Advisor to Children of the Digital Age
Mick Moran is the former Assistant Director Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation, Vulnerable Communities Office (VCO) at INTERPOL. This unit deals with crimes against people and includes trafficking in human beings, illegal migrant smuggling and crimes against children, currently a seconded official from An Garda Síochána.Mick is the leader of the team that specialises in online child exploitation, human trafficking people smuggling. He started work in this field at a national level in Ireland in 1997 and started globally with Interpol in 2006.
He has a MSc (Hons.) in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation from University College Dublin, and holds a BA (Hons.) IT preceded by a Higher Diploma in IT from Institute of Public Administration in Dublin, he is a CIW Professional. He hold a diploma in Project Management which I achieved from University College Cork in conjunction with the Institute of Project Management in Ireland.
Children of the Digital Age are extremely fortunate and grateful to have such an incredibly important and knowledgeable individual in the area of Child Exploitation involved in to advise the CODA Team.