This “Secure in Mind” podcast episode sees Nick Kelly speak with Neil Walsh, The United Nations Global Chief of Anti-Terrorism, Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Cybercrime. An incredible person who has tirelessly worked in the fight against cybercrime and some of the darkest elements the world over. Human trafficking, child explotation, organised crime, terrorism: the UN chief explains how technology facilitates them all and how they are facing these issues This “Secure in Mind” podcast episode sees Nick Kelly speak with Neil Walsh, The United Nations Global Chief of Anti-Terrorism, Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Cybercrime. In what is at times a deeply shocking, heart-wrenching discussion that pulls the cyber covers of the darknet back from the depravity that lurks underneath, the conversation explores how and why all the above elements in Neil’s job title are so interconnected and related in the modern day. Cybercrime, terrorism, laundering: the darkest elements the world over This was an incredible conversation with an incredible person who has tirelessly worked in the fight against some of the darkest elements the world over, and who continues to do so by supporting, training and empowering countries throughout the world in their struggle. So, plug in and listen to a rich tapestry of tales from the front-line that include meetings with the pope, bomb blasts and trying to take down bad guys. NOTE: excuse the slight white noise during the recording – cables are misbehaving but we mostly got away with it. The Secure in Mind project Our mission is to greatly increase and encourage community discussion about technological and ethical issues that have done, are and will impact society on a global scale. There is a longstanding and distinct disconnect between the way information is packaged and presented to the public and the effectiveness of this presentation in terms of generating informed, considered debate. If we can take complex, important topics and present them, as best we can, in a manner that can interests people from outside the speciality, then we have surpassed our expectations. Nick Kelly Bio Nick has spent years living and breathing different cultures in far flung lands the world over. From Guatemala to Cambodia and numerous places in between, he has collaborated, negotiated, elaborated and celebrated with fascinating people from all walks of life the world over. Not one to be put in a box, his background is highly varied and yet has always been involved in or associated with technology and ethics, and he brings this unique breadth of perspective to the table.
In this “Secure In Mind” episode, it was a privilege to welcome Neil Walsh to the podcast for a second time. Neil is the Chief of Cyber-Crime & Money Laundering at the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime. Please listen to this episode – the impacts of COVID extend beyond the hospital bed and awareness raising is key In the space of a circa 40 minute conversation, Neil and I pivot from an opening filled with genuine good humor and laughter about the current niggles that we are experiencing (my talking tongues to wardrobes / Neil’s ill-fitting slacks) through to the seriousness of suffering for so many victims of physical and sexual abuse of (mostly) children and women in a world of lockdown. We humans are an amazingly resilient species, having managed to survive (for now!) amidst an eternal carousel of quarks and quasars. Our evolution, and indeed evolution as a process, is marked by constant, often painful ascendancies to new levels of physiological capacity and / or cognition and intelligence. Unnoticed by our everyday conscious selves, we are continuously learning and growing at the cellular level. The push and pull of the individual and the greater global society catalysis in our species growth and at this level we can and do actively and indirectly play a part. Fundamental to this is our collective ability to expose our wounds to effective remedies rather than letting them fester… an ability not always leveraged due to fear or uneasiness resulting in avoidance. Shining a spotlight is the only way we can see what needs to be fixed. The life of victims / responders i.e., law enforcement / or the perpetrators themselves is shocking to many folks simply because it is not part of their day to day. Of course, the life of an impoverished and starving refugee escaping a war zone in bare foot is also a shocking reality. I could go on but the point I want to draw is that these realities exist, regardless if many are ignorant, willfully, or not. Indeed, ignoring or shifting onus of phenomena such as child abuse and domestic abuse to that of a dark deity by using terms grounded in intangible contexts – ‘demonizing’ – does not help to mitigate or effectively contain and prevent it here on planet earth. I raise this point since it is incredibly easy to categories what has been identified in numerous studies as a neurological anomaly as evil – incredibly easy and incredibly true since the word evil is (correctly) attributed to that which causes immense pain and suffering. But just as we have increased life-spans and quality of existence (according to most metrics you can run a ruler over) through science and practicality rather than voodoo or our heads in the sand, so too can we at best prevent and at least minimize this pain-causing phenomenon as well. In short, child abuse and domestic abuse are devastating issues, currently amplified by perpetrators spending more time at home with their victims and evidenced by a vast increase in new generated abuse material available on darknet and Clearnet platforms. Organizations like UNODC, LE, Intel etc. can and do combat this through the application of multiple, practical strategies – they do an incredible job amid the deluge of horror they have to wade through. I’ll leave the reader now to press play and let the podcast do the talking as is its purpose. There are links at the bottom of the page. One in particular stands out: it is the result of decades and more spent by UNODC and associated stakeholders (LE / intel / Civil Society / Aid) trying to tackle a societal ill, facing an equal or greater amount of the same problem day after day. This link tries to nip a potential calamity in the bud before it has jumped the cranial firewall of a would-be perpetrator. It is the necessary confrontation of a sickness epitomized in a link borne of prevention, and as Neil comments during the podcast, if this awareness-raising means that even one individual halts an urge before it manifests in the real-world – a real-world with real-world pain, suffering and consequence – then the awareness has served its purpose. This podcast has a mixed bag of listeners, some of whom know the challenges faced in fighting the above problems all too well. Some of the listeners do not share this level of insight. For both segments, share this episode: not because you enjoyed it – because you may not – but because it needs to be shared to raise awareness to either encourage victims to come forward or encourage potential perpetrators to seek help before, not after, the fact.. The Secure in Mind project Our mission is to greatly increase and encourage community discussion about technological and ethical issues that have done, are and will impact society on a global scale. There is a longstanding and distinct disconnect between the way information is packaged and presented to the public and the effectiveness of this presentation in terms of generating informed, considered debate. If we can take complex, important topics and present them, as best we can, in a manner that can interests people from outside the specialty, then we have surpassed our expectations. Nick Kelly Bio Nick is someone who, in many senses, is just like you; a human being trying to make sense of this existence of ours as we hurtle around a ball of gas in a sea of infinite eternity. More relevant though are his vacillations in the world amongst diverse countries and environments Collaborating, negotiating, elaborating and celebrating with fascinating people from all walks of life including politics, technology, activism, military and intelligence the world over. He brings this unique breadth of perspective to the table and has a dogged interest in pursuing the human story behind the title or policy, appreciating the fact that underneath all of our bravado, political correctness and dichotomous states of creation and destruction, we are, after all, merely mortals trying to make the best of it.
#182 Neil Walsh, United Nations: Surviving Trauma & Fighting Crime
Best Of Belfast: Northern Ireland's #1 Interview Podcast
Neil Walsh is Chief of the Cybercrime, Counter-Terrorist Finance and Anti-Money Laundering Department at the United Nations where he and his team advise the UN Senior Leadership on conflict prevention in cyberspace. Prior to joining the UN, Neil served for over 15 years within the UK National Crime Agency countering international organised crime and terrorism — including long-term postings The Hague and Malta. Outside of work he's married with four kids and is an avid advocate for bowel cancer, brain haemorrhage, liver failure, osteoporosis and pulmonary embolism awareness (having survived all of these conditions himself). In today's episode we talk about: Surviving a terrorist attack at age 13 Working for the National Crime Agency Beating cancer (twice) What we can do to keep our kids safe online And the greatest challenges/successes he's experienced along the way Check it out. // To see a 'treasure trove' of all things related to Neil (including a photo) please visit https://bestofbelfast.org/stories/neil-walsh-united-nations Best Of Belfast is Northern Ireland's #1 Interview Podcast. We've shared 100+ hour-long conversations with incredible people from Northern Ireland. To find out more, or join 'The Producers Club' please visit https://bestofbelfast.org/ Cheers! — Matt
#124 - "Nutrition and Athlete Immune Health" with Prof Neil Walsh PhD
"We Do Science" - The Performance Nutrition Podcast
Episode 124 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Nutrition and Athlete Immune Health" with Professor Neil Walsh (School of Sport and Exercise Sciences Liverpool John Moores University, UK). Discussion Topics Include: Defining Athletes, Immunity and Health Overview of Contemporary View on Immunity Infection Risks, Lowered Immunity, and Consequences Resistance and Tolerance: How Nutrition Influences Immunity and Infection Energy Deficiency & Infection: The Debate Continues New Theoretical Perspective on Nutrition and Athlete Immune Health Tolerogenic Nutritional Supplements Key Papers Discussed / Referred to: Nutrition and Athlete Immune Health: New Perspectives on an Old Paradigm (Sport Med, 2019) Recommendations to maintain immune health in athletes (EJSS, 2018) Related Podcast Episodes: Episode 80 - 'Athlete Immune Health' with Professor Neil Walsh Episode 69 - 'Immunological Aspects of Training & Sports Nutrition' with Professor Michael Gleeson Check out our other podcasts, publications, events, and professional education programs for current and aspiring sports nutritionists at www.TheIOPN.com and follow our social media outputs via @TheIOPN
Advancing mass spectrometry technologies: an interview with Neil Walsh
Future Science Group
Hear more about the recent mass spectrometry product launches from SCIEX announced at ASMS 2019, including the new Acoustic Ejection Mass Spectrometry technology, in this interview with Neil Walsh (SCIEX; MA, USA).
Episode 80 - 'Athlete Immune Health' with Professor Neil Walsh
"We Do Science" - The Performance Nutrition Podcast
Episode 80 of the Guru Performance 'We Do Science' Podcast! In this episode I (Laurent Bannock) discuss 'Athlete Immune Health' with Professor Neil Walsh, Bangor University, UK. In this session we get into:Defining ImmunityImmune Function & PerformanceAre upper respiratory tract infections a problem for athletes?Recommendations for avoiding infectionHow does stress alter immunity?Key factors that lower immunity in athletes and recommendations (Training stress, Life stress, Poor sleep, Environmental stress, Poor nutrition)Can we monitor immunity to predict infection in athletes?Checkout our other podcasts, video blogs and articles on all things performance nutrition at www.GuruPerformance.com