Ex-British Intelligence and Military Sniper - now Cyber spy and star on global TV-Show Hunted

Ben Owen is a global ‘hunter’ featuring in the Australian, British and U.S. versions of the hit TV show called ‘Hunted’. The show has been airing for over 6-years and now even has celebrity versions. Ben features as the Head of Intelligence in his recent production due to air on Channel 10 this year in Australia, and he was previously ‘The Boss’ on the U.K. version. Ben assimilates vast amounts of intelligence and turns it into actionable tactical plans to ensure the success of the ‘hunters’. The show has been aired across the world and is growing in strength and popularity. Ben also appears on a number of other TV productions and news channels discussing operational and security issues throughout the globe.

Ben Owen is also an internationally recognised expert in covert operations, surveillance and online investigations with over 17 years’ experience working at the very height of national security, military operations and now the private sector. Ben’s experience is leading large covert operations across the U.K. and abroad to combat counter terrorism, counter proliferation and counter espionage operations and attacks against the U.K. and its allies. Ben’s main role was to lead, direct and manage covert operational teams to gather intelligence against individuals and groups of national security in very high paced and pressured environments. Ben was integral in thwarting a number of high-profile terrorist cells and attack planning operations.

Prior to joining the British intelligence services, Ben was a Sniper in the British Forces. Ben served in Cyprus, Kuwait and also deployed on the first missions over the border into Iraq in GWII, aged just 19-years old.

Ben Owen lecture topics

  • ‘Hunted’ a global TV show

Ben provides an incredible overview of the concept and the thrill of the ‘chase’. He discusses mindsets, what makes good hunters and fugitives alike and whether you can really ‘disappear’ in today’s surveillance states.

  • How safe are you online?

Ben demonstrates a live hacking session where he illustrates just how much data we all give away each day. From leaving your house for work in the morning to the moment you return, you leave 100’s of digital breadcrumbs to be found by the bad guys.

  • Digital data in the modern world

Ben discusses how the digital landscape has changed significantly post pandemic. Companies are now mostly remote, around 75% in fact, but with remote work forces comes danger, but how do we stay safe?

  • Leadership

Ben Owen has been a leader since the age of 19 where he was thrusted into leading sensitive military operations as a sniper. He then led operational teams to gather intelligence on some of the world’s most dangerous people. He will discuss numerous situations where leadership skills have been tested and impart knowledge and experiences.

  • Cyber Spies Vs. Cyber Criminals

In a digitally complex and dangerous world, the rise of cyber-crime is huge. Ben discusses how we can all remain safe and spot the signs of a cyber-criminal attempting to hack into your digital life.

Ben Owen is a cyber security and intelligence expert

Ben Owen consults across the globe on how to utilise and leverage intelligence sources in investigations and how to keep yourself safe in the digitally complex and vulnerable world we live in.  He also discusses threat landscapes in the digital and physical space and how remote work forces can stay safe online.

Ben’s keynotes are delivered in a highly engaging and enthusiastic way that fully engages audiences into whatever the subject is. From growing up in poverty and starting his career as a cleaner cleaning the school he studied in, to starring in a global TV show, he really does have many topics covered, from resilience and determination, leadership, cyber security, intelligence operations, ‘Hunted’ the global TV brand and much more.


“We didn’t think a virtual talk would be as engaging, Wow – we were wrong! Top class” Richard Aitman, CPO

“A highly interactive masterclass delivered by Ben, highly recommended” Mark Whittle, AXA

“Literally blown away with how Ben demonstrated how vulnerable we are on the web” Sarah Goodison

I wanted to say a huge thanks from the Dicker Data team – that was an awesome presentation. Ben’s presentation was direct – straight to the point and set things up perfectly for our other speaker, Corien.” Dicker Data