Auriga appoints Darren Hodder as Associate Consultant and Fraud Expert


PRLog (Press Release)Feb. 26, 2014CENTRAL LONDON, U.K. Auriga Consulting Ltd (Auriga), the expert data, ICT and security consultancy, today announced the appointment of Darren Hodder as Associate Consultant and Fraud Expert. In his new role, Darren will draw upon his extensive experience to in fraud risk management and information security, cyber security, compliance to further enhance the ShieldACL™, DataACL™ and CloudACL™ service offerings in the Auriga portfolio.

Darren has established himself as a domain expert and specialist on technical, data, and software solutions for fraud risk issues with specific expertise in data sharing, trust and identity management, originations and payments fraud, and cyber enabled fraud. Darren is a key board member for The Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science (CSCSS). He also sits on the editorial board for E-finance & Payments Law and Policy (Cecile Park Publishing) and is the founder of #TheFraudTube ( a news and information resource and forum for the counter-fraud community.

With 15 years experience in credit and fraud risk management, Darren is a regular speaker and contributor at events such as Data Risk Management in Financial Services Summit and Cyber Intelligence Europe. His vendor neutral approach at Fraud Consulting and CSCSS is entirely complimentary to Auriga’s ethos as a product independent consultancy and he shares the same commitment to developing solutions for business problems that are pragmatic and appropriate with a measurable return on investment (MROI).

“As an advocate for a much more cohesive approach to modern fraud and cyber risk threats I am delighted to be a part of a team that is in a position to be able to bridge the gaps that often exists between infosec, audit and fraud risk teams. All too often organisations have silos with multiple teams looking at common threat issues from slightly different angles. By taking a more joined up approach organisations can better understand the risk profiles and operate more efficiently in managing and resolving issues,” says Darren Hodder, Associate Consultant and Fraud Expert.

“All too often fraud is touted as some sort of bogeyman. The security sector’s scaremongering has sold fraud as an unquantifiable issue that cannot be resolved. But with Darren’s depth of experience and our pragmatic approach we can address these issues for those organisations battling fraud head-on. We’re delighted to welcome Darren to the team and believe his expertise in fraud issues and risk management will greatly enhance our existing service offering,” said Louise T. Dunne, Managing Director, Auriga.

About Auriga

Auriga Consulting Ltd (Auriga) is an expert consultancy specialising in Data Management, Information Assurance, Corporate Governance, Business Process Modelling, Analysis, ICT and Security. We advocate data as the most valuable part of your business and combine superior security and assurance knowledge with a wealth of business management consultancy and efficiency skills. Using a unique set of methodologies we embed security by overlaying it onto business process and analysing data.

Auriga reported a turnover of more than £1million in its first full year of trading, cementing its reputation as one of the most dynamic and versatile solutions providers in the marketplace today. We have worked on some of the most demanding projects in the UK for customers from the public and private sectors, advising upon the architectures and business processes adopted for the G-Cloud project, NHS and social services databases, and leading the BSi’s largest audited UK organisation successfully through ISO 27001. To find out more, please go to or follow us on Twitter @AurigaConsult.

About Fraud Consulting

Fraud Consulting provides vendor neutral fraud consultancy services to clients covering financial services, banking, telecommunications, insurance industries and public sector bodies, both in the UK and internationally.

Key services include:

·      Operational & strategic reviews, gap analysis

·      Vendor neutral advice & vendor engagement

·      Specification & delivery support

·      Investigations

·      Project management

·      Training & awareness

Any enquiries should be sent to or alternatively telephone Fraud Consulting on +44 (0)20 3239 4714

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