Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson, CTCE

Director of Intelligence and Investigations

Matt Richardson is an expert on internet safety, Human Trafficking, and the prevention of online exploitation and holds an Ontario Police College credential in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and Social Media Intelligence (SOCINT) internet investigations. He is a Professor at Loyalist College where he teaches topics that include; online safety, using social media as a positive force,  and technology’s impact on modern society. As a speaker with the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) Matt covers topics that include; OSINT investigations on job candidates and using the internet for “precision recruiting”. Matt is a member of the Rogers Communications / Ryerson University Cybersecurity Catalyst project team where he collaborates with industry experts on a variety of topics related to online safety, cyber security and more. He is often sought out as a subject matter expert by the media with TV, Radio, and print coverage in Canada and the U.S. He works in partnership with Timea’s Cause to educate and prevent sex trafficking and is a featured speaker of the 1st Canadian National Summit on Child Sexual Exploitation. He founded the “Digital Empowerment Project” (Canada) in partnership with a retired Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigator for the Ohio State ICAC Task Force. Matt served as an Ambassador and Volunteer for the “Innocent Lives Foundation” (ILF) which is a U.S. headquartered NGO that helps law enforcement identify anonymous online child predators and bring them to justice. Matt is the Director of Intelligence and Investigations with the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII) where as part of a team of experts he uses his skills in the fight to help eliminate Human Trafficking.