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Misha Glenny

Renowned Organised Crime Specialist

Misha Glenny is an award-winning author and journalist who has been working in Eastern and Central Europe for 20 years. A former BBC Central Europe Correspondent, Misha is also the author of four best-selling books and has spent several years in a courageous investigation of organised crime networks worldwide.

"The Internet has fashioned a new and complicated environment for an age-old dilemma that pits the demands of security against the desire for freedom."

Misha Glenny

In detail

Misha Glenny gained recognition in the 1990s for his reporting on the Yugoslav wars and received the Sony Gold Award from the BBC in 1993 for his "outstanding contributions to broadcasting". He advised the US and several southern European governments on policy matters. He produced the BBC 1 drama series "McMafia," based on his book and the BBC Radio 4 series and podcast "How to Invent a Country," which was published as an audiobook in 2021. In 2022, he presented "The Scramble for Rare Earths" on BBC Radio 4 which examines geopolitical tensions over limited metals and raw materials.

What he offers you

In his keynotes, Misha highlights the opportunity for collaboration between information security and other departments, fostering a stronger cyber culture within organisations. By utilising captivating visual examples that are both entertaining and thought-provoking, Misha showcases the need for comprehensive integration of cyber security across all aspects of business operations.

How he presents

Misha's keen storytelling ability combined with his humour, charisma and a profound understanding of the criminal mind, offer unique first-hand insights into the workings of the criminal mind.


He presents in English, German, Serbo-Croat, Czech and Portuguese.

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  • Cyber Security
  • Global Organised Crime
  • Globalisation
  • South-eastern Europe
  • US-Europe Relations
  • Global Crime Networks


  • 2021
    How to Invent a Country: Nine Nations That Shaped the World (Audiobook)
  • 2019
    Putin: Prisoner of Power (Podcast)
  • 2016
    Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio
  • 2012
    The Balkans: Nationalism, War, The Great Powers 1804-2011
  • 2012
    DarkMarket: How Hackers Became the New Mafia
  • 2008
    McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld
  • 2001
    The Balkans: Nationalism, War & the Great Powers, 1804-1999
  • 1996
    The Fall of Yugoslavia: The Third Balkan War

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