Angela Edwards, Director of Circle2Success was lucky enough to host an event with Neil Walsh, Chief of the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section for the United Nations a month ago on Identity fraud and cyber crime with the TM Group. Neil is a great example of leadership, as he presently struggles with cancer he still worries about the world at large and the impact of COVID-19 on the world and our vulnerable people and talks about ‘What Keeps Him Awake at Night’ with Melissa Flemming.
“If we are lucky enough to be sitting in a place that is safe and dry…our job is to try to give that to other people who don’t have that.”
In this episode, host Melissa Fleming speaks with Neil Walsh, Chief of Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. He describes the horrific surge of criminals exploiting and abusing children online while they are in lock-down and what he is doing to stop it. He speaks about his belief that “COVID-19 is the great reset button.” He also describes the scene he witnessed of a deadly terrorist bombing as a child in Belfast, Northern Ireland and how “that was the moment where I decided I’m going to do something to stop this stuff.”
Mr. Walsh also speaks candidly about his continuing 14-year battle with bowel cancer and why he is so vocal on social media about his struggle with the disease. “There were four occasions where he was told by a doctor, ‘you may not survive tonight.’ He reveals that he was diagnosed on the day of his second date with his wife and the notes he writes to his four children in case he doesn’t make it out of surgery alive.
Listen to his inspiring story. https://bit.ly/30hCVOn