Mark George Johnson was born in London, the son of a Dutch-Scottish mother and a Jamaican father. After starting school in north London, Mark’s family migrated to Jamaica, where he completed his high school education.
Mark joined the Jamaica Defence Force and after completing basic recruit training in Jamaica he was selected for commissioned officer training at the Indian Military Academy in Dehra Dun, India. On his return to Jamaica, Mark was engaged in counter-narcotics operations in support of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and operations against armed gangs in Kingston.
Mark retired from military service and was subsequently engaged by a number of high-tech communications firms as a fraud management expert. His projects take him to sites worldwide, including Australia, Pakistan, South Africa, Nigeria, Russia and the United Kingdom.
In 2012, Mark published his first book via Gower Publishing; ‘Demystifying Communications Risk’. A second Gower book followed; ‘Cybercrime, Security & Digital Intelligence’. Then, in 2013, he published his first work of history; ‘Never Surrender; Poland’s Long War’ through JetLaunch. A second history followed in early 2014; ‘Caribbean Volunteers at War; the forgotten story of the RAF’s Tuskegee Airmen’, which was published by Pen & Sword Publishing.
Mark is a regular chair at leading industry events, a popular public speaker and a prolific contributor of articles and interviews to a wide range of industry publications. He has produced guidance on high-tech crime risks for the UK Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). At the time of writing, he is at work on his fifth title.