David Hétu is a co-founder and Chief Research Officer of Flare Systems. David has a Ph.D. in criminology from the Université de Montréal. His main research interest is in online illicit markets and the impact of technology on crime, whether it be from the offenders’ point of view or from a regulation point of view. David’s research has been published in the highest academic journals (ex. British Medical Journal) and presented at leading conferences (Botconf, HOPE). He is regularly invited to share his analysis of cybercrime in media outlets. David has developed the DATACRYPTO software tool to monitor darknet activities and has co-developed the BitCluster software tool with Flare Systems' CEO Mathieu Lavoie.