Education: Degree in history, postgraduate diploma in journalism and a PGCE PCET with a specialism in journalism.
Highlights of your career: Writing a novel in my early 20s which, while unpublishable, I'm very proud of.
What malware do you hate the most? Hate is a very strong word. They are all problematic.
Favorite activities: Anything cultural.
Golden rule for cyberspace? Don't overshare – privacy is an understated virtue.
When did you get your first computer and what kind was it? No idea when but it was the ZX Spectrum – tape cassettes for games.
Favorite computer game / activity: Street Fighter II; Super Mario Kart; Metal Gear Solid.
A WhatsApp ‘security issue’ has been identified, meaning third parties may be able to both intercept and read encrypted messages, according to new research.
A senior UK police officer has suggested that offenders of cybercrime should be penalized by being made to wear Wi-Fi jammers rather than being sent to prison.
Justin Liverman, a student from North Carolina, has admitted collaborating in a harassment scheme targeting US officials and their families.
More needs to be done to better equip children for life in a digital world, according to a new report from England’s children’s commissioner.
The Federal Trade Commission have launched a competition to encourage the public to devise a technical solution to protect IoT devices from security threats.
The head of the UK’s NCSC has been asked to offer more detail into how the financial services sector will be protected from cyberattacks.
Yahoo has experienced the biggest data breach in history, with up to one billion user accounts thought to have been affected by a historic security incident.
A 17-year-old who pleaded guilty to offenses relating to 2015’s TalkTalk cyberattack has had his iPhone confiscated and been sentenced to a 12-month rehabilitation order.
A new study from Newcastle University in the UK suggests that cybercriminals can access online banking details of any Visa card through a so-called Distributed Guessing Attack.
National lottery operator Camelot tells players to change their passwords after thousands of accounts have been accessed by cybercriminals.
Organizations need to do more to prevent themselves from experiencing data breaches, as many people are of the opinion that not enough is currently being done.
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