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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.

Organizations ‘concerned by cybersecurity skills gap’

The ongoing cybersecurity skills gap is dealing a significant blow to the confidence of organizations looking to defend themselves against potential attacks.

UK government to roll out cybersecurity clubs for teens to address skills shortage

A new government scheme will be rolled out to thousands of 14-18 year olds across the UK, encouraging them to take part in extracurricular cybersecurity clubs.

InterContinental Hotels Group confirms suspected data breach

The InterContinental Hotels Group has revealed that 12 of its hotels suffered a data breach between August and December last year.

Banking chiefs ‘lack confidence to identify data breaches’

Just over one in five banks and insurers are confident in their ability to identify data breaches, according to a new global survey from Capgemini Consulting.

Strategic cybersecurity will stymie ‘expanding threat landscape’

Strategic cybersecurity the key to keeping the threat of cyberattacks at bay, a new report states.

Over half of US citizens ‘have experienced a data breach’

A significant number of US citizens have experienced a data breach and are concerned over the security of their personal information, a study reveals.

Security professionals shortage in UK ‘increasing competition among companies for talent’

IT security professionals are at the forefront of the demand from companies across the UK, many of whom have placed greater demand on tech skills.

Yahoo faces SEC probe into its two record-breaking data breaches

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into whether Yahoo could have been quicker to tell investors about two record-breaking data breaches.

Lloyds Banking Group hit with distributed denial of service attack

Lloyds Banking Group fell victim to an attempted cyberattack earlier this month, which saw cybercriminals attempt to crash the online banking service over a two day period.

UK fraud and cybercrime figures show extent of these threats

There were approximately 5.6 million incidents of fraud and cybercrime in the UK last year, new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

Cybersecurity skills shortage ‘still a global problem’

There are signs of improvement in the global cybersecurity skills gap, but serious problems still remain, a new report finds.

UK’s ICO releases new guidelines for becoming GDPR ready

The UK’s ICO has released a new set of guidelines aimed at ensuring companies are adequately prepared for the introduction of the GDPR.

WhatsApp bug: Messages ‘can be intercepted and read’

A WhatsApp ‘security issue’ has been identified, meaning third parties may be able to both intercept and read encrypted messages, according to new research.

UK launches major cybersecurity inquiry

The UK parliament has launched an inquiry into its cybersecurity defense measures, describing cyberthreats as a “major security challenge”.

Cybercriminals ‘should be punished with Wi-Fi jammers’

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.

Man pleads guilty to role in harassment scheme against senior US government officials

Justin Liverman, a student from North Carolina, has admitted collaborating in a harassment scheme targeting US officials and their families.

Children in a digital world ‘need lessons in online safety’

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.

Federal Trade Commission launches $25,000 IoT security competition

The Federal Trade Commission have launched a competition to encourage the public to devise a technical solution to protect IoT devices from security threats.

NCSC boss asked to detail efforts to protect financial services sector against cyberattacks

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 experiences biggest data breach in history: 1 billion affected

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.

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